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Glorious

Morning run over the Twins to Stanley in high heat but low-ish humidity. Fab fab fab.


 

Great conditions too for testing my new Mountain Hardwear Fluid Race Vest (HK$699, Gigasports) which I bought using some vouchers I’d won at the King of the Hills Sham Tseng race a few months ago. This is my second fluid race vest – I also have the first version, bought in end 2012 and still in great shape and being used very often.

The latest version however is much improved: more pockets and bigger, more functional ones too. The old pack had just one bottle holder at the chest strap – there are now two and much deeper pockets too. Gone are the useless smaller-than-credit-card-sized pockets (one zippered, one open); there are now one small velcro pocket and one zippered pocket of about half-credit-card size – good for keys, trail mix, and other little jangly dangly things.

The main compartment is now zippered and has a smaller zippered pocket too – good for mobile phone, cards, money, etc. I hate using hydration bladders but the bag is bladder-ready if that’s your thing, with many options for routing the tube to your preference.

The fit is still great as ever: like a second skin, it moves with you and being super lightweight, you hardly feel it’s there. It’s super breathable, which is fantastic for days like today – your don’t feel like your back is overheating. I got it in size S/M and have the straps cinched to the tightest.

Perfect for short sprints, the vest is also suitable even for races up to 100km with mandatory gear. I used the vest for the Vibram HK100 in 2013 – it was excellent. Awesome pack. Affordable. Highly recommend it.

Sunnyday

Breakfast with my bub
A long, hard 2h trail run up and down the Peak
Morning church service
Brunch at Aberdeen Street Social
A stroll at PMQ
Still half a day to go
Amazing how productive a Sunday can be with a little one!

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Blink and miss it

Love Rapha but hate paying for shipping (and waiting for delivery)? Check this out. See you there, all you bike lovers!

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All I want for Christmas…

…this year are things that little M can start using when she turns six months (just a couple of days before Christmas)! Okay, I really mean I get to use them for/with her. A Beaba Babycook Duo for when she starts weaning, and the BOB Revolution Pro jogging stroller for when she’s sturdy enough to come running with mama!

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It’s a nice change to actually have a practical gift(s) in mind rather than cracking my head each year wondering what to buy with our annual family xmas party gift budget!

Swooshed

After many years of asking (begging) dad for Nike running shoes, he finally bought me my first pair at age 14. Today, little M, at 36 weeks gestation, was given her first pair of Nike kicks. Lucky lucky girl!

My first Nike shoes: Air Windrunner team USA edition for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics…

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Little M’s first Nikes:

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