Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Miles, Muscles, and Aardvarks

4.5 mile run today (w7d2 of HM training) with a pulled hamstring = not so much fun :(  The first mile was almost excrutiating (11:30). The 2nd mile was a little better (9:30), and by the 3rd mile I was feeling pretty good (8:45). I finished the 4.5 in 43:40 and then walked it out for a total of 5 miles. When I got back in, I changed clothes and then headed to one of the local running stores- Aardvark Sports. I only wanted to get one of those roller things for my muscle, but I'm like a kid in a candy store in those places. I finally got dragged out by my husband, $150 later! I figured I might as well get a new pair of Ghosts (Brooks Ghost 3) since I just hit 300 miles on mine, but instead I ended up with a pair of Nike Free.

 
Please ignore the Elmo PJs ;)

They feel really good on my feet but I don't know if I'll miss the pillowyness of my Ghosts so I'll probably still get another pair of those too. I also got another pair of Thorlos, which are the most amazing socks in the world (they should be for $15/pair!) and a Brooks beanie cap (just cuz it was cute and on sale).

And that's about it for today.

4 comments:

nwkate said...

Did you get a Stick????

I just got my Vibrams and LOVE LOVE LOVE them!

Laura (wonderwife!) said...

Hi Kate! I did get a stick and I love it! Which Vibrams did you get? I got a pair when they first came out but they are about a 1/2 size too small :( If all goes well with these Nikes I may try another pair of VFFs next.

Kelly said...

Love the new shoes !!! And love your blog! :)

Laura (wonderwife!) said...

Thanks Kelly!