I am totally digging this song right now on REPEAT! :D It's Lady Gaga ft. R. Kelly with "Do what you want to my body." You must add this to your playlist! Like now. You're welcome. :)
A work Professional Development day = Lunch at the best Thai place in town. :) Cashew chicken is rapidly becoming my favourite thing to eat.
Oh and did I mention that when I was done running and proofreading reports I had to bake 60 cookies for a cookie exchange?!?!?! I baked "Pudding Cookies" from this recipe....mmm.
Yep, you know it...REST day! It was a good thing too. After work Erin and I went to Jodi's place for a super awesome and super fun Cookie Exchange. Does laughing count as a workout??? No? How about lifting cookies to your mouth??? ;)
Jodi had the coolest hot chocolate station...
Santa Shuffle Day! Courteney came to pick me up at 8:15 and we were off to pick up Heidi, Samantha and Katie for the 5k fun run.
The run was a very beautiful route through Dartmouth's Shubie Park. Embarrassing confession: As a Nova Scotian Runner, this was my first ever run through Shubie! I have a new respect for runners who do the Full Marathon at the Blue Nose. This route is a part of their marathon route and it is H-I-L-L-Y!
I was frozen like a popsicle at the start so I felt very stiff and sluggish for the first 2k. I spent the first 1k weaving around people, but it wasn't too congested since Marg and I headed up to the very front at the start....hehe. I was wearing 3 shirts.....yes 3 shirts people! Who is going to remind me that this is never a good idea and that I roast when I do this??? My ipod came unclipped from my skirt when I was adjusting my 3 shirts and was dangling between my knees for a bit before I noticed....LOL. I took off my gloves, hung a sharp left turn and nearly fell into a mud puddle from slipping on leaves, but I still had fun. Since it was an out and back route, I saw friends, coworkers and former coworkers along the way! :)
And did I mention that I also took a wrong turn near the end and ended up running slightly further than 5km??? LOL....Typical me. I also forgot to hit STOP on my Garmin and therefore I have no idea of my time or pace. I do know the clock was showing 23 min and change when I ran through the finish. :)
No matter how hilly the run or how many mishaps appear, it's always a blast when you see so many friends and familiar faces. And who doesn't love seeing Santa?! I ran into Janet at the finish line for a blogger selfie too. :)
After the finish, we all headed over to the Chilli booth! Yes.....there was super yummy hot chilli. :) Say what?! ;)
You know what they say about friends who run together: they'll take any opportunity to snap a shot of their feet and bling! ;)
The Santa Shuffle race is in support of the Salvation Army and they raised a whopping $35 000 today!!!
Post run I was totally chilled to the bone. My super duper hot long shower didn't quite get rid of it. But this Starbucks and a trip to Costco did!
I think I may consider my 'intelligent' decision to conquer Costco, Sobeys and Wal-Mart on a Saturday afternoon workout #2 for the day. The End.
Are you loving any Starbucks Holiday drinks right now?
Did you do the Santa Shuffle?
And how fun are cookie exchanges?!
Thanks for poppin' in on GGR on this Saturday evening. Have a wonderful night!
Happy Running,Heather :)