Last Friday was my 23rd birthday. 23 is a pretty weird age because there’s nothing particularly new and exciting about it so just just get presents for surviving another year in the real world. I suppose that’s a good enough reason for presents.
I obviously put a ton of running stuff on my wish list because I’m addicted to new workout clothes and almost all of my money at any given time goes towards running gear and groceries. Here’s are two of my favorite new things:
Brooks Pure Cadence
I’ve been running in the Brooks Ravenna 5′s for the past few months and although they haven’t been problematic, I still found myself longing for the glorious days of the Pure Cadence. I bought a pair of them in December and literally ran them into the ground but for some reason decided I needed a change of pace?
Anyway, I was excited to get back to these and my runs have already been a bit faster and more joyful now that we’ve got the band back together (the band being my feet and these shoes).
The weather is getting pretty steamy here in southern California and I always feel like I don’t have enough running shorts. I asked for a pair of the Nike Rival Printed Shorts and let me tell you, they are an amazing pair of running shorts. They are a bit out of the price range that I would spend on myself but I thought I’d throw it on the birthday wish list and see what happens. They feel like soft lovely air. I’ve had them for a week and I try to save them for longerruns when I can enjoy them for a while because I’m crazy.
I am also a huge fan of the classic Nike Tempo Shorts, they’re a great standard option and there is almost always a color on sale making them pretty affordable.
I also snagged a few gift cards to Road Runner and I think I might buy another pair of shoes to rotate with. I can’t decide on a second pair of Pure Cadences or the Saucony Fastwitch (because I’m a fast-ish witch and also they were comfortable).
This isn’t a running thing but my birthday fell on national donut day so you best believe I ate some (several) donuts from my favorite spot in Burbank.
Saturday: If you can’t tell from the donut and fireball photo above, Saturday morning was not particularly easy for me but I managed a nice 3.5 mile “get your head on straight” run in the evening.
Sunday: solid 3 mile run and an ab workout in the park
Monday: Hit the gym for a legs/ arm circuit and 30 minutes on the elliptical
Tuesday: 5.4 mile run with fartleks- I felt realllly solid after this one even though I was definitely not in the mood prior to heading out the door.
Wednesday: 4 mile pub run as per usual
Thursday: 4.5 mile run, felt a bit heavy
What was your best workout this week?
What is your new favorite piece of workout gear? (what should I buy with the gift cards??)