And I have no idea why I decided to do this Sun-Fri, rather than in the normal order…
**First off– I need everyone’s secrets and “tools-of-the-trade” for the best/fastest way to dry out your running shoes when they are so wet that you might as well have jumped in a lake with them on. How do you dry them out???
I turned down the trail run (due to pending storms) and took off from my place. I figured I would totally out-smart the weather and everything would be dandy. Well, 3 miles into my 10.5 mile run, it starts pouring.
I immediately did what every runner would do. I threw off my shirt, wrapped it around my iPhone arm-band to keep it dry, and continued on my merry way.
As it rained harder and harder and visibility was called into question, I briefly asked God if he was trying to tell me to turn around and head home. But I figured he would have sent lightening bolts and thunder if that was the case. Sorry if I totally miss-read that one God!!
First run back from my two days off!! I went on a wonderful leg-loosening 9.5 mile run. It felt so so great to be out there. I was very sore from Thursday and Friday which consisted of lots of lunges and squats and hip strengthening… but I knew that the best way that I have always combated soreness is to stretch out those legs on a run!
My “New” came off my “New Balance”…
I bought new shoes!!!! They are a fast racing flat!! Can’t wait to do some speed/tempo/fartleks in these babies!! I got the RC 1400’s.
The title and topic of October’s Runners World was pretty much written with me in mind. Thank you Runner’s World! I appreciate it!
Whenever I am in need of a great, exhausting, muscle burning, cardio workout, I head over to Blonde Ponytail! Jess is wonderful and so incredible knowledgeable with workouts and the body. I have yet to find a workout she has posted that I didn’t like… and trust me, I have done a lot of hers!
My favorite was my Friday morning HIIT —
**my dumbbells were “curved” and not the “cornered off” kind, so I did plain old killer Burpees instead of risking rolling around all over the floor for the Plank Rows! I used 20# and 30# weights. It was a great sweaty gross morning!!
I was invited by my Masters Program to a Distinguished Alumni Dinner with past graduates who are Big F-ing deals in the world today. We are talking CEO’s, Presidents of companies, founders of blah blah blah, State Department Officials, National Security people, Executives of whatever… It was awesome to talk to them!!
I went shopping all day trying to find something business-y yet stylish. I kind of succeeded. Let me also mention how much I HATE shopping. I felt so so awful trying on clothes and being in front of the 360 degree mirror.
Anyways… I was running late and had to jump in the car, and throw off my heals so I could drive. It ain’t easy driving stick shift in heels people!!
Well… now that we are all caught up with my life! Sorry for boring you all and I am impressed if you made it this far 🙂 No judgements if you didn’t.
What is the best way to dry out my shoes?!?!
Anyone else drive stick shift and barefoot??
Did you celebrate National Coffee Day yesterday??
–better believe I did!