Friday 5: March 3

It’s been a long time since I have done a Friday 5 post. I think they are a fun way to share things that don’t fit in other posts. 

1) Soup: I have been obsessed with soup this winter. It has been a lot colder than normal for BC and soup is a perfect way to warm up and get in some veggies. Just make sure you time the soup for after your run! I made a pretty bad mistake a few weeks ago of having a bowl of vegan tomato soup only a few hours before my run. It was a very flavourful run πŸ˜‚.

2) Training in a group vs. alone: last marathon cycle, I trained alone. I logged all the prescribed miles and it wasn’t bad at all. This training cycle, I am running with 2 other women, one is doing Boston and the other is doing Eugene too. I think there have been and will continue to be more benefits by training with others. 

3) These shoes: I have been a Kinvara fan for several editions, but I am super excited to try the 8’s. From what I’ve heard the improvements are significant! I love this colour too 😍

4) Ginger: I love everything ginger, the flavour, the way it helps with upset stomachs. Ginger is one of the 3 ingredients in my favourite gel Endurance Tap. I am even thinking about trying to make my own natural gingerale. There are some good ones out there, but I would probably increase the ginger and decrease the sugar to make it absolutely perfect. 

5) This coffee: I have been a big fan of their beans since I found them at the cafe across the street from me in Vancouver. Since the roastery is actually located here, on Vancouver Island, there are even more varieties to try. They also have their own coffee shop in Vancouver, which I highly reccomend. Or just order their beans online. They are the best!

Hope you have a great weekend! 

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