This morning I ran the first ever Asbury Park Santa 5k Run. It was a sweltering 25 degrees outside, and you know how much I just love cold weather. I don’t mind it if I’m running, but I despise it otherwise. Give me 70 degrees every day of the year. Why do I live in New Jersey again? I hear San Diego is nice, they’ve even got a nice zoo.
I hadn’t heard of the race before about 2-3 weeks ago. So go me for saying, “Heck yeah I’ll run a race in the cold in a Santa suit in a few weeks.” I usually like to plan out my races further in advance, because I believe I’m a real runner who needs to train for these things.
Who am I kidding? Ha. Real. Runner. I didn’t even hydrate before hand, so take that preparation. I was thirsty on the run…
Hmm… It’s been a rough week… month… year?
I’ve been toying with the idea of posting daily again, as it’s been difficult to create quality content on a regular basis and I’ve felt pretty choked up when it comes to writing. With over 10-15 draft posts sitting, waiting to be shared I feel nervous every time I click “publish.” I remember the days fondly when I posted on a daily basis and just let whatever happened… happen. It was interesting, and I felt more connected with you. I could just be “me” without any other super high hopes.
I’m back into the swing of things and just in time to get ahead of my half marathon training plan.
This weekend I introduced a new pair of Altra Torin 2.5 running shoes to my lineup.
I previously ran in Brooks PureFlow 2s for the past four years. I owned two pairs that I rotated. I know, a bit old and worn out.
Last fall, I purchased the Brooks Glycerin 13 post-partum. They were great coming back after pregnancy, but now they are a bit too cumbersome and clunky for my desires. I always feel pushed to get cushioned shoes after pregnancy, as I always end up far too bulky and uncomfortable as I add running back in.
This fall, I looked at the Brooks line and tried many a pair I returned to Zappos. They were all far more narrow than previous versions. I was highly disappointed and with this new longer distance plan I needed to find at least one new pair soon.
So, I started a search for a different zero-drop cushioned shoe. Continue reading…