Last night I could barley keep my head up on the train home. The woman next to must have felt the same way because I’m pretty sure she was asleep.
Anyway, I really thought about skipping running group. I’m not training for anything and I haven’t been running very much anyway. But, I recalled that every other time I’ve felt exhausted after work a run perks me right back up.
This time was no exception. The New Balance rep was at the store and I tried out some New Balance 860s. In the past I never would have tried shoes because I’d be too worried about getting injured. However, now that I’m still kind of injured I figure why not?
Plus, running in the trial shoes gets you entry into raffles. I like raffles.
The shoes felt kind of like Brooks Adrenalines (which I used to wear) but with a wider toe-box. Actually they fit really nicely. Just not quite enough support for me. Sad.
Also sad? I forgot my Garmin!! Argh. I hate when I do that. So, I ran “naked”. Actually, I was running with a few people who were wearing Garmins so I had a general idea of how fast we were going. Somewhere between 9:00 and 10:00 minutes miles, I believe.
Actually, my run felt really strong. I was pushing it but I didn’t feel too out of breath. Nothing hurt and I could have easily kept going. I guess I didn’t lose as much fitness as I thought! Or, perhaps, it was because the weather got colder again and I was a tad bit underdressed.
My leg feels pretty good today, too. It doesn’t love sitting at my desk for long periods of time so I just went for a walk (read: shopping) at lunch.
The other awesome thing about last night’s run? Remember that raffle I mentioned? I won something!
An adorable pink and purple new balance tech shirt! And it’s a women’s extra small so it should actually fit! I’m more excited about winning this than I would have been about winning a pair of shoes. Looking forward to breaking it in soon.