Happy Monday everyone!
Today is Thanksgiving here in Canada, so Happy Thanksgiving to all of my fellow Canadians! Yes, it’s weird that we celebrate Thanksgiving 6 weeks before our neighbours to the south. Perhaps it’s because our harvest comes sooner in the year because our first frost is sooner? Either way, our thanksgiving is technically today but we celebrated yesterday. Today we get to enjoy all of the amazing turkey leftovers 🙂 If you’re looking for something to make with your leftover turkey I’ve put together this great list for you: 6 awesome recipes for your leftover turkey.
I had an amazing Thanksgiving weekend with my family. We headed up to Ottawa to spend the weekend with my hubby’s family. It’s a 6 hour drive so we spend Thanksgiving with his family, and Christmas at home with my family. Besides the most amazing meal I have ever eaten lovingly made for us by my mother-in-law, we went to the barn for some horseback riding with my nieces, watched the airplanes come in and land at the airport, and walked to the park three times to play.
I’ve been struggling with my running lately and feeling a bit down about it, but being with my family this weekend has really reminded me of what’s truly important.
I’m thankful for:
- My health – it’s so easy to take this for granted, but as soon as I feel a cough or sore throat coming on I’m quickly reminded that the saying “health is wealth” is so very true.
- My family – My husband, my kids, my parents, my in-laws, my brother etc. I’m so thankful that I’m surrounded by such loving people.
- Living in a free country. I am truly blessed to live where I live. We’re in the midst of a federal election and while some of the issues seem major, I realise that I am lucky to live where we get a vote.
Everything else is gravy, these three things enable me to enjoy so many other things in life.
This week my training went well and I’m now into the taper for Sunday’s half marathon, yay!!! No taper crazies for me this week, I was so ready for a rest!
Last week’s training looked like this:
Monday: 40 min spinning class at lunch
Tuesday: 7k run with Juliette & Becky before work
Thursday: 8k run with Becky before work
Saturday: 10k run + Cosmic Yoga with the kids
Sunday: Dailyburn Tactical Bodyweight Training video
Despite feeling exhausted, I made it through the last week of hard training and did the single leg glute bridges every night.
This week my plan is:
Monday: 40 min on the indoor trainer
Tuesday: 7k run with Becky before work
Thursday: 8k run with Becky before work
Sunday: Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon!!
Last week I shared a visual of my training progress for the month, so here is the updated view:
This week’s move of the week is…..
Primary Muscle Groups
Secondary Muscle Groups:
- Go into a standard push-up position, supporting your weight on your toes and hands. Your back is flat and your core is tight. Your hands should be directly beneath your shoulders.
- Lower yourself into a push-up. Focus the tension in the chest.
- As you descend, bring your right leg up and to the side. Try to touch the knee to the elbow. As you push yourself back up, return the leg to its original position. Repeat with the other side.
Enjoy the spiderman push-ups everyone, and have a great week!
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