This week sucked big time in terms of workouts.
Minus the 20 minute of riding Tobias on the trainer on Monday and the mini-3km-run on Wednesday.....it was a VERY low-mileage sorta week.
The sorta week that I LOATHE!!!!
Oh inactivity...how I loathe thee....
But honestly, there's no one to blame but myself....(I am NOT trying to attain sympathy...although empathy would be great right about now)
And besides under-working out....I'm also over-working my digestive system by over-eating!
(Yes yes...I remember what the incredulously handsome uncle Terence said about losing 7kg.....I'll start, erm....next month!)
Anyway....remember that my gool 'ol dependable Brooks Ghost that aid in the successful completion of many full marathons and two ultras retired to running shoe heaven and my Brooks Launch had just partially recovered from the altitude sickness of climbing Mount KK, I'm out of shoes to run in....and I have 2 marathons coming up.
I need NEW shoes pronto!!!!
(no it's not an excuse to go splurge, ok.....I'm in a dire state of shoe-lessness and getting desperate!)
Finally (Praise God!!!) went running shoe shopping after holding back for months now....
Y'see......I'm trying to see if thrift is the new me.....unfortunately it's one of those "acquired" taste that is a little difficult for me "become". I did however manage to hold back on buying another "much-needed" running skirt and tone down my online shopping a wee bit. I'm taking small victories such as these and considering them as huge successes in the new "thrifty ME".
(Laugh all you want, but I'm giving myself a huge pat on the back!)
Anyway, back on topic.....finally went running shoe shopping with Wendy yesterday.
We're in Ipoh....so everyone-runner who is ANYONE-runner goes to FocusAce for shoes.
Honestly, it's the only place in Ipoh aside from the occasional Al-ikhsan outlets that carries a decent range of running shoes ranging from the very NOW season to the very THEN season.
She and her Adrenaline GTS 10!!!
Look how handsome these babies are!!!! *salivating*
* The smell of brand new shoes fresh out of the box is absolutely intoxicating...that or it's the inhalant overdose from the glue used in the shoe making process...(I may have addiction issues)
* I'm happy AND in love!!!! (go on..laugh at my expense!!!! But I know you runners out there feel the same way I do about new shoes!!!)
And you know how fond I am of Brooks running shoes..... *glee*
And you know how highly I regard my previous Brooks Ghost..... *reminiscing*
So it was predictable of me to choose the new progeny of the Ghost line....the Brooks Ghost 3!!!
(for you cynics....it was voted as Runner's World Editor's Choice....in the issue with the dogs on it....but of course they said the same thing about the Glycerin 8 and you all know how much I "LOVE" that shoe....by the way, I'm giving it away to Elaine!)
Oh hang on...the best bit....I got 40% off for being a KRI member.....not bad for a phantom-member that doesn't show up for most club-related functions, huh?!
Anyway, I was suppose to wake up early to go test-drive the new shoes this morning.
Unfortunately with the combination of being post-call and the late ending of Lydia's mini-birthday bash.....not surprising that I overslept.
(what?! It is after all Friday confessionals....!)
* The tiramisu was a bit too sweet but Lydia's mom made it....so I LOVE it!!!!
Will keep the test-drive my NEW shoes this Saturday during long run.
Oh...and this Sunday will be doing Trailblazer with Alexis in Awana Genting.
Erm....let's just say I'm not as excited as I should be....(sorry Alexis)
I dunno....perhaps I'm just a bit tired of running around (aside from actual act of running) and not being able to stay put during weekends.
But of course...once registered and paid...MUST RUN!
A blogging friend of mine (tadaa...it's YOU, Ron!!!) sent me these shirts as displayed below.
Please click HERE for his roll-on-the-floor-laughing-till-your-tummy-hurts-funny blog.
Also...please click HERE for his PunkRockRacing page.
Ron (a runner and tri dude) designed his own line of running gears and apparels after decided that he's sick and tired of the typical, run-of-the-mill, stupid-one-liners on the shirts worn by runners in the US of A.
Of course we Malaysians being the spoilt lot that we are, get free running vest with each event participated and are overwhelmed by the amount of running shirts we have stashed in our closets.....
Anyway....I love this dude because he comments on my blog.....(are you not getting the hint yet?!)
* I know it's like...a month overdue in the public display of gratefulness....but THANK YOU RON!!! (good luck for next Ironman!)
You can't blame me if my mom loves me so much that she even loves doing my laundry for me despite persistent protest from yours truly that I'm old enough to do my own laundry.
Don't be a jealous lot!
On an unrelated note.....a delayed big THANK YOU to KD for sending me your compression socks coz you know I LOVE compression!!!!
Just in case you're wondering why the heck I'm so free to blog during working hours....well, we try to keep sane by keeping workload low on Fridays...REALLY!!!!
Just ask my colleagues!!!!
* Ok ok.....perhaps it is just ME.
I feel better and lighter after confessing.
And NO...I'm still not telling you who my crush is!!!!!