Today started off great! I laid in bed with my breakfast and watched a hallmark movie and I weighed in at 98.2, definitely a step in the right direction!

It continued to be great with a run around Sasamat Lake with an old running buddy who has just moved back into the area after a year. This lake run is not super long, just a half hour if you take your time and it is interesting with some ups and downs and some technical details. I wasn’t expecting to, but we ran the whole thing:) The hill at the end is just enough to make you feel like you really worked.

I then got a tour of my running buddy’s new townhouse and we took her dog for a walk and got coffee.

I had been wanting to try this new coffee place, The Beanery on Panorama Drive in Port Moody. I always thought a coffee shop was needed in the area so was super happy when I saw one go in. I hate to say it, but my iced chai latte with soy milk wasn’t very good:( First, it was slightly warm so nothing iced about it, and secondly it tasted powdery. I’m hoping that the place will improve with age. The breakfast pizzas definitely sounded good! There was also no gluten free options:(

A quick stop at home and then I picked up my Cookie Lady friend for a shopping trip to Park Royal Shopping Centre in West Vancouver. This has been my favourite shopping centre for a while because it has Ivivva ( kids lululemon), J Crew,  and The Shoe  Company which has a great selection of kids shoes. Today a few things annoyed me though:( Ivivva is closing their store and will only be available on West 4th in Vancouver or online. I’m an adult shopping in a kids store so obviously I’m not typical; how do they expect me to shop online without being able to try things on???? I think they’ve lost me as a customer:( Secondly, I’ve always liked J Crew as their clothes fit my style, but it drives me nuts that they advertise a teacher discount and then every time they find a reason not to honour it:(  Not at this location, not on that item, not when we have this promotion, etc. The khaki pants I bought for work that don’t have to be shortened are great, but they would have been better if I had gotten my teacher discount!Finally the hour and forty five minute drive home ( when it only took thirty to get there) did me in.  I have no idea how people drive in that every day! It was fun, but I think next time I’d rather drive to the airport!

I managed to get my three exercise times in, but it was doubtful for a while. My run this morning, a quick 15/12/10 workout and then a walk around the inlet trail this evening. At least something got done and hopefully it was enough to keep the scale number going down and the muscle building up!

I didn’t get much done on my list today, but I don’t really think it’s my fault as my phone turned off around 2:30 and then only turned back on around 6:45. I’m wondering if this is because my memory is so low. I wish I knew more about iPhones, maybe I wouldn’t find it so frustrating then!

Well it was a busy but fun day with the good outweighing the bad, so a success!

Have fun!


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