Take 1 and Take 2.
Both are included because of Molly Waffles lurking in the background.
Check out that downward dog.
But I got to the gym with over 10 minutes to spare before the class started only to find it was full. I thought I'd be ok because last week the same class was only 2/3 full. I incorrectly assumed the beginning-of-semester hype had worn off.
I was disheartened.
I wear different shoes for running than I do for spinning, so I did not want to stick around at the gym to play on the treadmill. And it was nice out, so if I as going to run it would be outside, not at the gym. I drove home and saved up all my leg energy for Friday morning when I planned to get in a run before work.
Then because I was dressed in workout clothes for nothing, I took the above two thumbs-up pictures after I got home. Tricky, I know.
Friday morning I was proud of myself for waking up shortly after 6:30 am to slowly begin getting ready for an hour-ish long run. I laid everything out the night before and yet somehow it took me 20 minutes to leave. I think I did hit snooze once though. And I may still have been half asleep while trying to put my contacts in.
I ran 5 miles at an average pace of 10:45. It started off at a comfortable pace, and when I emerged from the park my pace quickened by about :40/mile. It wasn't quite the 6 I had hoped to get in, but I'll take it. It's the longest I have run since the trail half on the 25th.
After work, Dan and I pumped up our bike tires after neglecting them for the past month. We went for a quick almost-4 mile bike ride to make sure our bike muscles still worked. It's supposed to be beautiful this weekend so I'm hoping we can go for a longer bike ride.
Now for an important question. I'm going to buy another pair of running shoes soon.
I really liked my Asics GT 2150s that I wore this spring and summer. I put 400 miles on them. They have held up really well! Over the summer I bought the slightly less supportive and slightly lower heeled Asics 1160. There's nothing wrong with them, they've been an ok pair of shoes, and I ran my Philly half in them. I don't think I ever reviewed them though. They have about 200ish miles on them right now, so I will still wear them, but I wanted to get a more cushioned pair for my upcoming longer runs.
I'm 99% decided on returning to the next version of the 2150: the 2160. I know color is not the most important factor in a running shoe. But since I know this style works for me, I'm going to worry about color. My last few pairs have been white + blue or white + pink which is kind of boring.
Check these out!
Grey + yellow is one of my favorite color combinations. Unfortunately that's only for the trail shoe. And while I run in parks, it's not the bulk of my running and my November half will be on roads. So I guess I just wanted to give Asics some credit for a nice grey + yellow shoe.
The two colors I liked better on the road version are above. Neither really matches my existing running "wardrobe" so that's not a consideration.
Which color combo do you prefer:
Grey + Green/Yellow --Or-- Grey + Light Blue + Orange?
What are your weekend plans?