weekly workout recap: jul 13 – 19

Long time readers know that I’ve had a challenging relationship with yoga. I desperately wanted to like it. No, scratch that. I desperately wanted to connect to it. Despite trying various yoga classes in a variety of studios, and umpteen at-home versions, I never felt that thing I was longing to. i.e. the ‘so what?’.…

welcome home! (…to an empty fridge)

It looked iffy yesterday. Issues with my scheduled flights to Vegas meant a mad scramble at the airport to rebook. I was going to arrive last night come hell or high water. Even though several United gate agents, telephone-based staff and Air Canada customer service reps seemed determined to slow me down. Mission accomplished. I arrived…

at the corner of zen and bullshit

Coming off my recent cleanse, and feeling oh so smug in all my re-booted and detoxified glory, I considered taking a trip to Whole Foods to restock my fridge and pantry with goodies of the organic and healthy variety. What I love about Whole Foods is also what I hate about them. It’s the distinct air of general snootiness, with…

week 48 workout summary

Week 48 brought with it a return to good health, so after two weeks of lacklustre workouts due to illness, this past week was a good opportunity to ramp things back up. The DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) which inspired this post on Friday was likely caused by the combo of Tuesday’s Power Circuit Training session (where…

week 46 workout summary

I will never regret my 5k Ugly Sweater Run a week ago Saturday, but as I noted in my race recap post and also in last week’s weekly update, running with a head cold wreaked havoc on my already weakened immune system. This past week was spent paying for my good time Saturday. An incessant cough, accompanied with a lovely…

week 44 workout summary

Week 44, AKA a return to BodyPump.  I’m so pumped (pun intended) to be back in Toronto and my BodyPump classes at the gym.  Since we were still officially on the road Sunday (we flew from Vegas to Buffalo on Saturday, then stayed overnight for the Bills game on Sunday), it meant arriving home pretty…