Where’d you go?!

I’m switching up my comments page so that I can individually reply to all of your comments and somehow all of my comments disappeared! Insert Snooki’s “waaaaaah!” here! So sad. Good thing I have all your comments on my berry. I will respond- I promise! It will just be like the good old snail mail post where you have to wait for days to get a response.
In better news- I did some inclines on the t-mill with the help of my fabulous friend Janae@ Hungry Runner Girl. I took her advice and started with the biggest hill first and the smallest hill last. It was hard but I liked it! I’m use to gradually making my way up to that HUGE hill but it’s always so good to switch up your workout so that your muscles don’t get into a routine.
Here’s how I  conquered those hills:

My favourite power song was this old school jam. (I seriously had to control myself from doing the hammer dance on the t-mill)

I’m starting to get knee pain from switching from t-mill to outdoor running. I’m just not use to the pavement anymore. So, I’m gradually getting back to it. But with all that snow falling I don’t think I will be running outside. Yep, my wimp side is back.

And then I went to have a shower and my flip flops, shampoo, conditioner, and body cleanser weren’t even in my bag! Insert another Snooki “waaaaaaaaah!” here! 

So, I just had to shower when I got home. Yes, I left stinky.

The Cardio Playlist

*On jukebox shuffle

More (RedOne Jimmy Joker Remix)- Usher

Just A Dream- Nelly

Alors on danse (Extended Remix)- Stromae

1901- Phoenix
Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)- C+C Music Factory
Boom Boom Pow- Black Eyed Peas
U + Ur Hand= P!nk
Burning Love- Elvis

Cool down/ Stretching

Heartbreak Down- P!nk

Stats of the Run

Distance: 7.06 km
Pace: 4:23 min/km

On the plus side, my locker is voting for me at BEST HEALTH MAGAZINE’S BLOG AWARDS! And you can do it HERE!

Hot in Herre

Friends, I did it. My second outdoor run in February. There was ice. There was snow. And I even remembered to bring my camera! (Which is attached to my phone and I really should have my phone on me at all times in case I roll my ankle. Just like that time when I hit the ground and was 4km away from home- whoops!) I ran into those huge ice chunks under a bridge again! As I was walking so carefully over the ice, I met a new running friend and we bonded over trying not to fall. I wonder if she heard me take a picture of her as she ran away? I hope she doesn’t think I’m crazy! But we all know she would be right.  

My new running friend who conquered the ice!

 I would like to thank the icy conditions for slowing down my pace. I don’t know if you noticed this or not but I can be pretty clumsy. So, I wanted to make sure I didn’t hit any black ice along the way.

I accidentally put my entire ipod on shuffle during this run. The danger with that is coming across songs that you don’t want to listen to. But the fun in it is that you have NO idea what is coming next. I went with it but I’m not gonna lie- I pressed “next” quite a few times. I think my favourite song that came up was Nelly’s “Hot in Herre.” I mean- I’m surrounded by ice and snow and this man is singing to me about getting so hot that I want to take my clothes off. Hilarious and fun.

Post run I made myself a PB Smoothie. SO DELICIOUS! I got my yummy protein from the PB, my selenium from my soy milk, and potassium from my banana. How perfect?! I wanted to show you a picture of my smoothie but I really wanted it as soon as it was made and forgot to take a picture. So, here’s my empty glass: 

 You’re just going to have to believe that it looked as good as it tasted!

The Shuffle Playlist
*My entire ipod on jukebox shuffle

What the Hell- Avril Lavigne
Just- Mark Ronson feat. Alex Grenwald
Getting Better- The Beatles
Soundsystem- Michael Franti & Spearhead
Move Along- The All-American Rejects
Grenade- Bruno Mars
Don’t Lie- Black Eyed Peas

Electric Feel- MGMT
Hot in Herre- Nelly
Little Lion Man- Mumford & Sons

Stats of the Run
Distance: 10.17 km
Pace: 4:36 min/km

Remembering when you were “Hot in Herre” during your favourite vaca is equivalent to remembering to vote for me! OK, maybe not. But I think you should vote for me at BEST HEALTH MAGAZINE’S BLOG AWARDS HERE!

Rumour Has It

After months of hearing how fabulous Adele is I decided to download her album 21 that was just released here in Canada yesterday. My facebook newsfeed has been filling up with Adele’s music videos, live performances and status updates about how brilliant she is. So, I decided to start my morning off with a new album. And after listening through it once- I repeated the entire album again. I LOVE it! Why am I only starting to listen to this lovely lady now?

You know what’s just as easy as listening to Adele’s fabulous voice? Voting for me in BEST HEALTH MAGAZINES BLOG AWARDS HERE!

Hello, Sole Mate!

Friends, thank you for all of your lovely comments, e-mails, and messages. I LOVE them ALL and they make me smile!

I had one comment about my post Break the Ice and how it sounded like an ad for Lululemon. I am not advertising for them. I am just speaking my opinion on how I feel about my recent purchases. I love a lot of different products for running and Lulu just happens to be on the top of my list. Everyone has a company that they fall in love with because the company’s products are designed with all their favourite details and what they look for in a product. The mentioned products just happen to have my favourite details for those certain products.

I have also been asked to give my opinions on different types of running shoes. I find that the beauty of shoes is that there is a sole mate for everyone. Everyone has a different type of foot and therefore will need either more cushioning or stability depending on the way they run, how high their arches are, etc. My opinion on a shoe will probably be completely different from someone else.

I love my latest shoes, the “New Balance 760 Stability.” They are perfect– for me.

Yes, that is dirt on my leg that I got during my run.

I highly recommended going into a store like the Running Room, where they will take the time to assess your stride and foot type and direct you to the pair of shoes that just might be your perfect mate.

Runner’s World also has their own Spring 2011 Running Shoe Guide that you might find helpful!  

Also, this was the last song I heard at Boot Camp last night. Is it sad that I kind of consider it a power song? It just makes me SO happy!

My sole mates also love to vote for me everyday for the BEST HEALTH MAGAZINE’S BLOG AWARDS! You can join in the fun HERE!