Friday, October 30, 2015

The post about some childhood memories, the FTEC boxing team for 2017 and running goals...



  • Meanwhile, Wednesday on Instagram...
  • It's #coffeetime and my coffee game is weak this morning. Needed a stronger brew. Got woken last night by the rain. Heavy rain and excessive winds are here for the next couple days. Luckily the big giant tree in my yard was pruned. Still makes me nervous though. Oh the joys of living in an old neighborhood. 
  • Today I'm taking the Go Train into Toronto. It's team day which means my work team gets to do something team building that is away from the office. We're going on a historical walking tour then out for lunch. It should be fun. It's not work. What to wear on an all rain day? Ripped jeans and an army jacket? I'll have to think on this. And later I'm heading out to Brantford to help my sister with a Stella and Dot trunk show. I will not buy anything. I will not buy anything. I will not buy anything...





  • What a fun day. I was a commuter today. Met my team at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto for a historical walking tour. My dad worked at the Royal York for 40 years as a doorman. It was like going back in time for me. Lots of childhood memories were made there. And I loved hearing about the history. I already knew a lot, but seeing places I haven't for 20 years or more was cool. And made me a bit verklempt. My dad spent much of his life there and that's where he met my mother. She worked at a hat factory on York Street and walked by him everyday. He'd tip his hat to her and wink. 
  • There was lots of police and security around. The Earl of Wessex (aka: Prince Edward) is in town to speak at The Duke of Edinburgh Awards. Asked if Eddy would join me for tea. Sadly I got no response:-( Afterwards we had lunch at Hot House on Front St. courtesy of my supervisor. Such a nice surprise. I ate sweet potato fries like a champ. Don't feel so good now...





  • Meanwhile, Thursday on Instagram...
  • A late #coffeetime, but I've already been to the gym and had a solid 1.5 hour workout. I did HIIT and then a good hour+ of upper body with Tony. Today I did the best push-ups I've ever done. And I also did pull-ups on the bar with just a giant elastic band assisting me. The band is harder than using the assisted pull-up machine. I did 4 sets of 8 reps. Tony was very pleased. There's no better feeling than your trainer telling you he's proud of you. 
  • Yesterday I got a call from the fight team captain for the Fight to End Cancer. Although there is another woman that I can be paired with age wise, we cannot fight due to weight restrictions. They want us on the team and she wants to do this just as badly as I do, but she needs to lose weight first. Since she has a significant amount to lose, I've been invited to train with the team for 2016 and I've been offered a place on the team with my opponent for 2017. They want us to meet and train together and support each other in regards to our fitness goals. I'm still down for that. An extra year to get fit and ripped? Bring it on. And I look forward to meeting and training with my opponent. When he told me I was too light, it felt surreal. Never in my life have I been told I was too light. I've always been too heavy...





  • It's #wineThursday. It's an actual hashtag. If you know me at all, you know it's wine time any day. It's freakishly windy today. I worked from home and got a quite a bit done. Started a couple reports and also began my much neglected mileage. I ate snacks today like a boss. Still need to eat an actual meal. I'm holding out for dinner. Maybe. I've not much of an appetite right now. Force eating sucks. 
  • So, I figure I should start running again. My last run happened on October 11th. Since I'm not boxing this June, I should register for the Around the Bay. Training will begin in December. I'm still going to train with Tony and Kingsway Boxing Club, but those days will be double training days on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tony in the morning, Kingsway in the evening. That leaves me an extra gym day and 3 days for running. I'm working in a rest day there too. Just need to decide which day that'll be. Normally I'd train 5 days a week for The Bay, but with everything else I'm doing, I think 3 days (one being a long run day and one being a hill repeat day) should be enough. Tony concurs. And to be honest, he's the authority on my abilities right now...

5 comments:

  1. Hope you are not too disappointed about your boxing match since 2017 is a quite a ways away.
    Even though I lived in T.O. for a few years, I never did any historical walking tours or "haunted walks" in that city. Next time I'm there, I'll have to give it a go!

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    1. The guide we used was Bruce Bell. He's got a website that lists his tours. He was awesome. I'm not disappointed. Gives me extra time to turn into a lean, mean fighting machine:-)

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  2. How much do you weigh you said they told you you were a little light. Just curious and what's your height?

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    1. I'm 5'7". I'm not too light. I'm pretty sturdy and solid. I weigh anywhere between 165 and 175 depending on where we are in the month. I'm too light to fight the woman who they want to pair me with. She's over 200 pounds...

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  3. Bummer that you won't get to fight this year but like you said, another whole year to get fit and ripped. :) Being too light for anything is definitely a good thing.

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