Thursday, 14 November 2013


Am I the ultimate consumer?  Perhaps.  Do salespeople see me coming from a mile away and start rubbing their hands together greedily?  Quite likely.  Do I care right at the moment?  Not so much.  Want to know why?  Because I went for a 15.5km run this morning wearing a pair of my new Injinji socks and ooooooohhhhhhhhhhhh my gosh they are comfortable!!!

Injinji socks (Shoe Science stock them) and Inov-8 Roclite 315 trail shoes bought at High Beam.  $145?  Score!  Can't wait to try these out!!

I am in love with these socks.  I want a hundred pairs in every colour!  I got two pairs yesterday so I could try them out and I will definitely be buying more of these in the future.  They may look a little funky and feel weird to start with, but they are insanely comfortable when you're running and you get used to them really quickly.  New socks combined with new shoes (my Brooks) made for an awesome early morning run.

I set a reminder on my phone for 5.15am.  Not entirely sure why I do this to be honest - my phone is always on charge overnight and just vibrates without sound so I wouldn't notice the alert anyway, but as luck would have it I was awake before then.  I had set out my gear, shoes and Dextro tabs the night before so I got out of bed and got dressed and ready, and was out the door by 5.20am.  Y'all know me by now - I was happily snapping pics along the way:

The promise of a good sunrise, away in the distance

Tamaki Drive, at the beginning of the run (4km in)

The beautiful colours that were hiding around the corner, just past Ferg's Kayaks.  This really put a smile on my face.  It was a lovely surprise.  Kind of makes me want to run 15km every morning...

Near the turnaround point.  A beautiful reason to get out of bed in the morning

Tamaki Drive, near the end of the run (4km from home)

Sadly, the phone camera just doesn't quite capture the full beauty of these sunrises.  I'm trying to share it with you, but its not the same.  Even if you only do it once, I really, really recommend you get up and out of bed early one morning just to enjoy the dawn.  It is worth it, trust me.

Just for good measure, here are some pics from Tuesday's run which was slightly shorter at 12.5km.  I didn't quite get around that corner past Ferg's to see where the real pretty colours were hiding!:

Obviously not a sunrise, but I see a lot of this on my runs too

Tuesday's turnaround point - the split pohutukawa

Sometimes that early morning run is the best part of my day.  Today was kinda one of those days.  When I got home T was already up.  Not entirely unusual - he regularly gets up somewhere between 6.30 and 7.  I got him breakfast, then went to have a shower.  I hadn't even had a chance to jump in before I heard a quiet tap at the door.  He'd been sick, so I cleaned it up and he happily went back to eating (that's the thing about T, he just gets on with things).  Unfortunately for him, and for me, that was only the beginning.  For the third day this week, he was home from school.  Monday and Tuesday was because of a yucky cough.  Yep, its been a pretty slow and unproductive week.  Luckily by mid morning he was feeling better and had stopped vomiting, and by afternoon he was a box of birds, bouncing around the house full of energy.  Hurrah, school tomorrow!  Can't wait ;)

I did get some good news today - the result for my last Accessing Information assignment came in.  92%!  Which means I have successfully achieved an A+ paper!!  Woohoo!!!  So happy ^_^  Still waiting for the result of my last Statistical Analysis assignment.  Fingers crossed for tomorrow...

Gosh, the next few weekends are going to be busy.  It's X's 11th birthday on Sunday.  My oldest boy is turning 11!  Wow.  Two weeks after that, T will be turning nine.  Its a little scary!  My boys are growing up, getting closer and closer to those teenage years that I'm looking forward to but dreading at the same time.  I think I need a cup of tea...


  1. Those socks look awesome!! Must be time to go shopping! Beautiful views for your run too!

  2. Yay for sunrises, but I usually see them through my window while in bed with a coffee reading blogs like yours, hehe!
    Enjoy your new footwear! They look like they would enjoy the Speight's West Coaster next weekend :) maybe?

    1. Ooh yes, they would be perfect for that! But next weekend we're running a section of the Hillary Trail, so although I can't run the Speight's event, hopefully they'll still be getting a little mud on them ;)