Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Back to Routine

No more chocolate for breakfast. No more giggling all day. No more fudge for lunch. No more late nights with wine....

Yes, Rinny has left Canada. So sad!!

We had a great week together and I was able to show her my favourite parts of BC: Whistler, Victoria and Vancouver. Unfortunately she was on a break from training so I couldn't show-off our incredible training locations. But, because she was on holiday, the treat indulgences and good times were at an all-time high....for both of us!

I have one more week until my structured winter training begins and I am determined to get into a routine. So far it hasn't been overly difficult to get back to early bedtime and morning swims as my week with Rinny has left me exhausted; last night I was in bed by 8pm. I also have to admit that a week of unrestraint and indulgence has left me feeling a little gross, so I am trying to get back to healthy eating. I have had my moments of total relapse (spoon in the Nutella jar today), but I made a really tasty Roasted Pumpkin Salad for dinner tonight, with broccoli on the side. The dressing really made this salad. It was a puree of sunflower seeds, olive oil, lemon juice, agave nectar and a big handful of cilantro. I really recommend trying this salad, or at least making this dressing for another veggie dish. 

Today I did my first bike-run workout since the summer. I was a total wimp and didn't want to brave the somewhat chilly 8-degree weather, so I hopped on the trainer for an hour session. I then went for my favourite thirty-minute run loop and checked-in with my peacock friends at the park. 

Getting back to routine also means getting my quilt finished this week. Progress has been slow lately but I have done most of the intricate blocks so now it is piecing it all together.  I will post up some photos once I get it finished. 

Tomorrow night will be spent making Christmas goodies with Wendy. Yes, I realize Christmas is still a month away, but when it comes to holidays, I am known to extend the festivities as long as possible (don't forget, I am the one who carved the pumpkins so early that they rotted!).

More soon!