Shoe, SuperFood and Chinese Food


First of all, help me on choosing a running shoe!

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Full Name: Nike Air Zoom Pegasus+ 25

  • Name “Best Buy” by Runner’s World magazine
  • Full-length Nike Rideliner footbed for comfort and cushioning underfoot
  • Women’s-specific crash pad for shock absorption and a smoother stride
  • Multiple types of rubber and a Waffle-pattern outsole for durability, traction and a smooth, sure-footed stride
  • Nike+ ready
  • Weight: 9.6 ounces (women’s size 8)
  • $85

Full Name: Nike Zoom Vomero+ 4

  • Full-length, soft and cushy midsole for responsive cushioning and durability
  • Heel and forefoot Nike Zoom units for lightweight, responsive cushioning
  • Largely open-mesh upper for breathability and comfort
  • Partial bootie for a plush, comfortable fit and feel
  • Women’s-specific Dynamic Fit windows and arch-fit strap for customized support
  • Women’s-specific sockliner for exceptional step-in feel and cushioning
  • Women’s-specific crash pad for shock absorption and a smooth transition
  • Deep, women’s-specific flex grooves for flexibility and a smooth, efficient stride
  • Multiple types of rubber and traction patterns for a smooth, sure-footed stride
  • Nike+ ready
  • Weight: 9.8 ounces (women’s size 8)
  • $130

Running seems to be my new hobbie and stress reliever. And I’m getting faster! πŸ˜€ Yesterday morning I run 8km, 38.40”, 7.47min/mile. πŸ˜€ So, to protect my knee, I need a new pair of shoes! πŸ˜‰ I love my new ipod with Nike+ that records distance and speed for me πŸ™‚ I know Maggie is having fun with it too!

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I received samples from Kopali Organics last week

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About the company:Β Our goal was to support organic family farmers and their communities by connecting them with the growing market of people who care about the quality of the food they eat, as well as the environmental and social conditions under which it is grown, produced and traded. And today we directly supports hundreds of sustainable farmers and their communities in nearly a dozen countries around the world. We are also well on our way to delighting, nourishing and inspiring millions as they become part of a healthier, more sustainable and more compassionate world.

Chocolate covered banana

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Perfect sweet fix! πŸ˜€

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I haven’t had chinese food for a while 😯 I don’t know what happened. But I missed it! πŸ™‚ So I made some for dinner last night

Stir-fry soy bean sprouts with chinese pickle

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stir-fry bok choy with black fungus, shitake mushroom and tofu

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porridge made with barley, lotus seeds, millet and oats

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Very satisfying! πŸ˜€ I need to have it more often!

Q1: If you’re a runner, how often do you run and how much?

Q2: If you’re a foodie, what’s the most satisfying meal you had lately?

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12 Comments

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12 responses to “Shoe, SuperFood and Chinese Food

  1. First of all, congrats on being in the news! I think that’s really exciting, and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with letting people know (sounds like word is getting around fast anyway). You’ve worked really hard on our research, and it’s your time to shine!

    I also have the ipod + Nike tool. Just make sure you calibrate it with a known distance. Mine was waaay off when I first started using it. A good place is a high school track. As for shoes, I’ve never been a huge Nike fan, so I’m afraid I’m not much help. They are pretty, though! I love Brooks shoes, especially the Adrenalines.

  2. I would go with the second one, since you are running so much now, you really need to protect your knees. I read in a fitness mag where they have recommendations for running shoes. I will dig it out for you πŸ˜€
    the porridge looks really yummy ! you put lotus roots power in it?

  3. My husband always tells me that investing in a good pair of shoes will be much cheaper than needing knee surgery later in life πŸ™‚ so I would go with whichever one will support your body the best!

  4. i didn’t get a chance to reply to your last post, but super congrats for being in so many newspapers/news sources! that’s surely a great accomplishment that you deserve. πŸ™‚

    as for shoes, maybe you could go to a running store and get your running style assessed. then you will know what kind of shoe you need specifically for your feet, and you can try some on for fit and feel. i’m not sure if you’ve tried them on, but i think it’s hard to know how they will work for you via the internet.

    i run 3-4 times a week, usually 4-6 miles at a time, when running for fun. however, i’m currently upping my mileage (did 8 miles this past weekend!) to train for my 10-mile race in less than 3 weeks. but i think i’ll be going back to 4-6 miles at a time after my race… long distances can really suck up your time! and in the summer, it might be too hot to run for that long too. and i have to say it… dang, you’re fast!!

  5. I always buy men’s shoes for running. They seem to offer more support!

    I haven’t run since my short jog last week, but I’ve definitely been walking. I love the iPod+pedometer πŸ™‚

  6. it’s hard to say which one.. u’ll know for sure when u have them on ur feet. but for me, i’d choose the first one. good luck! xo

  7. When it comes to running shoes I like New Balance. I find they have good support *for me*.

    Chocolate covered bananas sound very good!

  8. hmm that’s a tough call with the shoes. They seem really similar, but over $40 apart! I would look up reviews to see if the extra $45 is worth it. I bought a shoe that was on sale $38 but those Asics got 5 out of 5 from runner reviews all over the internet!! Make sure your read what individual people say my dear!

    I recently began a running plan about 7 weeks ago and I run 4 days a week, average about 20+ miles total. Some weeks less, some weeks more. The goal is to run a half-marathon in…another 4 weeks!! πŸ™‚

  9. I vote for Air Pegasus all the way–I’m on my 4th pair!

  10. I recommend trying both pairs of shoes on (if possible) and seeing what feels best…good luck! Chocolate covered banana sounds delish!

  11. I like BOTH the shoes, but I guess the second pair are my favorite. I just bought a new pair too, and they are New Balance. I use the website “Holabirdsports.com”, they sell shoes VERY cheap!! I would suggest check it out.

    I don’t run very often, but in the summer I try to run about once a week, or power walk about 4 times a week. I can’t wait to move because we will be living by a really big park with a nice running/walking path!!

    These snacks sound really great. It’s just a bummer I can’t eat them because fruit makes my stomach upset. It’s so sad 😦 I will miss many of my favorite summer fruits this year!!

  12. I’m not sure if you realize it but you’re fast!!!! Most likely a natural born runner! 

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