I just have to say, that not being with my family on Mother’s Day kind of sucked. I realize its just a day on a calendar and what really counts is the time you spend with them. But seriously it sucked balls (can I say that? I’m saying it).
To try and pass the time this morning I went for a walk early in the morning. You know who is on the paths at 7am? Runners. And so on top of missing my family, I started to miss my friends. I realized I miss the gentle sound of a fellow runner’s feet hitting the pavement, quite often in unison with mine. I realized I miss the sound of someone else breathing hard with the effort of running. I realized that without the support of my friends and fellow runners I have about zero motivation to run!!
So on the up side, the tulip festival is under way and I did get some pictures to share with everyone. It was lonely, but it was pretty.
As promised…a photo of happiness in a box.
I’m in Ottawa. (yep, on the road again….I know, I know, I just got home! believe me. I know)
So I woke up this morning, I was drinking my coffee and I decided I am still not a morning person. I’m not ready to run yet, maybe I could just go for a walk. So I convince a friend to go with me (it didn’t take much really-one text). The walk was beautiful! The air is crisp, the sun is shinning, there’s a path along the canal and just as we are about to cross the street back to our hotel I see it! A sign. No literally, it was a sign. The Scone Witch has relocated (if you haven’t been and you are in Ottawa, you should fix that) ACROSS THE STREET from my hotel!! Stay tuned for pictures of absolute deliciousness :)
Isn’t it funny how the smallest discovery can just absolutely make your day.
So it was a busy travel week. The later half was spent in Halifax, Nova Scotia and you know, I didn’t even THINK to take a picture to post on here. What is wrong with me!?
I actually think I know the answer. I get so consumed by the idea of travel and how busy I am that I let go of everything else!! Seriously. I ran once (the day I got there), and I didn’t track what I ate-which leads to me eating anything and everything (because apparently I think I don’t gain weight when I’m not writing it down which I am acutely aware that in fact I DO and that’s the problem), I didn’t blog, walk, or drink water.
And what’s on my upcoming schedule? 2 more weeks of travel! So if you have a great idea….please…..send it to me because what I got isn’t working for me.
Oh yes. Reaping the rewards of spin class.
I was going to go for a bike ride today (reward for finding the floor in my office). And then it got REALLY windy. And then the person I was supposed to ride with said-hey, maybe you should come by and we will do a WOD instead. And I said…..see you in a half hour!? What? Why did I say that?? Who are you!?
WOD = Workout of the Day = crossfit
I haven’t done anything like this since…since….well it predates MJ. But I got there and I said to myself:
(my bar looked JUST like this-without all that pesky added weight)
And so I did a “WOD”. And I lived. And it wasn’t so bad. And I think I may have actually missed it. Freak!
Darryl took this photo as I helped MJ in her “practice Easter egg hunt”. And I look so skinny I need to post it! lol
Yes we had a practice Easter egg hunt!!! We didn’t want to be embarrassed with a 16 month old in a field of chocolate and not know what to do. So we did a mini mock up at home and let her have a chocolate so she got the point, because like her mom, she WILL work for chocolate.
And now after a long weekend of eating I will concentrate on getting back to eating right and working out…..I did a hill run today. I was a little (read a whole lot) hesitant to get back out there and run after Friday’s experience. Thanks to many of you who took time to read and comment on my last post I knew I just had to pick myself up, dust myself off, and get back out there. Success!! Thank you all for your support.
I ran the Good Friday 10 miler…..bit of an eye opener. I came in, as the title suggests, second last. So now I struggle to keep that in perspective. My morning got off to a bad start. Without getting too graphic….I’m pretty sure I had food poisoning. 4 Imodium later I managed to keep in a piece of toast and a banana. Unfortunately I burn through sugar like nobody’s business so at about the 6 mile marker I hit the proverbial wall. I finished but it wasn’t pretty.
Now may be a good time to say I have a 1/2 marathon coming up in June and a 1/2 Ironman in September. Not holding out a lot of hope at this point for the 1/2 marathon but this was just the kick in the a$$ I needed for September. I have 5 months to train and no interest in feeling like I did yesterday. Wish me luck :)
That’s right! I MADE this!!! Are you jealous??
OK so its a total Pinterest hack. And a not very good one at that. But the kids liked them and they tasted alright so its alright by me. I also tried a new recipe I pinned for dinner. Living on the wild side! Serving untested dishes to company.
I think spring may finally be here but I don’t want to jinx it! I have also decided to start fresh. I have mostly wiped this site clean because so much has changed and I have no idea where this is going to take me. One thing remains, I am “Cassey Not Classy”. So if you are still out there, send me a quick hello so I know who is still reading and join me on another random journey.
(perhaps I should include a warning that this won’t be all “paleo” and “crossfit”……although crossfit may be making a reappearance in my life……)