Today was rare. I got up around 8 AM and proceeded to watch TV for about 2 hours with my husband. We never watch early-morning TV! But, you see, we are addicted to real estate type programs... and some were on...
We both intended to run today. So I forced us up at 10 AM and out we went. I had to run 3 easy miles. The 5K is a week away! It was not that hot when I started... but man on man -- it quickly heated up. I was thankful that the 5K starts at 7:30 AM. We ran in our neighborhood. It was a good choice because it is mostly shaded and I do not feel the need to carry my cel phone when running here. I figure if anything happened to me, I'd be feet away from someone's house! We ran in opposite directions. He did about 1.25 miles. I struggled to do 3. It gets redundant running in various loops. I did it in *gulp* 37:43. I was doing great at first, but then during mile 3 I let myself dilly-dally. Oh well. It is done!
After all that we got ready and headed to my local running store extraordinaire: The Easy Runner. I noticed a few days ago that my Brooks were really, really run down. I am a heal striker extraordinaire. I won't post a photo of the shoes; I'd probably get shot! The good 'ole shoes (which carried me across the marathon finish line!) had 320 miles on them. They are past due for retirement. So, at the store I was again evaluated. I left the store with the same shoes! Just new. See photo. Brooks Adrenaline GTS 7. The other contender was a keen looking pair of Asics.
More errands were run after that. I am just thankful to be home this weekend!