Thursday, March 22, 2012

Runner's eats

Some things runners eat and drink and why according to

Eggs: whole eggs helps control appetite.  Egg protein is easy for your body to absorb, which makes it a good muscle-repair food.

Blueberries Researchers believe anthocyanidins in blueberries are responsible for the protective benefits.

Chocolate milk ( I like this one)  to follow long workouts. And the reason is that you gain more lean muscle and lose more body fat because of the milk’s protein.
Fruits and vegetables- healthy! fills you up with less calories.
Seeds and food made from seeds- packed with protein and essential fats, bioactive compounds, such as phenolic compounds and ferulic acid, which act as antioxidants.
Dairy - dairy provides runner's with protein to help them to heal and make a speedy recovery.
I will be eating more of these things to get the right runner's diet to be fit and healthy for my next run!

take care,
Lisa <3

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Update on 5k training

Hey everyone,

Today at the gym on the treadmill I walked 5 minutes briskly, then ran for 10 minutes, got a little tired so then resumed walking briskly again, then ran for another 5 minutes. 
It's coming along but I know I still have a ways to go before I can run the entire 5k, which is 3.2 miles for those who were wondering.  I did one last summer but I got tired soon into the run and I had to walk at times out of fatigue.  Well I don't want that to happen again, so I am going to work my butt off to train and get in the best shape ever for this special event! I also raised $52 so far for Colorectal Cancer (which is the cause I am running for).  
I am also going to begin eating better and researching what runners eat and drink to stay healthy.  I  will be posting what I find in my research shortly.
My friend is going to be climbing the CN Tower for WWF in April so I helped her out and donated $20 to her cause after she was so generous as to donate to mine.  We helped each other out :)

Have a good night!


Happy St. Patrick's Day!


I have been busy this afternoon finishing off my shamrock for St. Patrick's day.  I developed the pattern myself and below are the photos and pattern to make your very own shamrock :)


for the inidivual pieces:

cast on 10 stitches in green wool on US 10 needles.
row 1: knit entire row
row 2: knit then decrease 1 stitch
decrease every other row, then when you end up with the last stitch, tie a knot.

once you knit 6 pieces for the shamrock, then sew two pieces together to get something like the pieces shown below.  They will look like green hearts. 

Then get a knitting needle and sew the excess yarn to the bottom of the "hearts".  Hide all excess strands by weaving them into the back of the pieces.


cast on 5 stitches on US 10 needles
knit 3 rows knit stitch
decrease on the 4th row
then knit 6 rows and bind off.

Then you will have your own shamrock!

Have a safe and fun St. Patrick's day!


Saturday, March 10, 2012


Hello Followers :)

Tonight I drove a little farther to go to a Rogers since the one my family and I would usually go to shut down.  It's so long to video rental places and hello Netflix and movies on demand.  But what my family and I realized was that we missed going and picking a movie off of the shelf and a newer movie.  On Netflix there are not that many new films available and its slim pickings for good ones. 
I am looking forward to tomorrow it is said to be a warm 14 degrees sunny day.  It will be so nice to welcome the Spring after a winter with the cold air and windy days. 
I will be knitting a shamrock for St. Patrick's day :)  I have been looking on websites for a pattern to use.  I will post one tomorrow once I find the one I'll be using. 

Have a great night!

Lisa <3

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Tonight's events

Hello friends,

Tonight after going for a delicious Sushi dinner (I LOVE SUSHI!) with my mom and sister, I  hung out at home and knitted and watch mtv shows.  I have been working on the sock and am pretty close to being done my first one!

I watched "friendzone" tonight on it was cute.  It's a show on MTV about people who want to surprise their friend who they have liked by confessing their love for them.  I watched two that worked out in the end but I bet there are some that don't work out quite the same. 

Tomorrow night I am gonig to YUK YUKS for my friend's birthday.  It's my first time going to a comedy club, and I am soo excited.  Plus I get to see one of my good friends that I don't see too often because she's away at school.  It will be fun :)

see you
Lisa <3

Monday, March 5, 2012

Training for a 5k!

Hello :)

I am training for a 5k run that is happening in May.  I am doing the Cool Running- Couch-to-5k running plan.  Even though I can run for 15 minutes at a time I decided to listen to what they said on the website and start from the beginnng to build up the strength and endurance I'd need to run the entire 5k.  Tonight I did the Week 1 workout 2, which was "Brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes".  I did this at the gym tonight and admit I felt kind of silly jogging then walking, jogging then walking again.... but it will be worth it!

I really love running and the solitude aspect of it.  I love that it is something that is all about me.  It is about my fitness and my time.  I hope that this plan works and I feel even stronger by the end of it :)

Lisa <3

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Current Projects!

Hello everyone,

i Hope you are having a great Sunday! These are a couple projects I've been working on lately.  I knitted the green mitten and just have the thumb to complete (where I went wrong the last time) and then I started knitting this colourful sock!


Cast on 40 stitches in the round and divide 20 stitches between the two ends of a circular needle.  Knit in rib stitch knit two, purl two until cuff if the length you desire.  Then knit an entire row and then on the second row mark your four stitches for the start thumb gusset increase.  knit until up to top of fingers and then beginn decrease (decrease 2 stitches every other row until you reach the top of your fingers) and do Kitchener closure. 

Cast on 40 stitches onto circular needle.  Divide the stitches into 20 per needle end.  Do rib stitch, knit two, purl two until you get the desired length for your ankle.  Then begin knit stitch and finish with a decrease and then kitchener closure.

Lisa <3
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