This May I've been participating in Workout to Conquer Cancer presented by RYU Apparel, where I’ve been joined by hundreds of others across the province as we move every single day of the month in support of cancer research and enhancements to care at BC Cancer. It's the final day and I'm still hopeful I can meet my goal.
We are all touched by cancer eventually whether it hits a family member, close friend, or yourself. I'm dedicating this month and challenge to my Sister-in-Law and her family as her family has been hit hard by cancer in this month. Here's the "Why I Workout". There's nothing I can do to ease here pain as she sits in the hospice every day this month watching her Mom deteriorate. So every day that I don't feel like doing a workout I think of them and I push through because how tired or sore I am is nothing compared to what they are going through. All I can do is hope that the funds that are raised by everyone this month will help contribute to finding ways to help early detection and better treatment of cancer.
One in two British Columbians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. I've committed to break a sweat and fundraise to improve the outcome for people facing this disease across the province. With your support, we will make a significant contribution to the world-class research conducted by the clinicians and scientists at BC Cancer. Their work is providing exciting new evidence that is changing the way cancer is prevented, detected and treated.
So, as I lace up my runners, fill up my water bottle and get ready to sweat my way to the end of May, please show your support by making a donation today. Every dollar can make a difference. You can make a difference.
Thank you for your support!
Walked to work, went for a run at the end of my work day, then did my exercises and stretches from my physio after dinner. Ended the day with 15,690.
by Suzanne Bailuk on Thu, May 31, 2018 @ 7:02 AM
May 29th - Spin class at Ride after work. 13,471 steps.
May 28th - 90 minutes exercise and 10,386 steps. Walk at lunch then some functional training after work
by Suzanne Bailuk on Wed, May 30, 2018 @ 7:53 AM
May 22 - 27
May 27th - Run in the morning then lots of walking. 104 minutes of exercise and 20,032 steps.
May 26 - Gym workout; rowing machine, stepmill, and weights. 112 minutes of exercise and 11,887 steps
May 25th - Kind of used one of my free passes as I had physio during the day. Walked to work though and did a 20 minute Nike training hip and glute strengthening workout.
May 24th - Spin class at Ride after work, 77 minutes of exercise, 15,596 steps
May 23rd - 67 minutes of exercise, 15,144 steps
May 22nd - 103 minutes of exercise, 13,173 steps
by Suzanne Bailuk on Mon, May 28, 2018 @ 9:19 AM
Workout at the gym. 30 minutes rowing, 16 minutes working on my incline jogging on the treadmill, 15 minutes on the stepmill, then lower body weights.
by Suzanne Bailuk on Mon, May 21, 2018 @ 1:11 PM
Did a workout at the hotel gym; weights, stepmill, and bike. Ended the day with 91 minutes exercise and 16,465 steps.
by Suzanne Bailuk on Mon, May 21, 2018 @ 1:09 PM
Did an 8 km outdoor morning run. Ended the day with 19,993 steps.
by Suzanne Bailuk on Sat, May 19, 2018 @ 11:41 AM
Ended the day with 107 minutes of exercise and 14,534 steps. Gym workout in the morning and then a Nike hip and glute strengthing workout in the evening.
by Suzanne Bailuk on Sat, May 19, 2018 @ 9:04 AM
Kicked off the day with an early morning workout at the gym. Warmed up with the rowing machine then did upper body weight with mountain climbers mixed in.
by Suzanne Bailuk on Fri, May 18, 2018 @ 6:35 AM
For my workout I did a spin class at Ride again. Also did a big power walk at lunch and walked home. Ended with 17,763 steps and 112 minutes exercise.
by Suzanne Bailuk on Fri, May 18, 2018 @ 6:33 AM
Ended the day at 114 minutes of exercise and 16,215 steps. Walked to and from work. Did a lunch power walk and then did yoga after work.
by Suzanne Bailuk on Thu, May 17, 2018 @ 7:29 AM
Did a indoor bike class after work and walked on my lunch. Ended my day with 111 minutes of exercise and 11,312 steps. My body is getting slightly tired working out everyday but I'm hanging in there better than my Apple Watch. My watch can't last a whole day anymore with all this movement! I'm having to plug it in a couple of times a day.
by Suzanne Bailuk on Wed, May 16, 2018 @ 7:18 AM
Did an 8.8 km run on the seawall in the morning. Followed with weights at the gym. Ended up with 22,177 steps and 137 minutes of exercise.
by Suzanne Bailuk on Mon, May 14, 2018 @ 8:27 AM
Had a busy day taking care of some family things and visiting both my mother-in-law and my mom so other than the run I did not get to another workout until later at night when I did some yoga to try to keep balanced. Ended the day with 102 minutes exercise and 17,144 steps.
by Suzanne Bailuk on Sun, May 13, 2018 @ 10:35 AM
Did a 8.69 km run around the seawall in the morning. Good to get a sweat going nice and early.
by Suzanne Bailuk on Sat, May 12, 2018 @ 9:50 AM
Due to a family emergency my day was turned somewhat upside down. I ended with 13,635 steps, 18 hours of stand, and 105 minutes of exercise but it was disjointed. I made sure to get movement in although I didn't get a big sweat in.
by Suzanne Bailuk on Sat, May 12, 2018 @ 9:48 AM
Did another indoor cycle class on day 10. The instructor started the class with This is America - Childish Gambino - and I know it would be a pumped up extra sweaty ride.
