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A Day of My Life – Monday Morning Run A Day of My Life – Monday Morning Run
December 6, 2017
by Olena

A Day of My Life – Monday Morning Run

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My mom is visiting here for 10 days, so I’m taking advantage of the situation as much as I can.:)

On Monday morning I walked my oldest son to school without my 2 year old in tow. It was very unusual and different for me.

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As soon as we left the house this view opened up. The heat coming from houses on a sunny crispy morning with the mountains on the background – gorgeous! I couldn’t get enough of it but it was just a beginning!

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Ever since we moved to Vancouver 5 years ago, I can’t stop to be amazed what a beautiful place it is. And how lucky I am to be able to enjoy it every day. I cherish every moment I spend outside.

It got better as we turned around the corner. The snowy peaks of Golden Ears mountains showed up.

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Kyle was riding a bike which we left at school and forgot to pick up later that day. Ever since I had my second son I just can’t seem to remember everything. My memory used to be so sharp.

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After dropping off Kyle at school I was all geared up for my first run this year with no kids in tow. Yes, it was quite a feeling! A mixed feeling of freedom, disbelief and not knowing what to do with myself. So I guess that’s why I started shooting some random images of myself and my body parts.:)

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Yes, I’m an avid fan of Lululemon and pink colour.

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I guess I was just trying to take pictures of myself full height but it wasn’t working by myself and with iPhone.

Love my Nike runners. They are pink too.:) These Lululemon grey tight pants are excellent for running.

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I always enjoy this view while driving but have never actually had a chance to stop and really enjoy it. Beautiful!

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I ran a couple kilometers and on the way to the river I noticed the price of gas – $1.41. Just unbelievable. One more time I thought how lucky we are not to be spending much money on gas these days.

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This lookout point is close to the river and is great for watching the beavers, loons and blue herrons.

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It was a chilly morning and it was still early enough for the sunshine to melt the frost. So I had my chance to take these pretty shots.

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There is something I love about frost. Anything covered in frost is so pretty – spider webs, grass, old leaves, moss, bench, roof.

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As I approached the Fraser river, this view opened up. So gorgeous and so peaceful! I din’t listen to the music as I was enjoying the sounds outside.

My life is so hectic these days, I enjoy every opportunity I get to listen to myself and the outdoors. I haven’t run ever since my jogging stroller broke. I will be ready for summer though! I’m usually quite happy lately doing Chalean Extreme in my basement.

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I did some sprinting on this road for about 15 minutes.

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My run in total lasted about 2 hours and by the time I was going back home the fog was clearing up. I ran in total 7 kilometeres and burnt 450 calories.

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Spring in Vancouver is in a full bloom. You can hear the birds in the morning and crocuses are out. Love it!

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As I got home I made my Magic Bullet Green Smoothie in a blender. I also added some frozen blueberries and brown rice protein. My husband can’t stand it with the protein but I love it.

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I had 2.5 glasses of it. One of the readers on Facebook asked me if there was any beer in it?!:) Nope, it’s just a crazy combination of blueberries and greens makes this “gorgeous” colour. I don’t drink beer. I drink wine.:)

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It was a gorgeous day out and since I don’t have my mom visiting me often, I thought it would be a great idea to take her to the Alouette lake. Some of the episodes of Twilight movie were filmed there. Beautiful park!

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What is your favourite way to exercise?

Do you ever go for a run?

Do you listen to music while running?