Motivation Monday: April 3, 2011

This is my Mamavation post for Monday, April 3, 2011.

Hey everyone!

Wow! Tomorrow (or if you’re reading this on Monday, today) is the #mamavation Twitter party where the two Mamavation Moms for Campaign 8 will be announced! I’m so excited for everyone – you’re all so deserving! I’ll be a panelist at the party, so if you want to join me, RSVP here and join @bookieboo and I on Twitter on Monday April 4, 2011 from 8-10pm EST. It’ll be a lot of fun and theres a TON of great fitness SWAG to win!

This week my post is gonna be short and sweet ’cause I’m a little worn out from a busy weekend – I ran my first race since baby Amber was born! 8K! You can read my race report on Generation Go. I learned one thing during my race – I need to run MORE! In January, I registered for a half marathon coming up at the end of May and apparently I’m WAY behind in my training! I’ve been staying active, but not following any training plan. That last km of my race was HARD! Harder than an 8k should be 8 weeks before a half marathon….

So it’s time to buckle down. I’ve been exercising regularly because it’s fun and I ran my 8k on Saturday without really training specifically for it and did alright, but it could have been done better. So I’ve taken a long hard look at my family’s schedule, and found a way to fit more training in – more structured training. This week will be my first week training with a FOCUS on my upcoming half marathon.

Here’s a summary of what I accomplished last week:
Monday: Nike Training Club Workout
Tuesday: Pushed Brooke and Amber 5km’s in the double jogging stroller.
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: Rest
Friday: Rest (drove to downtown Toronto to pick up my race kit)
Saturday: 8k race
Sunday: Rest/play with the kids – roller bladed around the neighbourhood pushing the double jogging stroller.

Here’s a pic from my race:

Sierra, Myself and Brooke

Have a great week everyone!!


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  • kia
    April 4, 2011 at 12:36 am

    Enjoy your rest tonight because I know you are going to crank it up starting tomorrow. Woohoo!!! Have a great focused training week darlin’

  • Homemom3
    April 4, 2011 at 11:20 am

    I hope you enjoyed that sleep. You are doing great and congrats on your race. Your daughters are cute too.

  • Laura @LoCiaravino
    April 4, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    I admire your planning and scheduling skills!
    You’re totally going to rock this race coming up. And THANK YOU for your advice on how to get started!
    Have a great week!

  • Andrea Kruse (@notimeMom)
    April 4, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Congrats on your run!!! Now you have a point of reference for you next one. You are a great inspiration and reading about your accomplishments I am more eager than ever to start on my own path to a 5k. Can’t wait to connect with you on planning. 🙂

    Have a great week!

  • Angela @ MyPinkyToes
    April 4, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Your kids are so cute with their posters! Good luck training for your half!

  • Stacie
    April 4, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Congrats on doing a race! That picture with your girls is so cute. Can’t wait to hear how your training goes this week. Have a great one!

  • MrsFatass
    April 4, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Congrats on your race! I am familiar with that feeling of an approaching deadline. I was like that before I flew to vegas for the half marathon. You’ve got time if you stick with it, which I’m sure you will! Good luck!


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