Yesterday I went to my first Run Like a Girl event at the local Road Runner Sport store here. It was hot but I had a blast.
I knew that we were only going to get a 3 mile run in with the girls at night and i wanted to get a little more mileage in. I work up early to run it was already 80 by 6am I ran a nice easy 3 miles with a few stretch breaks at a nice slow pace.
In the evening I headed to the run. Last time I went to a run I ran to the store and home, but since it was so hot I decided to driver over.
New Balance was at the store allowing the runners to try out a pair of their shoes during the run. I tried the New Balance Fresh Foam 980.
I have to say they were not my favorite. They were very different from the shoes I normally run in. I like the idea of getting to try out a pair of shoes for a reasonable length of time without any pressure to buy.
The run it’s self was fun we started out very slow sticking together as a group and then we slowly spread out a little and me and 2 other women sped up a little. It was still a slow pace for me but I was OK with it because of the heat. One of them women I was running with runs her own running club called black girls run. It was great to run with her. She was wearing the same pairs of shoes as I was so we were talking about them as we ran.
Back at the store there were a couple of massage therapists on staff to give the sweaty runners a massage when we got back. They also had towels that were one ice. They felt amazing. I have never taken advantage of a post race run because I feel bad being all sweaty and gross, but I went for it yesterday because everyone was sweaty and gross.
After a quick massage I picked up some goodies. A sweat band, an awesome towel ( I love the saying), another water bottle (Ben can have this one) and some more gel. This time I got strawberry kiwi gel. I had chocolate last time, while it tasted OK I tough fruit flavor would be better during a hot run.
I also won a 3 pack of socks of my choice. I picked a cute blue black and gray pair. The coloring reminds me of winter. They are very cushioned and they are different then all the other socks I own so I am excited to try them out.
Dinner was home made pizza for me and a calzone for Ben. I loaded my pizza with spinach and zucchini and added a some cheese on top to hold it in place.
What brand of running shoes do you wear? Have you tried any other brands?
How do you handle running in the heat?
Post run massages yay or nay?
So you like a lot of sauce or a little sauce on your pizza?
- the more sauce the better in my opinion