Monday, November 19, 2012

HBBC Start up!

Once again I'm participating in the Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge held by Amanda at Run to the Finish. I really enjoyed the challenge last year, so I was very happy to see that she was doing it again! Essentially it's a way to keep you on a healthy track during the  holidays of American Thanksgiving (or as those of us in Canada like to call it, Thursday) and the Christmas holidays. It runs from Nov 19 - Jan 5 so at least it'll give me something to blog about so that I can keep Ali off my back! LOL I will be tracking my normal running & gym workouts on dailymile and my dog walks with Gordie on Runkeeper. Damn straight I'll be logging my walks for this thing. Every mile counts for points! :o) I stopped using Runkeeper when I got my Garmin last June because whenever I tried to sync the two it would make my computer freeze but I'm just going to use the app on my phone.

Today is the first day of the challenge and I planned on starting it off right with a 10K run this morning. Unfortunately I slept in and that didn't happen. My house is too much of a mess for me to even think about running this aft (yes I am blogging at work this morning) and I'm working tonight so I'll have to begin my workouts tomorrow.

This is just the front hall! Nightmare!

Snacks for work; apple, banana, clementine, grapes & strawberries. HBBC last year got me on the right track to getting my proper servings of fruits & veggies!

At least I'll be able to record my 5-7 servings of fruits & veggies and my dog walk. Maybe even my house cleaning seeing as it's such a pig sty in there. The weekend was so busy, we were barely home except to make a mess and not clean it up. On Friday morning I worked, cleared out 10 mins early to hit up the 12:15 spin class. Rushed home to walk Gordo, wrangled Kyle's hockey equipment into the car and sped to the school to pick him up and drop him off to the arena where he had a game vs some Michigan prep school at 3pm. Then I headed over to Nelson Stadium where I watched the first half of my nephew Jonathon's GHAC Championship game, then I picked up Noah from school, dropped him home and went to catch the last half of Kyle's hockey game. He played AMAZING but they lost 3-1. This Michigan team was FAST! After that we headed back to the stadium to congratulate Jonathon on his teams victory and his THREE touchdowns!
My nephew is #2 on the right. Handsome AND talented!

Then off we went home to eat dinner and then go to Kyle's house league game where he once again played AMAZING and won 5-1. Next stop. Bed! Saturday morning I awoke at 5am headed out for a 12k run and then came home to get my family out the door to another (and thankfully our last) university tour. This time we were at Western. Kyle really liked it, but my feelings are that it is too big of a school. Thankfully Queen's is still his first choice. *fingers crossed that he gets accepted* He has decided to apply to 4 schools, Queen's, Western, UofT, and Ottawa. It's such a bittersweet time for me as a mom right now. I'm so proud of him to be able to apply to university but so sad that he is at this stage of his life. Next year he will be living away from home and that makes me misty eyed to even think about. Look out Noah, mommy won't even let you out of her sight next year! Sunday I worked, and if you know me at all you know that Sunday's at work are such a gong show I have no energy to do anything but make dinner when I get home from work, and yesterday was no different. So those are my excuses as to why my house is a mess and I can't run today. Onwards and upwards I always sometimes say! This week I plan to run 4 times, workout with my personal trainer & hit a spin class. I think taking today off probably won't kill me. :o) Happy Monday!


  1. I'm typing this comment to avoid house cleaning!:) It's a gross mess in my kitchen right now. It looks like everyone just threw their dinner in the air without picking a single thing up. I'm kind of wanting to send mine to college. But really, can't imagine how crazy that must be. I hope he gets into Queen's!

  2. There are only 2 of us and 2 cats in my house. Le Disaster doesn't even cover it at the best of times and I am somewhat of a neat freak.
    University seems soooooo long ago.
    But so fun...

  3. I wanted to register for HBBC but then $25 was too steep for me ;) hahaha! I'll just do it myself :P and you don't HAVE to blog.....but we like that you do.

    I think your house and my moms are opposite. it looks so weird staring at that front hall ;)

  4. Good luck with the start of HBBC! I can totally give you a pass on the clean house thing. Our house hasn't been thouroughly cleaned since before Ironman training and my race was way back in August. What's my excuse now??

  5. Good luck with HBBC! Ali Mc harass you about blogging, I can't imagine that at all. Haha, she must really love you!

  6. Nothing like a challenge to keep you motivated! Enjoy. I can relate to the house thing too...hard to fit it all in sometimes.