Tuesday, June 25, 2013

What To Wear Running?

Something as a new runner I have found very difficult is what to wear! How do I make sure I am warm not cold but can still run comfortably? The long distances are the hardest.

First struggle I came across was running socks I found my feet to blister, hurt, and thought there was no real answer. Lets just say there was countless hours on Google trying to find an answer. I played soccer for many years and still play in an armature adult league sometimes. I never had an issue with soccer socks or my shoes. So why was it in my new running shoes and old shoes could I not run longer than 30min. without getting a painful blister on my tootsies?

This amount of socks is crazy right?
Trust me I have tried many MANY socks and most of them get demoted to light workout at the gym socks. I found a pair that I finally like call Wright Socks . Now like most people everybody has their favorites but I am so happy I found these. I have been to the local REI several times to find them and they are always out of my size. (too lazy to order online). I wish I could count how many times I have been into a running store, sports store, or online shopping and somebody always says these are the best socks ever! I always get so excited to get home and go for a run just to be let down. Sure some pairs have the comfy fluffy soft cushion and cute colors but they end up being disappointing.
The latest adventure as the weather has gotten hotter here in Atlanta is finding shorts that you can run in for a long time without feeling miserable!
I had a practice Peachtree Run on Saturday morning with Big Peach Running and tested out my new running skirt I bought at Under Armour but still was not ideal. Guess I will always have to run with capris and be hot.... :(
UA Girls Run Faster
What is the best thing to run in the heat with? Favorite workout outfit? 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

New PR and Memorial Day Weekend

Another race in the books whooohooooo! This was an exciting race because this was the first 5K for a friend of mine and she is running in the Peachtree with me in July too! It was 3 couples that all came out early early on a Sunday morning. 7:30am with LOTS of rain makes for a late race start and uncomfortable wet running clothing. Let me say this I am a fair weather runner and going on a run with a tremendous downpour was not my #1 pick for a Sunday but I sucked it up.

Race results were a new PR at 29:25 and I placed 3rd in my age group! I was pretty surprised that I was able to get a new PR considering the conditions and for the first time I did not have any music. So proud of my friend Amber who rocked her first 5k and even beat her own personal goal.

Awards Photos…who doesn’t need a beer mug?

After the race my friends and I celebrated my quarter life crisis (QLC) with a beer and good company. I have had a difficult time this year with this birthday in particular. Never ever thought about getting older until this year... I think my problem is setting unrealistic goals for myself on where I thought I would be right now and what I would have accomplished in my twenties. Needless to say a weekend away with the boy at the parents house and a delicious birthday dinner would put me in the right mood.
The parents live close to the ocean and have access to lots of boats so Saturday morning of Memorial Day Weekend was boat day! It was so relaxing and really brought back the peace I was looking for the past month.
The amount of tremendous food that you can eat in Charleston, SC is out of this world. I ate and drank more than I would like to admit but ready to detox and take it easy this month. Three cheers for only having workouts planed, no traveling, and relaxing. Here is to summer and training for the next run!