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!

New Shoes and Sticky Hugs.

When you go out for your first run with your new running shoes it feels kind of like a new relationship: fresh, comfortable, stable, your crazy in love like Jay-Z and Beyonce and you wonder “why was I holding on to those worn out shoes that just don’t treat me right?” The new bounce in your stride makes you feel on top of the world. For the first 0.10km I felt uneasy about my knee and then my worries were over– my knee held up and I even hit the hills. The thing about life is that even though you feel like you are new, your past always has a way of coming back to you. I literally ran into a friend that I have known for a good 20 years now but I haven’t seen them for a few of those years. It’s funny when you haven been away from a friend for a few years and then all of a sudden your career goals end up becoming the same. Or like a few weeks ago I met a friend and our career goals actually switched with one another. Life has a way of bringing you in different directions and sometimes you feel like you are taking the road solo but really you have an old friend taking the same strides as you. It’s an amazing concept because you realise you are never alone. I did have to pause my workout while our long convo went on or else I’m pretty sure once we exchanged our sticky hugs my run time would be 2 hours by the end of my run. It was another sunny and life learnin’ run!

The Magic In Me. Playlist
You and Your Heart- Jack Johnson
Dynamite- Taio Cruz
Magic- B.o.B feat. Rivers Cuomo
Ridin’ Solo- Jason Derulo
Booty Call- G. Love
Break Your Heart- Taio Cruz feat. Ludacris
Sexy Bitch- David Guetta feat. Akon
Rich Girl- Gwen Stefani feat. Eve
Paparazzi- Lady Gaga
Keep Fishin’- Weezer
Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)- Shakira
Gone Going- Black Eyed Peas feat. Jack Johnson
Hot N Cold- Katy Perry
Summer Love- Justin Timberlake
December, 1963 (Oh What A Night)- Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Hush Hush; Hush Hush- The Pussycat Dolls

Cool Down/Stretching
Semi-Charmed Life- Third Eye Blind
What I Got- Sublime
Can’t Buy Me Love- The Beatles

Stats of the Run
Distance: 10.36 km
Pace: 5:06 min/km
Calories: 436