Is it weird that I spell favourites with a “u”? Probably to 99% of you. Crazy Canadians and their u’s, EH? Anyway, I’ve been meaning to publish a “favourites” page for a while and it is finally up.
I get a lot of questions, especially about run gear and nutrition so I put together a list of my current favourite things. I’ve only got my fav Vega products under “nutrition” so far but I will keep adding to it as I think of things that I often use to support my training. I also included a list of blogs that I love and read regularly and probably forgot a whole bunch…but like the other pages, they’ll be updated on a regular basis.
Over the last little while my confidence, especially when it comes to running, has been complete sh*t. I struggled with my last tempo run, didn’t get the result I hoped for at my last 5K, barely reached 100 miles for the month of May (it’s a goal of mine to run 100+ miles/month), and I just haven’t had that OMG RUNNING IS THE BEST THING EVER feeling. I guess it happens. We can’t be excited about things all the time. Except food. I’m pretty sure I can be excited about food all the time.
I didn’t work today so I got to sleep in until about 7:30 (bliss) and after procrastinating for about thee hours, I headed out to see where my feet and legs would take me. I started with my first mile at 9:01 and thought, “Okay this will probably just be an easy/relaxed run today” but I started feeling better and better after each mile and turned it into a progression run with my last three miles at 7:51, 7:45 and 7:38. The best part about it — my sub-8:00 miles didn’t even feel that hard!
Today’s run was just what I needed to ignite that spark again. I regained a bit of running confidence and am soooo looking forward to pushing myself over the next few weeks. Maybe juuuust maybe I’ll be able to finally break my 1:44 half PR at this year’s SeaWheeze in August.
One last thing – if I had a dollar for every time a person asked me who takes my running photos…I’d honestly be rich. It’s just an app on my iPhone called TimerCam. I usually set the timer to 10 seconds, put my phone on the ground and run by. Done. See? Easy peasy!
Hope you all had a great day and I’ll see you tomorrow with a WIAW post!
Tell me one of YOUR favourite things! Anything! – blog, app, food, workout gear, supplement…