THREE MORE WORK DAYS UNTIL VACATION TIME!!! Can ya tell I’m excited?
I’ve been a little lax on working out this week prepping for the trip and also putting in some longer hours at work so I don’t eat up all of my vacation time. Oh and there’s that school thing too that takes up 5 hours after work two nights a week…minor details though 😉
Friday night T and I went to a local neighborhood that is well-lit and has a nice asphalt path and did 3 miles—and finally got back under a 9 minute/mile pace. I we did that short run to break in some new running shoes I had purchased a couple of weeks ago after oohing and awing over them for a couple of months. Be prepared to witness the ridiculousness of how these shoes look:
T tells me how silly they look every time I wear/mention/think about them haha, and they definitely aren’t my signature “bright-colored shoes”, BUT here’s the kicker—your feet will thank you because you feel like you are running on clouds. I know, the barefoot shoe is all the rage now, but some runners need a little cushion (ahem, like myself). It has a minimal heel to toe drop, so while it looks like a mega-monster shoe, it is in fact, a minimalist shoe. I replaced my Salomon Trail runners with these after a longer trail run in the Salomons and got some nasty toe rubbing. Thank goodness for REI’s return policy. After I wear out my other Mizunos (I have 2 Wave Rider 15s–I stocked up after realizing the new 16s and I weren’t going to be friends, and 1 Wave Inspire to work through) I plan on changing over to the Hokas–Bondi Speed, I’m lookin’ at you in 2014. I have found my perfect running shoe.
This morning T and I went over to the Noland Trail for a planned 6-8 miler, but we ended up only doing 4 miles at a slow pace. Our legs weren’t feeling it but hey, at least we got out. I need to keep up with yoga, because after taking a week off from stretching my legs were lead. I also worked on my camera skills while running because I want to be able to take some sightseeing pictures while running next week in Seattle.
The next few days will be busy, I’m almost certain I won’t have time to blog until sometime in the Pacific Northwest.
Have a great week!