Wednesday, 30 October 2013


ART Take Two

Guten morning,

Hope all is well in the world with you. I was crazy rushed this morning - slept through my alarm AGAIN - and I was so thankful that I had thought ahead last night and made a green juice that was waiting for me in the fridge this morning.

Technically you should drink them within an hour of juicing when the nutrients are at their peak nutritiousness, but a general rule is that you can keep juices up to 24 hours in the fridge. I made this one with the following:

2 stalks celery
2 small apples
head of broccoli
bundle of cilantro


I went for a nice 5km run yesterday during lunch hour, and was it ever beautiful outside! A bit crisp, but I had my hat so I was good to go.

I did the loop across the Portage bridge, along the Ottawa river and back over the Alexandria bridge. One of my fav routes to run at work - I feel so lucky that I can run along the river! Makes for a peaceful break from work, and I always feel WAY more productive when I get back to work. A  win-win situation, if you will.

ART Take Two

I went to the physio again last night, and decided to take the Ottawa parkway bike path towards Westboro. Just for the record, if you haven't already done so, you DEF have to check out this path. It is gorgeous. And makes me super happy.

My amazing trying-to-takephotos-while-biking shot

I wouldn't mind seeing these views on my bike ride into work every day! 

 Anyway, I had another good session with Liz from the Ottawa Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic last night - she did the ART (active release therapy) on my foot, calf and hamstring for about half an hour. It is ridiculously painful at times when she presses on a specific pressure point and moves my foot to release tension, although strangely satisfying. If ever you have any sports injuries (which I don't wish on anyone, it is the worst) I would definitely recommend seeing her!

Have a great day!

Question of the Day:

  • Any fitness plans for tonight?

I am planning on heading to a power yoga class with a friend tonight, and I'm hoping that I survive the class - I haven't done power yoga in FOREVER and I feel like my calves and hamstrings are feeling a bit loosey goosey from my physio appointment last night...but I'll let you know how it goes.

This is when child's pose is my best friend ;)


  1. Love the Ottawa River Parkway. That little bridge is a nice, whimsical touch, don't you think? :-)

    Cheers, A

    1. It is adorable! Makes me so happy to bike along that path :)