Ended the day with 95 minutes exercise and 16 hours stand.
by Suzanne Bailuk on Fri, May 11, 2018 @ 6:49 AM
Did a fun, sweaty indoor cycling class after work. Ended the day with 115 minutes of exercise and 16 hours standing.
by Suzanne Bailuk on Thu, May 10, 2018 @ 8:24 AM
Ended with 93 minutes of exercise, 18 hours stand, and 15,399 steps. Took a nice epsom salt bath later in the evening to help my body recover.
by Suzanne Bailuk on Wed, May 09, 2018 @ 7:26 AM
Another early morning workout this morning. At the gym at 4:14 am. Did 20 minutes rowing followed by weights.
by Suzanne Bailuk on Tue, May 08, 2018 @ 6:51 AM
On top of my morning gym workout, I went for a 4.3 km walk at lunch, and did an ab workout in the evening followed by stretching and foam roller. Ended with 117 minutes exercise, 17 hours of stand, and 14,648 steps.
by Suzanne Bailuk on Tue, May 08, 2018 @ 6:50 AM
Hit the gym at 4:15 am this morning. Did a 10 minute warm up on the step mill then did a weight workout. Ready to take the week on.
by Suzanne Bailuk on Mon, May 07, 2018 @ 6:51 AM
Went for a 5 km run on the treadmill followed by weights. Hoping to get out wandering some and do some yoga later.
by Suzanne Bailuk on Sun, May 06, 2018 @ 11:27 AM
Ended the day with 21,905 steps and 18 hours standing on my Apple Watch.
by Suzanne Bailuk on Sun, May 06, 2018 @ 11:25 AM
Cinco de Mayo
Boom. Nailed my workout before 8:30 am this morning and achieved an Arriba badge on my Nike Run app for getting out and doing a 8.6 km run.
by Suzanne Bailuk on Sat, May 05, 2018 @ 8:43 AM
Instead of a run or intense cardio I did a bunch of Nike workouts today. It involved a lot of squats and planks. There was one that made my booty burn so sometimes small workouts can be effective. I ended up with 86 minutes of exercise.
by Suzanne Bailuk on Fri, May 04, 2018 @ 8:48 PM
It's going to be tough to work one big workout in today so I plan on doing a bunch of mini workouts. Watched the Barre Fitness video posted by Workout to Conquer Cancer and did a quick Barre workout at my desk. I'll do more through out the day and then do some mini Nike workouts later today.
by Suzanne Bailuk on Fri, May 04, 2018 @ 7:06 AM
Did a energizing, sweaty indoor cycling class after work. It was fabulous. If I had more money and more time I would do a Ride everyday. Did a big stretch session after. Ended with 110 minutes of exercise and 13,051 steps.
by Suzanne Bailuk on Fri, May 04, 2018 @ 7:04 AM
I wish I could run every day but alas my aging body can't take it. I went for a 5 km walk today at lunch and have a indoor cycling class scheduled at Ride tonight.
by Suzanne Bailuk on Thu, May 03, 2018 @ 1:26 PM
Between a couple of walks to the bank, my lunch run, and general wandering around I ended with 17,277 steps yesterday. My watch died at 7:30 pm so I might have ended up with more but that's okay. I did a yoga workout from my Nike app after dinner to round out the running.
by Suzanne Bailuk on Thu, May 03, 2018 @ 7:07 AM
Just did a 7.25 km lunch run!! Beautiful day for it. Saw so many baby goslings.
by Suzanne Bailuk on Wed, May 02, 2018 @ 1:51 PM
Beyond my gym workout in the morning, I also did a 4 km lunch hour walk, a core workout in the evening, and a good stretch. Ended the day with my Apple Watch recording 101 minutes of exercise, 19 hours of stand, and 16,218 steps.
by Suzanne Bailuk on Wed, May 02, 2018 @ 6:53 AM
I was up and at 'em first thing this morning. Hit the gym at 4:10 am. Did 3 km on the treadmill and then weights. Good start to Workout to Conquer Cancer.
by Suzanne Bailuk on Tue, May 01, 2018 @ 6:23 AM
Getting Geared Up
I'm getting ready to rock it in May! Monday's are normally my "rest days" so I tend not to do anything high impact to give my joints a rest. To get moving today I did a 5 km walk on lunch break. It's a good way to get clear headed while taking in the beautiful springs sights on the seawall.
by Suzanne Bailuk on Mon, Apr 30, 2018 @ 3:20 PM
Kick Start - April 29th
Ended my Sunday with 16,243 steps and 15 hours of stand time. Not bad for also squeezing in 1/2 a day of work and laundry.
Getting motivated for May!
by Suzanne Bailuk on Mon, Apr 30, 2018 @ 6:57 AM