Pizza, Long Runs with PDR’s & Altra WINNER!!!!

Friday night little Lo and I went to the greatest restaurant on earth – Pizza Hut.


I don’t care what anyone says, greasy pan pizza and a good old family atmosphere is exactly what you need when you’re alone with a 3 year old. Logan’s new thing is eye closing while in photos.


We both got personal pan pizzas (I love olives – don’t judge), because, let’s be honest who doesn’t want a pizza they can call their own ;) and I got a salad. The entire meal, dessert and all put me out $20 = SCORE. Plus it killed time while Colin and his friends were jamming.


Logan is so good at sharing food. I have no idea where he gets this from because I literally cry when I have to share.

Anyway, yesterday Colin ran not only his first half marathon (in distance) but also 3 more miles after that for a total of 16miles on his long run! CONGRATS on the PDR babe. He has now officially passed me in distance. My longest run to date was the Road2Hope Half.

After he got back it was my turn to go out…..


He’ll probably be mad I put the above shot in…..but seriously! that’ll teach you to secretly grab your man breasts on my time again!! WTF?! lol

My run was rough to say the least. When I went to the healer lady last week she said I was just like my mother in the respect that I’m more of a “Oh, whatever I’ll just push through the pain” and regretfully that is what I’m like.


The above shot is of one waterfall I passed, Albion Falls. I took my run sooooooooo slow to start and set out to do 8 miles. I ended up finishing 7 miles though my running gps was set to snowboarding ;) lol so my stats are kind of wacky. lol

Here are my splits…..I’m getting super slow.

  • Mile 1 – 11:49
  • Mile 2 – 11:38
  • Mile 3 – 11:20
  • Mile 4 – 11:40
  • Mile 5 – 11:46
  • Mile 6 – 10:39
  • Mile 7 – 11:16

I will have to learn consistency. My long runs used to be at a 10:30 then they crept into the low 11’s but now this is getting kinda ridiculous.

After a good 25 min stretch out and icing and heating pads topped with compression gear I can’t walk today…..YAY! <— sarcasm. I’m not impressed with my running lately. I can’t wait till my body feels better.


Oh……I guess all you guys really want to know is who won the Altras….

Congrats to: NICOLE!!!!!! 

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Thanks to everyone who participated! Nicole email me and we will get you your new shoes!!! alimc[at]runningwithspatulas[dot]com :)

* If the winner does not contact me by March 4th I will select a new winner, though I will do my best to contact you if you win*


what’s your favourite restaurant??

If I’m not with kids, I actually prefer fine dinning, non-corporate restaurants. I like the little hidden gems in the world :) 

have you ever got much significantly slow in your running?? how did your self-esteem cope??

I have. This time last year I was so injured I couldn’t run. Right now it seems like something really needs to be done in order for me to be able to run. Unfortunately I have so many outside factors at play, including a hip flexor strain. :( I’ll get fast again though! 

Any encouraging words for Colin?? he said he HATED that run…..I don’t want him to hate running due to this crazy distance I made him run. 


PS: tomorrow Spatula Runner Virtual Race info will be posted!!!! GET excited :)