Author Archives: Lindsey Knudson

Sea Wheeze Training

So this totally snuck up on me! It was last week when I got my shorts that I remembered I should probably put together a training plan for the race. I cheated and am almost using the same plan as Phoenix since it worked pretty darn good for us.

Like always, I plan to follow this plan 80% of the time, summer is busy and goes by so fast that there needs to be flexibility in the plan. Lets hope this plan earns me a new PR 😉

Lindsey

Weekend Recap

Since my brain seems to be drawing a blank right now, jumping into the weekend recap:

Friday

I left my run for this day since it was supposed to be really nice. But it turned out windy and cloudy, after Chloe was in bed Avery decided to join me versus watching hockey with Chad. We did a quick 6km:

Running with the BOB is so much nicer than the double stroller!

Saturday

Since Avery gets to stay up later than Chloe me and Chloe have a morning tradition where we cuddle in bed for 5-10 minutes before we start our day:

We met up with some of Chad’s co-workers to pick garbage for the morning bright and early. It is the annual city clean up so we make sure to do our part. The girls and I spent 90 minutes picking garbage before calling it a day and heading home.

I think Chad said total (about 10 of us) we did 20 bags!

We had lunch before heading to the backyard to play for a bit:

Later on we went to have a BBQ with my family then my Mom, Avery and I headed to a local market. I usually am on top of it and know what vendors are going to be there that I follow on Instagram but did not and was happy to see a few favourites – even if I did not recognize some of the ladies! Mom brain! I promised myself that I would buy myself something and not the girls, which I did and will share later this week 🙂

I did pick up some cookies and this juice for the girls though:

Once Avery was in bed Chad and I watched The Accountant – two thumbs up!

Sunday

It was not as near as nice as Saturday but keeping with my promise to run outside I went out for a run. About a minute in I regretted my clothing choice of shorts and a t-shirt but decided I would warm up – WRONG. I had a cold head wind and was so cold! No photo since I ran my butt off just to get home!

Our day was spent doing chores, planting out front porch flowers and visiting the SPCA:

And that is a wrap to our weekend!

Lindsey

 

Foodie Friday

This week spring – well, maybe summer? arrived and we could not be happier! This meant many evenings outside after work which I l love!

The girls love riding their bikes out front:

Chloe is so obsessed with food these days, she easily out eats Avery and finishes up her meals most days. Growth spurt? Oh and never take food away from her – end.of.the.world.

I got my Sea Wheeze shorts! These are my first Lulu shorts and I love them – my fear as to why I never bought any! Me trying to get a decent photo showing them off:

They fit so nice!

More – outside play, this water table is the best outdoor toy ever!

Chloe has become headband obsessed, and every morning picks one out to wear:

Avery helping me wash the vehicles, yes she soaked me:

Chloe loves to walk around the yard, but has to hold our hand:

Yesterday was so nice out I might have found a way to sneak in a mojito on a patio to enjoy the sunshine:

Rough life, I know!

I am gearing up for Sea Wheeze training in the next few weeks (training plan post coming soon!) but in the meantime, I have been getting to spin and yoga weekly as well as doing Hard Corps (BeachBody) workouts at home. I think this training plan will include these weekly classes since I love them too much not to!

Onto meal planning:

Saturday – Bison burgers & garden salad

Sunday – Sweet Potato Black Bean Quinoa Bowls – Recipe Runners

Monday – Salmon Tacos

Tuesday – BBQ Chicken Quinoa Salad – Iowa Girl Eats

Wednesday – Hoisin Stir Fry Bowls with Spicy Peanut Sauce – Budget Bytes

Thursday – Easiest Pasta and Broccoli – Skinny Taste 

Friday -OUT

Weekend plans – a community garbage pick-up with Chad’s work (the girls and I will help I am thinking), a craft sale with my Mom & Avery, a “long” run Sunday and that is all for now.

Lindsey

May (Mini) Goals

It has been way too long since I did any monthly goals, but lets be real for the last year it was just about keeping everyone alive 😉 I thought to get back into it and stay accountable I would start small.

1 – Drink more water. Enough said. Ever since moving to my Swell water bottle (which I do love) I have not drank enough since it is much smaller than my old water bottle. So I need to come up with a system to track my intake better.

2 – Eat salads daily. Packing salads for lunch is so easy and take 5 minutes so if not lunch a side salad for supper. It seems easy enough 😉

3 – More sleep. Another no-brainer. But I have been going to bed a lot later these days (10:30pm) and get up at 5am and I am darn tired at that time so I am aiming to be asleep before 10pm.

4 – Run outside. Since Phoenix I have barely run outside (twice since being home) but now that is is nicer out my goal is to run outside two days a week – rain or shine!

5 – Catch up on reading. I am behind on my last book club book, have not started the next one and have a few that have been sitting bedside for months so I need to get into the groove again on reading, maybe this means 9pm bed with 30 minutes of reading?

And that is a wrap!

Lindsey

Do you have any goals for this month?

 

Save the Date – Upcoming Local Races

If I had unlimited time (and bank account) I would run every race I could, but alas that is not life 😉  I find every year there are more and more great races popping up.

I have already shared my 2017 race calendar but for local(ish) people wanted to share other great races that I am not able to do but are still worth looking into.

May

Woody’s Half Marathon – I am still on the fence on this one for this year. Call me a wimp but I want to see what the weather will be like 😉

2014:

Red Deer Women’s Fun Run -This race has turned into an annual tradition for my Mom and I. We started doing Mother’s Day runs in Calgary, then found this great local one and did it before I had any kids and ever since 🙂 It is a great family morning!

2014:

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June

City Chase – This is Canada’s largest urban adventure race and every year it is on my list to do but  I have to make the dates work. I have only heard great things about it and know I would love it. Teams of two navigate around the city to do various challenges.

Foam Fest Run – Another one on my list but I am actually scared of hurting myself falling with the foam – haha!

Troubled Monk Run (We are running this one!)

2016: 

BDO Run for Youth

Spartan Race

August

Mud Hero – We have been doing this race ever since it came to Red Deer and I am SO sad to miss it this year due to being gone for Sea Wheeze. I have ran this race 7 months pregnant & 3 months pregnant and have always had a blast! This race is the largest obstacle race in Alberta with 18+ obstacles over 6km. It is already over 70% sold out so if you are thinking of registering get on it 😉

2014/2015/2016 photos:

Chocolate Chase (We are running this one!)

September

Harvest Run – Another run I’ve always wanted to do since I love fall running in our city but we always seem to be away this weekend so maybe this year I will stick around for it 🙂

What I love most about these races is that there is something for everyone, no matter your running/fitness level 🙂

Lindsey