Friday Favourites

It’s that time again.  What are my Favourites this week?

Lululemon Speed Shorts
  I love these shorts. I bought them as a ‘prize’ for running my first marathon.  They were the most expensive shorts I had ever bought.  (I had previously been running in a lot of Target Champion C9 gear).  Wow.  I still remember my first run in them (the black pair).  I thought I was running naked!  I realized good gear means quality and comfort.  I ran that marathon in 2013, and I am still running in those shorts.  They definitely last and are worth the $50 odd dollars they cost.  If I could, I would buy one in every single color and enough so I only have to do laundry once a month!

The Magic Bullet

     I know you’ve seen the infomercial. One-two-three and salsa! It doesn’t work that way. Or at least I haven’t made perfect looking salsa in three seconds. However, I can make an awesome protein smoothie really quickly, and the clean up is a breeze. What have I been living in my smoothie?

    • Vega Protein Powder (vanilla)
    • Frozen berries (a good handful)
    • Half a banana
    • A few peices of (frozen) mango or pineapple
    • Water
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    Friday Favorites

    I am not very good at this blogging business.  But I vow to get better!  It will  help keep me accountable.  When I post, I feel like running.  It gets me excited to get out the door, so I have something to put in my weekly recap!  (Whatever works, right?!)

    In saying that, I am going to try and dedicate blog posts each week to something in particular.  One that I have noticed on many blogs is about favorite things. So, on Fridays I will now post a couple of my favorite things.

    This week:

    • My garmin.
      I better start this off with something running related!  I own the Forerunner 210.  While it bugs me trying to upload my runs sometimes, I am in love with it.  I love tracking all of my runs.  I am trying to get outside, run, and not focus on pace, so when I do that, I still wear my watch but place tape over the display so I just run by feel.  Though I love getting back home and syncing it up and seeing how fast/slow I was compared with how I felt!  As much as I love this watch, it is an older model and I can’t wait until I can afford to upgrade – dreaming of the Fenix 3!
    • Yorkshire Tea.
      Oh. My. Gosh.  Wow.  I love this tea.  Now, I am Australian, brought up by English parents (I’m pretty sure my dad has tea running through his v
      eins by the amount he drinks)  and I love a good cuppa.  But this one tops them all. I found out about it on my recent trip to the England.  It was in the first hotel room I stayed in, and I thought it wasn’t going to be very good but was I wrong!  I definitely did not bring enough of it back.  (And Gold is definitely better than the regular!)

    yorkshire-gold

    • Saucony Kinvara
      Let’s also finish off the first of my Friday Favorites with a running item.  I have tried plenty of shoes, but I keep going back to Saucony Kinvaras.  I have versions 4, 5 and 6. I will definitely go out and get the 7’s for this years races.  They are lightweight, comfy, and make your run fast!  I’ve never had major problems with any shoe, so I’m not sure what keeps drawing me back to the Kinvara over other shoes.  I have run 5ks to marathons in them.  I think it’s safe to say – it’s true love. 

    What are some of your favorite things?  I’m always looking to try new stuff!