Today’s run was a mix of old and new. And it was a great 4.6 mile run!
I brought my old running shoes back from the depths of the closet. These ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 13 are my all-time favorite running shoes. They no longer make them, so I have two old pairs that I keep on hand for days that I need a security blanket on my runs. These shoes were with me when I finished my first half marathon and when I PR’d at my 3rd half marathon. They are light as a feather, mold to my feet and fit like a glove. I could not believe how much lighter my old shoes felt. With my new shoes (also by Asics) I feel like I am clomping (NOTE: if this isn’t a word, it should be) around in clown shoes. When I got home I decided to weigh my old and new shoes – literally. My old shoes weigh 7.6 oz. each and the new 11.2 oz each. That works out to me carrying around about an extra 1/2 pound just because of my shoe choice!
First, a new Examiner.com Article A cook’s best friend: the Slow Cooker
Before my run I added a few new songs to my running playlist. Fresh songs are the best way for me to get pumped up for a run. My taste in music for exercise is quite a bit different than my taste for everyday listening. I look for songs with a good beat to keep me going but never really know how the song will affect my running until I am out on the road. Today I found a keeper – Sexy Bitch by David Guetta featuring Akon. Download it! The beat is amazing and the chorus chanting, “girl, you’s a sexy bitch” made my confidence skyrocket and I was booking it during the choruses.
I also ran a new route today and just let myself get half-lost in my neighborhood. The result was 4.6 perfect miles in 43 minutes!
Something Old, Something New