Winter Wonderland

Started off the day with the shortest 2.5km run. Humorously, I got out and had to pee SO bad there was no hope of continuing to run. I thought I might be able to make it 4 km at least, but by 1.5km I was all “STEPH, IM GOING TO PEE MY PANTS”. Back home we went, will go back out for another 6km this evening. I have finally got back to running, and loving it. I am back to the girl who looks forward to running every day. I have started a new 5-days-a-week half marathon plan. This is new for me, as someone who used to train 3 days a week, but I think that it will keep me more consistent. This week I managed to run 4 days while I worked 12 hour shifts AND through a freezing rain/snow storm! YAY! Progress. I never used to run after work unless I was behind for the week; always found myself too tired. This week, I felt more energized and less stressed. Who would have thunk. My brain just needed to run. 

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(Taking on my trek to work from my parking spot the morning after our first storm of winter!)

Another win for progress. I started taking another yoga class last week, more of a back stretch out rather than a work out, but I really felt a great stretch in my back and hope to continue to go once a week. Hoping it will combat some nursing-back-pain!

I am still feeling complacent in some ways, but much more encouraged and feeling free to explore where and what I want to be at this stage in life. =)

In other news, making crock pot chicken cordon blue today: literally took my 3 and a half minutes to put it together. Check out the recipe at http://dreamingallday.com/2012/11/04/slow-cooker-chicken-cordon-bleu/ !!!

Having a relaxing day at home doing some laundry and chores, hoping for an Obama victory on this voting day! (Since american politics affect us Canadian’s so incredibly much!;) )

 
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