Hello!! Anyone still out there??!
I know it's been awhile, but the family has had a rough week. Sadly, we lost someone very important to us this past week. So things have been quite busy.
In any case, I've still managed to get my training runs in. This morning I woke up to 17 degrees here in C-town. I just can't catch a break. It's 20-30 degrees during the week, and then in the teens on the weekends. Sheesh. So, I ate breakfast and, like any sane human being, kept putting off my run. I finally forced myself to man up and just do it. I ended up finishing in 1:14:39 (9:19 average!!). Woot woot!! I wish I could show you a picture, but in an effort to keep this blog PG, I'll spare you. When I got in the shower after my run, my skin was so RED and BLOTCHY. Kind of like when you've been out sled riding for too long? I think I stood in the shower for 20 minutes just trying to warm up (shhhh.....don't tell J I was in there that long wasting the water)!! If you look closely, you can see the sock lines on my legs in this picture:
Yesterday was also an exciting day in that I got new running shoes! My last pair of Nikes gave me blisters during my half marathon, and Friday our puppy, Diddy, got ahold of one of them, pulled out the in sole, and chewed away. So, sadly, I had no choice. :) Here were the options:
In my heart, I really wanted the Pearl Izumi's (first pic) to be the best just because they look cool, but I ended up with the Saucony's (last pic). They are freakin fantastic - SO SOFT!! If you're ever in the Cleveland area, check out Second Sole for your running needs. They are so personable and fit the shoes to your feet/needs. Thank you, Second Sole!
I have so much more to share with you, but I think I'll save the rest for another post. But I'll leave you with this:
That's right, people, I teach 'em young! :)
Happy SuperBowl Sunday!!