Good evening fellow runners! How was everyone’s weekend? I had a great weekend, but I will wait until tomorrow to share that with you.
Despite being really tired, I was excited to get out for a run this morning before Liam got home. I finally bought new shoes yesterday and was excited to test them out. Since I’ve been barefoot running for the past few years, it was recommended I move into a minimalist shoe for a bit rather than just jumping right back into regular running shoes. I ended up buying two pairs of shoes, the New Balance Minimus and a pair of Reeboks. I took the New Balance’s out this morning, no distance in mind, and headed towards the river. I ended up being out for an hour, walking and running about 6km. My shoes started rubbing at about 3k. I don’t get it! They felt so good in the store! While I was taking a break from walking, a coworker passed me and I made the mistake of saying hi. He asked me why I was moving and told me to get my butt moving so I ended up running with him for a couple km. Once we parted ways, I walked the rest of the way home, eager to get my shoes off. I know they say running shoes don’t need to be ‘broke in’, but I’m really hoping these will stop rubbing eventually. I’m also mad because the Reeboks that I bought ended up being training shoes, not running shoes. Thanks sales person for letting me know that….So frustrating. So I guess sometime I will be going to exchange them for something else.
Some days running is very tough! Today was one of those days. I couldn’t get out of my head for today’s long run and had to take a lot of walking breaks. I’m definitely excited for my next run and hope it’ll be better! I’m four weeks away from my next half marathon!
I always run in Mizuno Wave Riders. They’re a neutral shoe which works for my high arch. I upgraded to the 17’s at Christmas and just got these beauties for an early birthday present (thank you Sportchek BOGO!!)
Ran 5k on the treadmill today. Felt great. I haven’t had a good run in 2 weeks and it felt good to finally enjoy a run.
I run in a pair of pink Adidas. I honestly don’t know what they are called. I bought them well before I started running and really didn’t put that much thought into them when I bought them, I just got them because they were cute and on clearance. They’ve worked awesome for me, and I’m kinda sad they are nearing their retirement soon.
Today was my longest planned training run for the Lethbridge half coming up. I’ll admit I was dreading the 19km run solo so when a friend texted me to join for 15km it made my day. The run flew by, we chatted and before I knew it 15km was done. After I did an additional 4km on my own and was back home by 10:30am. I also bought new shoes today! A couple months ago I made the mistake of buying a different shoe that felt great at the time but kill my feet now. I was putting off buying new shoes because of the cost ($160) but knew I needed them now, and having old or worn out runners is one of the biggest mistakes a runner can make. Check out my lovely new Mizunos, I’ll never cheat on them again 😉
I almost wimped out, but I’m so glad I didn’t! I did just over 5 km in 34:59- my goal was 5km in 35 minutes. I am so happy with that! Not bad after a night of far too much wine 😉