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On the fitness front

What a great weekend! I love being back on the island. There’s something so comforting to be surrounded by friends and family. It’s such a difference from Vancouver, where I still barely know anyone.

I also ran twice over the weekend. Two 5km runs. According to my Nike+ tracker, I paced on average just over 5 min. for every kilometre. But both of those runs were on a treadmill, and it’s so much easier to run in a controlled environment. Today I’ll do a 3.5km run on a hilly chip trail, so we’ll see what kind of time I can pull. I’m hoping for around a 5:45 min. pace, but we’ll see. I’m feeling really out of shape and the run is quite hilly.

Today I’m also hoping to take at least 30 min. to do a bit of job searching online. I’d love to hear back from that job I interviewed for on Friday, but I’m not getting my hopes up.

Then tonight I’m going to kick boxing with a friend. I used to take kick boxing classes a few years ago and really enjoyed it, so I’m excited to be going to one again. :)

No VFFs for me today

Well I’m back from Bellingham. They didn’t have my size in the VFF that I wanted. Boo-urns!! But they took my name and number and said that they would call me when more stock arrived in my size. The guy that was helping me said that they were selling out every VFF shipment that came in, and it is nearly impossible to keep up with the demand!

He sized me properly, so in the meantime I might try to find a place to buy a pair online (saves me another drive down there, and I might get them sooner).

Oh well. At least it was a nice drive on a beautiful sunny day. :)

And … on a PF-related note, I only have $5.18 left until I reach my next $100 Google Adsense payout. Woo hoo! Couldn’t have come at a better time either.

Going for a drive tomorrow

Now that I have all this free time, I decided that now would be the perfect time to start running in VFFs. BF and I are going back to the island over the weekend for 4 or 5 days (he’s attending a work course), and I would love to have them while I’m there. I’m also going to bring my hiking boots so that I can go on a few hikes too during the day. WHILE EVERYBODY ELSE IS AT WORK. :)

So tomorrow I’m going to take a little drive across the border and get fitted for VFFs (I’m not sure if I mentioned it on this blog, but I sold my old VFFs on eBay last month because I don’t think I bought the right model for running). I think I’m looking forward to the drive and just the sense of going somewhere, as much as getting the shoes. It’s going to take some time to adjust to wearing VFFs, but I’m really excited about it. They will cost about $85 US. I made $65 when I sold my old pair on eBay, so I only have to make up another $20 + tax with the purchase.

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