Fitness Friday: Summer Shredding Workout Recap 8.

I am writing this on Thursday night, very full of beer and burritos, and after a full day of conferencing so hard that my brain hurts. It has been a really great conference so far, raw facts about Indigenous health, real words from people who have lived through residential schools, and a slice of hope regarding the future of Indigenous health. I am presenting this morning and I am very glad that our presentation is offering a positive spin on research with Aboriginal communities.

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Sorry, sorry, I’ll get back to the real important business here… IT’S FITNESS FRIDAY! This has quite possibly been the least structured week of workouts and potentially the least amount of exercise I have done for a while. I ran a little bit more than normal, so that took away a bit of strength training time, plus this whole traveling and conferencing business really messes with my heavy schedule of gym flirting and early morning pick-up lines.

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In case you’ve been stalking me for a while and meticulously keep track of my daily sweat sessions, please check below for my week of workouts. I actually ran FIVE times this week. WHAAAAAA? I felt pretty good hitting the streets and running at a more uncomfortable pace (for me) this week so it was nice to push myself a bit instead of my usual runs that are more about listening to murder mystery audiobooks than the actual running part.

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Yesterday the conference schedule was a bit delayed and we had started the morning at 7:00am. The last keynote was set to run until 6:00pm but I was SO DONE. I skipped it, put on some spandex, and headed to the hotel gym for a few miles. It was a sauna in the gym and I sweated so much, but got in a lovely 5 miles. It was such a good way to de-stress! After the run I quickly showered and changed and met up with a friend who was also at the conference and we drove downtown Toronto for mexican food and beer with one of her friends. It was a blast and we talked about everything from academic scholarship applications to boys.

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I am expecting today to be my rest day because I will be conferencing even harder, presenting, then heading to the airport for a 10pm flight back to Edmonton. Sometimes workouts just literally don’t fit in the day… maybe I’ll attempt to make squats and lunges a socially acceptable activity in the airport waiting lounge.

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I hope everyone had a fantastic week of workouts. I am stoked to have two days off this weekend so I can try and stay outside as much as possible! Plus, I get to sleep sleep sleep which apparently the conference organizers don’t like to do because each day starts at 7am… WTF. Off to deliver a wonderful presentation and powerpoint. 😉 Don’t forget to link-up below AND tell your friends!

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