Have you ever had grand training plans for the weekend, but then something happened to screw them up? Well, that happened to me this weekend. I had all these grand ideas about training, and then I started feeling sick with a cold on Saturday morning. Of course, I didn’t notice this until I was 3 miles into my 8 mile run out in -13 degree windchill weather. I turned around and ended up with a good 6 miles.
I missed my triathlon kickoff party. I missed my other workouts that I was supposed to do over the weekend. Sunday, I barely got off the couch. It helped a lot. I just slept a lot and hydrated.
When I woke up today, I felt a lot better and decided to make up some missed workouts. I took it easy though. I don’t want to get really sick due to my own stubborn stupidity. It happens. I’m listening to my body more this year, and I think it is paying off.
For instance, when I started getting shin splints a couple of weeks ago from running, I knew it was time for new shoes. I finally got them in the mail!
For trail running/regular road running, I purchased the Asics Gel Enduro-6.
It got great reviews on Zappos.com, and it was last year’s model so it was 40% off. Sweet!! Plus, it has pink shoelaces. And really, that is what makes a great running shoe, right?
Anyway, I just ran my 6 miler on Saturday in these, and I pretty much hurt all over since I was sick. I’m hoping to not be hurting the next time I run in them so I can give you guys an unbiased/”unsick” review.
For racing and speedwork days, I purchased the Saucony Grid Fastwitch 5. This shoe was not on sale, unfortunately, but that is fine.
They are bright, obnoxious, and I love them! I ran in them today on the tready just to break them in a little, and they felt great. They hugged my feet, and that is hard to do considering I have really narrow feet.
I’m not a one brand type of shoe girl (unless I get a sponsorship!). I like trying new shoes out. I do love the Brooks Adrenaline though, and often when I don’t know which shoe to pick or don’t have the time to do the shoe research (which happens every time I buy shoes), I will go with a Brooks shoe.
I also received this swim cap last week from Donna at Beating Limitations. She is just sending them out to people out of the goodness of her heart and to raise awareness for Charcot Marie Tooth Disease. Please check out her site or become her friend on Twitter to see what you can do, and maybe she’ll send you a cap!
I got some swimming done in it today, and I love the cap! It stayed in place. I got a few weird looks since I was swimming with a cap that said “Twitter #Swim,” but oh well! Thanks, Donna!
After several failed attempts at taking a pic of myself in this cap, I had to ask a poor woman putting on her make-up at the gym to take this pic. Not the best, but I’ll take it.
I don’t mean to totally change the subject, but have you started thinking about your garden yet?? Hometown Seeds contacted me to let me know about a special deal for Geek Turned Athlete readers. You get $5 off a $25 order on their site by entering in spring 2011 for a coupon code through March 15, 2011. 20% off sounds good to me!
Are there any running shoes that you are just crazy about?
Do you swim on a regular basis?
Have you started your garden yet or at least started thinking about what you are going to grow? I can’t wait for the snow to melt away!!!