Happy Mothers Day!

First of all I want to start out by saying Happy Mothers Day to all the Moms out there – especially my Mom!

Here we are on my wedding day 🙂

I don’t think I could ever say thank you enough for all my Mom has done for me and my brothers over the past 26 years, she is truly the best Mom out there 🙂

The last couple of years we have ran a Mothers Day run in Calgary together but due to a very likely chance of rain this morning there we decided to skip the run this year. I think it was the best decision – after all making my Mom run in the rain might not be the best gift 😉 But I am still sad not to run a race this morning. I guess that puts even more excitement into my Marathon – which is in 2 weeks by the way (not that I have any type of official countdown).

For Mothers Day we are having Chad’s Mom and Stepdad and my family (Mom, Brothers and Grandma) over for supper – wish me luck I have never tried one of the recipes we are making!

Yesterday morning I had a important errand to run – taking my beloved Mizunos (which are only 3 months old) to the local running shop… I have started to feel the same knee (and now hip) pain over the past 10 days or so that I felt last time I needed new shoes. I know what some of you are thinking (the same thing I thought!) – new shoes already!? Yes, I have been tracking them on dailymile and since I got them at the start of February they have over 650km on them! I was really hoping these shoes could push through the marathon because after I wanted to try a more minimalist shoes for the summer and couple half marathons I have coming up. After talking to the experts though it was recommended to buy new shoes before the race – but the same shoes. The cushioning was basically gone in my shoes which was most likely the source of my knee and hip pain. I also was wearing my shoes about a half size too small (which I kinda knew) which could also be a problem when running the marathon.

As some of you might know I had Mizuno Wave Rider 13’s – which I basically blind ordered online, but now they are impossible to find since they have been replaced by the 14’s. I know from some of my own research online people say they are not the same BUT when I tried them on I honestly didn’t feel the difference and decided it was better to stick with the same brand and shoe (even if its a tad different) versus buying a whole new shoe and brand. So without further ado, let me introduce to you Lindsey’s marathon shoes:

The Mizuno Wave Rider 14’s in PINK! Not to say the colour had any relevance in my decision 😉 I am taking them out for a run right after this post so wish us luck!

Yesterday I started off my day with this little beauty:

Vegan Overnight Oats parfait – Peanut Butter and Jam from Oh She Glows! Best way to start a Saturday ever! Want to know how to make it ever better?! But then going to Starbucks to also enjoy my favorite drink – a Skinny Cinnamon Dolce Latte. I figure my days are limited to enjoy hot beverages from there so might as well do it when the weather calls for it! One slight change though… it was decaf! Yes, I am worried about becoming caffeine dependant so have decided to opt for decaf every once in awhile. I don;t know for sure but I almost can say I think decaf tasted different and I mean better!

We also had to make a Costco run yesterday – usually we try and only go every other weekend because if not we tend to over spend there but we had to buy some stuff for Mothers Day out there so we made the trek and once again got suckered into a few purchases 😉

Last night we kept it low key – stayed home and watched The Switch – has anyone seen this movie? We both really liked it. Chad was unsure at first but I got him with the it’s made my the same people that made Juno and Little Miss Sunshine (two movies we both love). I thought the little boy was hilarious but will keep it at that for those of you that haven’t seen it.

One last thing to share before I take off running (literally) – Friday’s supper, chicken spinach salad with strawberries, oranges, goat cheese and pecans – wholly yum! Served with homemade garlic toast.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Mothers Day!

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