I’m happy to report that I’m taking this running thing pretty seriously.
No, I’m not going to bed early, I’m not waking up early for training runs, I’m not skipping out on parties in order to rest up. But Friday, I bought a pair of running shoes, even though they didn’t come in neon colors.
Ok, a little part of me died inside, when the best running shoes I tried were not the cutest. I swear I run faster in purple. But I decided if I really wanted to do this training-thing, I’d have to suck it up and go with it.
So I settled on these Brooks running shoes. I wanted something with more support than my Nike Frees (which I’ll still use for my living room circuit workouts) and after lots of awkward running around Roadrunner, having the sales people watch my run, the Brooks were the clear winner. I’ve been having a little bit of pain in my shins, and I wanted something that would prevent that.
I knocked out a 5 mile run on Friday after work, and I didn’t have any pain at all. So far so good!
I’ve been loving some new-to-me songs recently. Here’s what’s been blasting in my earbuds:
I’ve already blogged about how much I love Spotify, but it’s seriously transformed my workouts, since I always have a fresh playlist. (And yes, KEEP GOING is the title of this playlist. Trust me, it works.)