Boxing Day Fun

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Hey everyone!

Happy Boxing Day to the Canadians.We have had a pretty wild past 24 hours! Our flight was delayed several hours last night and we didn’t get home until about 3am.

Then I was up early (we also lost 2 hours sleep from the time change!) and had a quick run on the treadmill. Since I had less than 30 mins to workout, I decided to do the 2 mile Army Fitness Test, followed by a 1 mile easy jog.

My workout:

  • 2 mile army fitness test (run 2 miles as fast as you can) no incline (as per rules) 6.5-10 mph
  • Max heart rate: 191 bpm (98% of max)
  • Avg heart rate: 174 bpm (89% of max)
  • Duration: 13 mins 58 secs. (I beat my PR last week by 13 seconds!!!)
  • 1 mile run 6.0 mph, incline 4%
  • Total duration of both: 26 mins (including 0.20 walking cool down)
  • Total distance: 3 miles

It felt great to improve my time! I am finding more and more how much I love and excel by having tangible short term and long term goals.

After rushing around, trying to unpack and pack at the same time, we were off on the 2.5 hour drive to my in laws house. The 2.5 hour drive turned into a 4 hour drive due to heavy traffic and accidents on the road….

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Once arrived we were in a Christmas wonderland. The decorations looked amazing!

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Eric playing with Sketchie- we missed him while on our trip out West!! He had fun here playing with the other cats though. :D

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We had a wonderful Boxing Day dinner!

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The table setting was gorgeous!

My plate:

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I had buttered carrots, brussel Sprouts (love these!), a small piece of turkey, a croquet (My MIL’s specialty!), and 5 pieces of buttered asparagus. I had 2 more servings of the carrots- they were amazing!

For dessert I had 1/3 of a homemade frosted chocolate cupcake, 1 greek almond shortbread, and a couple spoonfuls of Tiramisu. Sorry no pic- was too excited about the good desserts! lol.

I am quite tired today so I have been reading on the couch tonight with some furry company….Benny!

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I got the book called ‘Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide” by Hal Hidgon!!!

From my Brither-in-Law. I have already read 2 chapters and it is sooooo good and so motivating! I now know why this book has been rated so highly on Amazon.

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Priyanka December 27, 2008

Hey Angela! I really love your blog, inspires the overall improvement along with fitness Can I add you to my blogroll?

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ttfn300 December 27, 2008

have fun tomorrow unwinding!! looks like a wonderful boxing day :)

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VeggieGirl December 27, 2008

Gorgeous Christmas decorations, food, cute Benny… :-D

Don’t think about work on Monday – just enjoy the weekend while you can!!

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Biz December 27, 2008

I hear you about the traffic – its been crazy lately!

LOVE your wedding album – what a great idea!

Thanks for explaining Boxing Day – I had read that on some other blogs and was like, what?

Merry Christmas!

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Leora December 27, 2008

Hi Angela!

I just recently found your blog and I absolutely love it. You seem to have a lot of the same interests as I do — and I love your new house and reading about your cooking/decorating extravaganzas! I just ran my first half-marathon recently. Which one are you training for? Do you workout at a gym here in Toronto? I just did this test as part of a program where I work out (Roland Semprie Rosedale) that sounds a lot like your army challenge, and it was very telling!! Where did you find this army test? I’d love to get my hands on one. Thanks! All the best and happy 2009, Leora.

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