After finishing up our exploration of Whitby, we made the 4.5 hour drive to North Wales, stopping briefly to explore the beautiful town of York. Having enjoyed a wonderful welcome to Wales by way of Betws-y-coed, I was now looking forward to a glorious afternoon spent discovering the city of Chester- famous for good shopping among a many other thing.
Before heading out however, I decided to stretch my legs and sneak out for a run, leaving the baby in capable hands while I escaped for a breath of fresh air. Given how much I love exploring a new town on foot, I thought this would be the perfect time to see whatever was attached to the steeple I could see from the road on the way in.
Whether you’re an amateur runner looking to get fit, an average Joe trying to shed a few pounds, or a passionate competitor jumping from one race to the next, there’s nothing like crossing a finish line to get the blood flowing and feel in control. Whether you’re walking, jogging, running or sprinting your way down the home stretch, the process of entering, training and completing a race is a sure fire way to up the motivation, change your lifestyle, and feel great about yourself.
As I sit at Starbucks, sipping on a “skinny” Cinnamon Dolce Latte and a mini-vanilla bean scone, I find myself thinking about how many kilometres it will take for me to run this off tomorrow. Some might call it obsessive, I call it aware. Thanks to Starbuck’s online nutrition guide, I am very aware of the fact that, after consuming my latte which I now know costs me 100 calories, and my mini-scone which will cost me another 140 calories, I will have to hit the treadmill for 45 minutes, at least.