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Saturday – Running and Coffee…my favourite

These are my running socks.  I love them.  My husband bought me a pack of 7 different patterns and colors for Christmas.   Snazzy socks make me happy.

These are my shoes.  Saucony Kinvara.  I love them more than any other shoe I own….even my Dior heels.  I am very brand loyal and HATE trying new runners.  They always end up being a fail.  I had my foot measured and my running style assessed at the running room once and an hour later I came out with a pair of clunky ass shoes that I ended up hating with the fire of 1000 suns.  I had Nike Frees for years but I eventually got sick of the super wide toe area.  After much research I came across these babies.  Super light (I hate heavy shoes. I already run like an elephant) and super pink.  I love love love them.  I have loved a hole right into them too 😦  A new pair is in my future 

I am pretty proud of my Saturday run.  About 7 km and 1200 stairs.  Yes…1200 stairs.  70 flights.  We have an awesome hill about 2.5 km away from our house that has a whole bunch of stairs going up the side, so it’s the perfect place to jog to and then get in some serious stair climbing. 

After my run I *needed* a latte.  Oh how I love my lattes.  This beauty is a grande Chai non-fat latte.  When made right, the chai lattes are so spicy and awesome.  I love the burn of the spices in my mouth to go along with the sweetness.  (You can also spot one of my fave blogs in the background.  Coffee and reading blogs is the perfect Saturday morning activity)

In the afternoon we went to the driving range.  I just started golfing last summer and boy am I BAD.  I can’t seem to fight my urge to hit the crap out of the ball and end up either A) Missing completely and getting laughed at or B) hitting the ball 2 feet in front of me and getting laughed at.  When I do happen to take a deep breath and slow down my swing I can hit it pretty darn good.   Last year I joined a ladies league and people still talk about “that girl who hit the house”…that would be me.  I almost broke a giant window in a multi million dollar house. Strength- check. Ability to keep the ball straight- still working on that. This year the ladies league will be taking some time to do a few lessons before we actually start to play.  Good call, ladies league. Good call.

It was one week Saturday until my next 10k.  The first of the year.  I always get a bit nervous before my 1st one of the year because I literally have no clue how fast I will go.  I was never one to time or pace myself.  I just went.  My goal in the next little while is to keep track of my pace every time I run and try my best to better it and get a better time.  I am also looking for a training program.  I want to be someone who is out the to compete (with themself) and to be the best they can be, not just someone who runs ’cause its fun. (which it is…but I am super competitive….maybe too much for my own good)