KMs Ran: 236m
# of spin classes/cross training: 10
#Rest Days: 6
# of yoga classes: 5
Favourite April workout: Our group 35km run on the Mississauga Route was probably a highlight for me not only because it was a good run, it was a lot of fun being out with everyone and having the support we did.
Favourite piece of training equipment: I do almost all of my running outside but did use the treadmill for my speed work during April. At first I felt kind of guilty but it was more a mental challenge staring at a blank while while trying not to die.
Current Reads: Running and Philosophy. A marathon for the mind:
A first-of-its-kind collection of essays exploring those gems of philosophical wisdom runners contemplate when out for a run. Topics considered include running and the philosophy of friendship; the freedom of the long distance runner; running as aesthetic experience, and "Could a Zombie Run a Marathon?" Contributing essayists include philosophers with athletic experience at the collegiate level, philosophers whose past time is running, and one philosopher who began running to test the ideas in his essay.
Current Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure: Hmmm other than the serious amount of vino on my Bday, there hasn’t been too much indulging of late. I guess the yoga I have been doing is an indulgence as all that hotness doesn’t come cheap. (twss)
Current Song: Chelsea Dagger – an oldie but I love it.
Current Wish List: To give all I truly have during Sunday’s race.
Current Bane of my Existence: My brain, specifically my running brain that puts all these doubts about the marathon in my head. My pumpkin is a scary place to be people….
Fav Recipe: Seared tofu with Green Bean and Asian Coconut Sauce I of course embellished and added in green onion, mushrooms and bamboo shoots. Loved.this.
Current Blessings: I was able to come out and cheer on the hubs and some friends at a small race on Saturday. It was awesome to see the hubs race at a fast pace. He was diagnosed with asthma recently so that has been worrying me…cause that’s who I am. He still busted out a 5km time of 21:30..with no real speed training for it…….
My other friends set PBs and had some age group winning done.
Current Excitement/Freak out: You figured I’d say the marathon which is this coming Sunday. But no…the excitement is our upcoming vacation post marathon which sorely needed due to my current freak out which is how busy I am at work.
So, that’s it…another training session almost done. The final test to happen on Sunday. Stand by folks…