Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Whin, Whin and more whiny

I'm pretty angry at my school right now---

Monday and yesterday, I had two big mid terms to study for. Since monday I had a 3 hour break (way to long btw) I went to the library with a friend of mine to study. Same with Tuesday. 

I walked around the library, went to 3 "study" floors, where I passed many people sleeping, watching videos on their computers etc. When I finally found a spot. 

Tuesday I did the same thing. Went to the study floors, walked around and found no empty seats. Finally I left, because no one was getting up and walked to where my mid term was being held and found a table and a chair and made my own study space. 

The reason I'm so mad? Ryerson can spend 175,000+ on painting the cement ground of our school colours when that money could be spent on more study spaces! Waste of money. Waste of hard earned $$$. It ticks me off.

I try and be a positive person, to be more "walk a mile in there shoes" before I say something in my head. Easier said than done. Right?

Well I lost it last night. It was Alex's birthday yesterday and I love celebrating people's birthday's because it's there day. We had breakfast together, he went to play golf with his 3 best friends as I went to school. After, some of his best friends said they'd come down to my area to have dinner. We were so excited. But it never happen since they bailed and made excuses about how long the drive is. The drive that Alex and I make a lot to spend time with friends. It hurts ya, know. To always make an effort to be somewhere and have it not returned. Alex is very hurt which makes me super sad. 

Friendship is a two way street. That's all I'll say. 

Feels good to get things off my chest. 

Monday, October 21, 2013


That was my time for yesterday's ScotiaBank Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon...and beating my goal of finishing under 2 hours. I am so happy....very sore as you can imagine but soooo happy for seeing a "1" in my finishing time. 

I honestly could not have finished in 1:57 without my awesome dad who ran and paced me so we would cross the finish line by 2 hours. He was a pain, especially when he said "17km is up there, no more running every 10 minutes, we have only 30 minutes left" but in the end running the last 4km was crucial and it had to be done. 

It feels so good to see all my hard work pay off, of running hills and doing speed work during the past 4 months. I had doubts of finishing sub-2 hours but hey, I did it and that my friends is my new PB (personal best) 

Next goals? I'm still thinking about that. I'm not giving up running. No, not at all. But I want to start getting muscles and doing bootcamp workouts. What I'm thinking is running with the running group Wednesday's and Sunday's and joining the YMCA for group classes and fitting those classes in during the week. My next half will be the Chilly Half on March 2nd, 2014. 

Hmmm, what should my next goal time be? 1:55? 1:50?! 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Pumpkin Patch

Thanksgiving traditions like going to the pumpkin patch is something my family never did. We always got our pumpkin from the grocery store, which was fun and all, but I knew going to pick one out at a farm would be better. 

So when Alex and I made our fall bucket list I think the first thing I wrote down was spending a day at the farm. 

We headed up to Brooks Farm with two of our friends and watched pig races, picked raspberries and ended the day picking out 3 perfect pumpkins that we'll crave next weekend. 

And I love that we got a picture in front of the pumpkins, it'll be so much fun to make a collage of them years later. 

Monday, October 14, 2013

Random things about my better half.

Aug 2012

In the 15 months of being by Alex's side, I like to think I know him and his alex-isms (as I call them) pretty well. 

As I think about, I don't think I've introduced him officially on here and what he does. 

1) A went to OUIT and came out with a business degree. 

2) He uses that degree in the golf industry. Currently he is the assistant manager at Copper Creek Golf Course. And plans to move up to Manager and GM. 

3) Alex hates rasins. I don't understand how or why since I have a small obsession over them. 

4) His obsession is fruit bowls. He has told me that when we move in together that I'll be making him a fruit bowl everyday. I'm ok with that. 

5) Huge Chicago Bears fan. Funny because my family is a huge Packer fans. 

6) He's a small town boy and I'm a city girl. 

7) He loves animals like cats and doggies as much as I do. One of the things we love doing is pointing out cute dogs on the street and playing my it goes at home. 

8) Biggest heart. And loves lots. 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

30/300 Ab challenge results part 2

After running hard core throughout the summer, I was noticing big time that my abs weren't in the best shape. Can't have nice legs and no abs!

I missed a few days so that's why I ended on the 7th. 

Now? Gotta make sure I keep the results up! 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Run for the Cure

Sunday, in honour of Breast Cancer month, my family ran or walked the CIBC Run For the Cure. It was truly amazing to be surrounded by thousands of people whose lives have been directly affected by cancer. 

I wanted to hug everyone, especially those will freshly shaved heads from chemo, for both running that day and to encourage them. Which I hope Sunday did-keeps them fighting. 

In the end, the Hannon's (aka Team We are the Breast) raised close to $1200 that'll go towards finding a cure so hopefully one day our children won't know what breast cancer is. 

We will so be back next month to raise even more!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Weekly Workouts 10/07-10/13

Once again not my best week for working out. I went to run group on Tuesday which was great! Felt good to be back running with the group and had a great date night after. But when it came to weights, every time was boring. Even if I had a moment of this is soooo good next line would be this won't be enough to get you nice and lean. 

So, I've been crunching numbers and thinking of joining the YMCA so I have access to weight lifting classes. I'm thinking that after the half in two weeks, I'll run Sundays and Wednesday's and weight lift 2 other times a week. 

Last of ab challenge. Arms

7 km run

8 km run




10 km run

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


Happy October. I'm so looking forward to Thanksgiving this month and going to the pumpkin patch! Fall is the best. 
I danced my shoes off (literally, as my feet were killing me) at a wedding on Saturday. Alex's childhood friend got hitched, knowing both the bride and groom made the wedding such a blast. 

I'm super sad the 2013 weddings are done. I wonder who'll get married next year? *cough* the bestie *cough*

On a sadder note, while I was dancing on Saturday Alcohol took my estranged Aunt passed away. We're all really sad for my cousins who now don't have a mom at all and sad that this substance took her from this earth.   Please keep my Uncle and his children in your prayers as they deal with this loss.