Monday, September 16, 2013

Life In Slow Motion....

Life has not felt very slow lately so...

I've been making a point to slow myself down in many areas of my life! (Mentally more than physically.)

After a mentally exhausting day on Friday...
I went to the gym to pump myself back up again.

Over the past week and a bit...

Life has felt like it's been going far too fast and...

It's felt as though I haven't been able to catch my breath in those moments where I've needed to the most! (I've never felt this as much as I have lately...)

That's why...

I've been really mindFUl about slowing myself down, pacing myself and...

Breathing a little more! (Whether or not I've needed the breath, I've been taking it! lol)

And...
Breathe.

As I was supposed to go to the Grand Prix Cycliste in Montreal yesterday...

I didn't end up going because we didn't want to leave the puppies alone all day.

Poor puppies! ;)

That being said...

Not going didn't really bother me because...

I wanted some time to slow down, rest and take it easy! (And, do a few things I'd been meaning to get around to on the home, personal and goals front!)

Foam rolling with my bear :)

If anything...

That one day really gave me a chance to take things nice and slow and...

You better believe that I made a point to...

Savour every moment of it!

I went for a light jog.
I gave my legs and feet a chance to slow down after...
The 26kms I ran the day before.
Nice and easy :)
I cooked and baked.
I took it realllll easy.

The whole day was quite marvellous if you ask me (although I did miss SuperFit!)... 


And...

Life in slow motion has never felt better! (I feel as though this day was a great remedy for me to re-charge and breathe!)

Slowing down and enjoying the quiet day.

Cheers to a great week ahead everyone!

Questions FU You...

Did you take things nice and slow this weekend?
What did you get up to?

Stay Tuned FU More On *CaNdY FiT*

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38 comments:

  1. i did take things nice and easy this weekend.. kind of my mantra for life right now haha... i still got things done (farmer's market and county festival with my fam) and i didn't get other things done (cough cough laundry) but that's ok :)

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    1. Doing the laundry is no issue..putting it away, well that's another story. I always take my time when it comes to that task ;)

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  2. Sounds like it was just the weekend you needed!! Looks like the puppies would have been very happy about it too :D

    Well done on the 26km run that is amazing!

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    1. It really was...and I need more of them :)

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  3. YAY!!!!!!!!
    thats all I have, Sister.
    Im in slo' mo' too.

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  4. I know that feeling so well. Your body is telling you not to go and to slow down but you have all these big plans that you feel you should do. Over the years I've gotten better at saying no and accepting that my spare time may seem incredibly boring to others but is a perfect balance for me!

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    1. Yes, yes and yes! It felt so good that I want more of it! :)

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  5. We all need to slow down sometimes. Life just goes by way to fast sometimes!

    ohh... totally in love with your red kitchen!!! : )

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  6. Totally with you on this! My weekend was sooo quiet and slow - I feel so recharged today and loved it!
    PS. I want your kitchen!! So pretty!

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    1. I need more recharging which is why, this weekend I will do more of 'nothing' ;)

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  7. I had an awesome slow down day yesterday. Just what I needed!

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  8. Right there with you on this!!! Yesterday I took to SLOW it down. After a week of dealing with the flu we needed some healthy family time!! We took a few hours too to prep the week and today went off so much easier!!!

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  9. Sounds like a great way to spend a day. I really need one of those days. I did relax some over the weekend - enjoyed being outside.

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  10. I need days like those on occasion! Life is too busy and hectic sometimes.

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  11. Glad you took the time to rest and relax this weekend. Even though I had a paper to write, Saturday was a very lazy day for me. I was home alone, peace and quiet and got to relax and get my work done. Your pups are too cute!

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  12. I love a good, slow day filled with nothing in particular. Glad you had yours over the weekend!

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  13. Today is my slow down (basically grinding to a halt!) day - so far I'm loving every second of it!!!

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  14. Your dog is adorable and I love your neon shoes!

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  15. You and your dogs are so cute Kierston! I'm loving this series of slow down your life blogs you've been posting. I'm definitely taking your tips and applying them!

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  16. Oh those pups are so cute! I wouldn't want to leave them either. We had a slo-mo day on Saturday. The boys just wanted to stay in and play and that's what they did, literally for hours and it was exactly what their little bodies and souls needed.

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  17. You are killin' your runs lady! Love seeing them on Instagram.. so motivating. I have definitely been trying to slow down and take "me days". This weekend was very relaxing and necessary.

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    1. Glad you had the chance to slow down and take time for yourself :) We all need that!

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  18. You are killin' your runs lady! Love seeing them on Instagram.. so motivating. I have definitely been trying to slow down and take "me days". This weekend was very relaxing and necessary.

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  19. It's so hard to slow down, but so worth it! We are getting more into the habit of rough plan, with no timeline. That helps a lot! :)

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  20. How fun to have a day to do ANYTHING you want and have a cuddle with your puppers.

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  21. I had a slow weekend but not by choice. We are all getting over the sickies. I did manage to get a run done.

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  22. Nice job K... love that you run and workout by feel. Sometimes you feel FU and sometimes you let the FU play with the puppies... both are a win.

    That watch looks friggin FU-tastic on you.

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    1. I love the watch. Thanks for the recommendation! :)

      Now that I don't have any concrete goals in place...a lot of the things I do, like running and training is by feel. Lately, I've been feeling like running a lot. A great way to decompress...

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  23. You're doing such a great job of taking life as it comes. It's inspiring!

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  24. So love this Kierston!! Love the pic of the dogs & the one with Teddy & his head on your leg! Life is short & love that you are spreading the word of slowing down!

    I have learned to take some time every weekend to just sit & relax! :)

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  25. It seems when I consciously decide to take things slow, life speeds up even faster! We slowed down this weekend and it was great!

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  26. i would have done the same. It's nice to have those weekends, it's needed! Life should be slow and savored

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    1. They really are needed. This weekend I will be spending more time doing the same thing.

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  27. Love! and love those puppy faces.

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  28. Looks like a great weekend!

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  29. Ah! Enjoy the slowness for me too! Just a couple more months and I'm right there with you.

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  30. I know how you feel. Sometimes things get so hectic that we never take the time to slow down and breathe :( glad u took the time to do that. I try and do that for myself more often as well :)

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