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#MotivateMe Monday: My Mothers Day + Seven Weeks to Go!

If you’re new here, #MotivateME Monday is a weekly link-up co-hosted by myself and Running Rachel for accountability and encouragement. It’s a place for us to share goals, plans, successes and have each other to pick us up to keep moving forward.

Happy Monday, and Happy Belated Mother’s Day!

I hope you all had a fabulous week! I had a fantastic training week followed by a great Mother’s Day. The kids absolutely spoiled me with homemade cards, a flower pen, a bookmark and breakfast in bed:

IMG_9363.JPGThe big girls have outgrown the desire to eat my breakfast on me, but not Amber – she ate my english muffin for me, lol!  After my nice breakfast, my training buddies and I got together with the kids to go for a run to the park:


So much fun!

The kids rode their bikes with us, while we ran and I pushed Amber in my jogging stroller (that I swear I haven’t used in a year). Once at the park the kids played on the play structure while Juliette, Becky and I the path that surrounds the park – we figure it’s about 400 to 500m around.  All told we ran about 5k.

The rest of my week was pretty good. Monday night I helped Brooke’s softball coaches with her practice as I recovered from Sunday’s half marathon (I needed to keep moving to help my legs recover). On Tuesday morning I felt a lot more rested, so I ran 9k with Becky, Juliette and Jason before work, then at lunch I went to spinning class at GoodLife Fitness.  I brought my new cycling shoes so i arrived early to ask the spin instructor how to clip in.  She was awesome and taught me how to clip in and out, how to pedal and she even taught me some single leg drills to do.  Wednesday I was tired so skipped swimming and I did a short kettlebell workout in the morning, then coached Sierra’s softball team after work. On Thursday I ran close to 9k before work, then did a 45 min spinning class at lunch.  On Friday I swam 1k before work.  On Saturday I woke up early and went for a 26.5 k ride on my bike, then went for a 3k run as soon as I got home – the sunrise was GORGEOUS!  Then on Sunday we went out for a Mother’s Day 5k fun run.



Whew! What a week!  

This week is pretty much the same – there is only 7 more weeks (5 more training weeks) until Ironman 70.3 Muskoka so I need to buckle right down and keep on training!  Here is this week’s plan:

Monday: Rest day to recover
Tuesday: 9k run with the o’dark thirty club – 2 min hard with 2 min recovery jogs for 9k, followed by a brief core workout.3 sets of: Planks, side planks, hamstring bridges, pushups and supermans. During lunch I’ll go to spinning for 40 min.
Wednesday: 1k swim before work, then coaching softball after work.
Thursday: 9k tempo run with the o’dark thirty crew, followed by a brief core workout.3 sets of: Planks, side planks, hamstring bridges, pushups and supermans. During lunch I’ll go to spinning for 40 min.
Friday: 1k swim before work. After work I’ll try to do a DailyBurn kettlebell workout.
Saturday: Longish bike ride – hoping for 40k, then a short 2k run.
Sunday: Longish run – 15k


A weekly linkup on Mondays for you to share your weekly fitness plans and meal plans #MotivateMe http://www.fitnesscheerleader.com


  1. Every Monday share your fitness, nutrition plan etc by linking them up.  All you will need is your post’s URL, and a photo you would like to attach.
  2. Posts that aren’t related will be deleted.
  3. In your post, please mention that you’re participating in #MotivateMe Monday link up, and link back to the hosts, Fitness Cheerleader at FitnessCheerleader.com, & Running Rachel at RunningRachel.com
  4. Read what the other linkers, are sharing.  Visit at least 2 other bloggers’ posts and share some support by commenting and engaging with each other.  The more you support, the more support you will get back.

Have an active and healthy week!


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  • Melanie
    May 12, 2015 at 6:09 am

    Sounds like a great week!! I do the same thing here at a local park and run laps! It’s so fun! 🙂 Enjoy your week!

  • Krysten
    May 12, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    sounds like the perfect weekend!
    And I think you have Muskoka in the bag!

  • Lucie Palka
    May 12, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    Well, looks like you had an amazing week of training and a great mother’s day! I’m hoping to get to do an Iron Girl tri next year, what kind of bike do you recommend for an event like that?

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