Running the distance

I took the day off blogging yesterday. I was feeling so sluggish, tired and slow all weekend. Thankfully today I’m peppy, bright eyed and bushy tailed :)

Saturday and Sunday was the last huge redemption day for Shoppers Optimum points before they change up their points system. If you redeem 75,000 you’d normally get $150 stuff for free, but on bonus redemption days you get $200 worth! So Saturday night we stocked up and were scoping out the Shoppers for a good hour and a half before checking out in the cash. Effective July 1st the Optimum points will no longer be valued as high which is a shame. I think 95,000 points will now be something like $170. Don’t quote me on that. The change doesn’t’ bother me that much as I rarely shop at Shoppers (the prices are high) and this was the first time I ever redeemed my points since I signed up for the optimum card in the earl 90’s when I wasn’t even in high school yet. I remember when the points system first came into play. Maybe I’m dating myself and I should stop talking….

So, I haven’t run in 8 days. I ran into my “coach” which is the girl who developed the Learn To Run program at our gym. The gym is in the same building as where I work, so I see a lot of people from our running group on a regular basis. Today I ran into one of the speedier women and also our coach and we talked about training for a 10k and even a half marathon.

My personal goal was to complete a 10k and then go from there. My running buddy is thinking ahead, and  wants to do a half marathon. I’m definitely on board with that once I complete a 10k, but I don’t know if I’ll want to do a a half this season. Our training group is getting together again only on Thursdays now (it used to be Tuesday, Thursday & Saturdays) which is perfectly fine with me — as long as I have a bit of coaching and a group to run with, the rest of the days I can get my butt in gear and run on my own (doubtful) or with my running buddy.

I’m super excited. I think I’m going to try and run tomorrow as I don’t want to lose the endurance that I built up over the last few months.

Off topic, but has anyone seen the movie Blood Diamond? Such an amazing incredible film. I can’t stop talking about it.

Check back tomorrow because I have a giveaway for you all!

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  1. I haven’t seen Blood Diamond yet but I want to check it out! Glad you enjoyed your blogging free day! I haven’t had one of those in a long time but it is much needed! xoxo

  2. Blood Diamond is a GREAT movie! And hooray for a 10K! I think you are approaching this in a smart way! You did a 5K! YAY! Now do a 10K and then go from there!!!

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