This week Microsoft officially launched its new Windows 8 OS to the masses along with its new Surface Tablet. Pop-up Microsoft stores have been appearing in malls everywhere trying to get people to come in and try out the new stuff. I have to admit that the early Windows 8 demos looked very cool and innovative, but how would people actually react when it was out in the wild?
This morning in Toronto, thousands of people are lining up in the rain to run the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Even though I’m not running it this year, I thought I’d share what I usually eat for dinner the night before a race (or Sunday’s long slow distance run.) Your biggest pre-race meal should be lunch the day before and dinner should be fairly light, which is why I always tend to go with salmon. This balsamic glazed salmon recipe is quick, super easy to make and very tasty! When I first started making this recipe I used frozen fillets. Once i tried it using fresh salmon, I never bought frozen again. It makes a huge difference!
About five months ago, my family and I moved from the suburbs back to the city. One of the deciding factors was that the move would make home very close to work (about 3.6km to be exact), and the thought of running to the office instead of driving on the highway got me very excited. My old commute was on average about 30min with moderate traffic. I knew I wouldn’t be running to the office every day, but I’d be able to run my new commute in about 10min less than it used to take me to drive. Running to work… how awesome is that!
For years I’ve been doing all of my running in neutral-cushioned shoes, and for most of that time I’ve had some form of injury. Shin splints, runners knee, plantar fasciitis, you name it, I had it. I just assumed it was something I had to live with. That it was just part of the deal if I wanted to be a runner. After about 2 years of serious running, I decided that I was tired of being in pain after my runs and I was going to give minimalist shoes a try.