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Thanksgiving + Fitness Recap

Happy Monday & Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians!

This has been a very busy week.  I started off on Monday by sleeping through my alarm and not feeling like doing anything – I think I’m going to give up on trying to run Monday mornings because getting up for work is hard enough.  By Sunday I was motoring along and super motivated to do all.the.things!  It’s funny how a week can start off slow but by the end of the week it’s a completely different story.

Monday: Slept through my alarm clock and skipped my run.  I felt so blah and sluggish.  At lunch I dragged my tired butt to boot camp class.  After class I felt “alive” and ready to tackle anything!

Tuesday: Went for a “little” lunch time run that ended up being 5-ish quick miles (8.74k).  My legs were in the mood to run!

Wednesday: 7.35 k Morning run with Becky, then a lunch time boot camp class.  

Thursday: Legs were not in the mood to run at all, so I took it easy on my 5k run.

Friday: Rest day – I felt burnt out and had a bad case of the I don’t wannas, so I didn’t. Later that night we went to a surprise party for Juliette’s birthday.

Saturday: Cleaned the house and did a 20 minute kettlebell workout in the living room.  Pecan the kitty decided that I needed a spotter 🙂

Sunday: Ran 10k. I was contemplating painting my bedroom with all of the leftover paint from the last two rooms I painted.  My kids finally nagged me enough for me to get off my butt and start the project.  Painting is so much work!! 

Here’s the beautiful “before” picture of my puke green bedroom with lovely floral curtains:

Mid-way through my painting project I had to get cleaned up for a family Thanksgiving dinner.  We met at a restaurant (it’s just easier that way). We had a lovely meal with my parents, my brother and his wife Colette, Colette’s mom, her cousin and her uncle.

My brother and I:

I then went back home and worked on my room again.

This morning I got right back at it and finished the job.  I painted the walls a light grey and the trim white (it was the same puke green as the walls).  We rearranged the furniture to give me a sitting area to watch Netflix, relax with a book or to write blog posts.  Before I didn’t really have any place in the house that was my own.  

My plan is to get a bigger TV, and put a small loveseat with ottoman in my corner.  I haven’t bought new bedding or pillows yet because the colour of those will depend on the loveseat colour. I have dark grey curtains to move up to my room from downstairs, but first I have to buy new curtains for downstairs.

Tonight we’re celebrating Thanksgiving with our neighbors. 


Weekly totals: 31 km running, 2 boot camp classes, 1 kettlebell workout, 1 bedroom painted. Despite the slow start, it was a pretty busy week!

This week’s fitness plan:

Monday: Painting
Tuesday: 8k Morning run + Kettlebell circuit
Wednesday: Lunch bootcamp class
Thursday: 8k Morning run
Friday: 8k Morning run
Saturday: HIIT Workout
Sunday: 10k Trail Run?

Have a great week everyone!!

What colour loveseat and bedding would you get?

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    Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner
    October 9, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Your Thanksgiving table is really nice hope you had a wonderful dinner. I’ve thought about painting rooms on my own but I am kind of intimidated honestly-good for you

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