Monthly Archives: September 2013

A relaxing weekend

Last weekend was a hectic one, my work tennis tournament was a great success but it made me realize that putting on a 3 day event with only two people running it can get very tiring.  It’s been a while since I’ve worked super long days but after doing six 11 hour days in a row really takes a toll on your body. The good thing about it all was that I got to go to bed early on tournament days – getting to bed at 10:30pm is a really joy. I’ve been trying to condition my body to do that for the past week and my body really doesn’t want to respond that way.

The tournament went really well with success indicators that included: all participants had a fantastic time playing on their day of play, we received positive feedback from spectators, being able to identify where we need help (mostly on the logistics side), learned that using only indoor courts create a lot more buzz than when using all courts (inside and out).  If you’re interested in tennis, check out pics from our tournament.

As  way to wind down from the last couple of weeks, I spent this weekend not really having anything planned to just spending time with family and friends. Rearranged and cleaned my room, hung out with my brother and I went to Soupalicious with my friend, Steve. It was so much fun! There were around 30 vendors that set up tables with a soup of their choice and they served everything in compostable 3oz cups with compostable spoons. It was great to see people from the community come out to an event – it didn’t feel like a huge corporate-sponsored thing, just a nice locally run event. Not sure how else to describe it other than that it was extremely enjoyable 🙂

Our favourite soup came from a place called the Hub Coffee House. It was a curried zucchini and the secret ingredient was balsamic vinegar – it was so delicious! They also had homemade goods so I got two chocolate and pecan cookies and a rosemary/black pepper scone for the bf, since he was out of town. Gobbled them down before I could take pictures of it….

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Fall has arrived!

My apologies for the lack of posting. It’s been a hectic couple of weeks with work since I’m putting on a work event is this upcoming weekend. September to me is always a new start for everything. It might be this way because it’s the way we grew up; it’s the start of a new school year. Even though I’ve been out of university for a couple of years now, I always get more motivated during this time of the year to begin again. However, before I get into my future goals, I wanted to do a small recap of the summer because it was such a great season!

It has been a great running year so far. I’ve ran four races: May was the Sporting Life 10km, July was Colour Me Rad, August was the Bum Run (which was my best time for a 5km at 33:03 mins) and last week at Canada’s Wonderland, I ran the Electrodash, a 5km filled with neon lights and ended with a dance party!! It was so much fun!! My goal is to continue running and possibly do another race before the end of fall.

This summer, I experienced a lot of firsts: my first time on a Go Train, visiting Burlington and Manitoulin Island, brewing homemade beer, making wine, and going to the Sound of Music Festival. The one thing that I didn’t get to do this summer was have a picnic with the bf. There is something very romantic about having picnics; it might be related to the fact that it’s technology-free and you have someone’s full attention. I’m still hoping for great weather and a chance to have one in the city very soon!

Goals for this new season is to continue running and keeping up my strength training as well as trying some new fitness classes (such as ones from Barreworks). I’d like to change the food I’m eating – this is very different from dieting. I don’t want to just diet for a period of time but to actually change my lifestyle and incorporate a better balance of the foods that I eat, which will include cooking more and eating less processed foods/going out to eat.

Happy September!!!

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