On behalf of queenie’s cards and the volunteers at Boston Terrier Rescue Canada, thank you to everyone who purchased these exclusive holiday cards to support this wonderful cause! We raised $210 in about a month! That’s a few hundred dollars these pups didn’t have before, so thank you very much for your generous help. BTRC accepts donations all year round so please make any donations you can through their website. Thank you again!
Stay tuned for more charity collaborations really soon :)
Looking back at my entries, I decided that I don’t post enough photos (probably because everything is updated on my personal Facebook page so it feels like I’ve already shared my albums). Ergo, voilà!
This morning, Avery and I both went for our long runs (of course, his was 20k and mine was only 7k). Then one of my oldest friends whom I’ve known since first grade came over for a visit with her husband and her adorable baby girl. I made my pork burgers again, they were even better this time ’cause I added barbecue sauce. There was so much left over I ended up making meatballs for lunch tomorrow. Then we headed to the beach with the pups!
Now we’re heading out to watch Horrible Bosses — supposed to be Bridesmaids/Hangover funny… we shall see! Ciao for now :)
*Edit @ 11:45pm — Horrible Bosses is hilarious! Definitely lawled throughout the flick. Go see it!
Ok, a couple of things have happened. I’ll rewind to Saturday morning…
I went to the Nike Store on Bloor and got a new pair of runners, the LunarEclipse. It’s a step up from the LunarGlides and after a few weeks of breaking them in, including two runs, it was obvious they weren’t fitting properly. But the new kicks have been fantastical! My girl, Sylvi, biked alongside me as I tested them out on a trail in our ‘hood and after 5.7k, they felt fine! Barely had to break them in. It was one of the most challenging runs I’ve had in a while, though: the phalanx* on my right foot was hurting, the trail was wet/muddy/icy at most parts, I had to dodge tons of kids/dogs, I was starting to get allergies AND I had to stop to stretch out cramps! Needless to say, I took the 30:46 with a smile (this includes the break to stretch my side cramps).
*Did you know phalanges is a real thing? I thought Phoebe just made it up!!! You learn something new everyday.
Then we walked the dogs at Ash Bridges since it was a gorgeous day. Bowser ate an apple core about 2 minutes into the path and did something he’s never done before — after swallowing the core, he gave us a stare and started laying down. I thought it was stuck in his throat because he wouldn’t have digested it yet to give him an upset stomach. He did it two more times and I was freaking out, but Sylvi kept me calm. He eventually threw it up, and thankfully was ok again. This dog is like Gumby! Phew, so after that we strolled along and the dogs were having a ball.
Going back a bit… after getting cramps just 25 minutes into a run, which has happened before, I asked Sylvi (who’s a Naturopathic doctor) to send me the nutritional handout she made for the Running Room. I read it and decided to change my diet this week to see if it’ll make a difference. I never paid much attention to what I eat before/after a run, but as of Monday morning I was extra cautious of all of my food choices, and ditto for today. Lo and behold, what a difference indeed!!! I haven’t had any coffee the past two days, I’ve been very generous with my portion sizes and haven’t indulged in any crazy desserts… and today on the track, I did 5.18k in 25:12!!! I still can’t believe it! I was so skeptical after, thinking I must’ve missed a kilometre or something, but if my PB was 26:00 last Friday, I guess this makes sense! I mapped out a route for tomorrow to see if I can get close to 26:00 since there’s lots of hills. But I definitely want to go back to the track to try a sub 25! :D Eating healthy… who would’ve thunk it?