Tuesday, July 29, 2014

New Kicks

Happy Tuesday!

(Hello, comfs)

I found an amazing deal (to the tune of $70 off) on these Brooks PureCadance 2's this past weekend. I'd been coming to terms with the fact that my trusty Mizuno Wave Creation 13's weren't going to last me through another season of training and upcoming race. The moment I put these bad boys on I knew I was bringing them home. They're incredibly comfortable, and fit snugly but not tightly around my entire foot, along with good arch support. I was a little nervous leaving for this morning's 5K run. The toe box of the Wave Creation's is super roomy and made of a breathable/meshy material, while these new sneaks seemed a bit more "constructed" and like they wouldn't move around as much.

The second I took off, I knew I didn't have to worry about a thing. These are so comfortable. I never thought I lacked support in the Wave Creations, but it made such a difference in actually running. I'm going to wear the Brooks for my shorter week-day runs for a while and slowly transition away from the Mizunos on my long runs, just to make sure the Brooks are broken in. Three cheers for running shoe deals.

The run itself felt good. In case you were wondering, 5:45 a.m. in late July in Arizona is a leetle too late to take off for a run, even a shortie like this morning's. I want to start getting in at least one outside run a week, since a treadmill with a personal fan blowing cool air directly on my face isn't exactly like out running in nature. My first two miles felt great, clocking in at 10:12 and 10:11, respectively. (I can hear people laughing at this being a "faster" time, but lay off. Fast FOR ME!) I had to stop and re-tie a shoe at the turnaround, and then when I was running back the rising sun was directly in my face. Being blinded + higher temps = 10:48 3rd mile. I clocked the whole 3.1 miles at 32:10. As soon as I clicked the "Pause" button on my Garmin, I saw the black triangle of death, signaling that all the run's data was lost. NOOOOOOOOOO! I'm not sure why my Garmin has been acting up lately, but it makes me a little Hulk-Smash-Angry. I've researched how to do a hard reset on it and just need to bite the bullet and try that out. I could also use MapMyRun to live track my runs, but their mileage always seemed a little wonky. (Adding about .15 more miles than the actual distance.)

At any rate, a successful Tuesday morning! Does anyone have recommendations on women's running sunglasses that 1) don't look like they're circa Top Gun with sweet mirrored lenses and 2) don't cost as much as a baby on the black market?


  1. Check out http://www8.garmin.com/products/webupdater/howtoinstall.jsp to see if your watch needs a software update.
    New kicks are always awesome!
    I got some Nike Tailwinds (sunglasses) at Costco, I don't know if you have a membership. Apparently they're unisex but not really feminine looking. Anyway, they're usually around $100 but I got them for like $40. I got the 11's but here are the 12's. http://www.rockbottomgolf.com/nike-tailwind12-unisex-sunglasses.html
    I warned you, they're not very feminine. I really like them for running though.

  2. Smitty's wearing girl's sunglasses! With the website "rock bottom GOLF" it seems like someone you know could get you some specs cheap. I love the grape colored shoes. Reminds me of the children's book "Pete The Cat and His New Shoes." You caused me to take a walk today....whew!