I went for a short run today in the fancy new shoes that I got recently.
"Fancy new shoes:" Asics Gel Flux
Ok. I'll admit it, these shoes are nothing special. I was really hoping for something with a bit more flair. Like these beauties:
But the salesman at Running Fit convinced me to buy shoes based on comfort and the right fit instead of style. Rude.
It's taking me a while to get used to these new shoes because I am used to wearing a piece of junk pair with zero support. Slowly but surely I am finding these more and more comfortable.
My run today was just 2 miles since tomorrow is Sweaty Sunday. I love how even though I can run 8 miles (you know...sometimes), a two miler still makes me sweaty and yucky and tired and happy. I am trying to work on my speed because I have felt pretty disappointed by my pace recently so I did a bit of interval training. Probably not the way you are supposed to do interval training, but oh well. Basically, it took me about the same amount of time to do 2 miles with run/walking intervals as it normally does at my distance pace, which I was completely ok with.
I would have preferred to run around the park this morning, but I didn't have time. Oh well. I actually don't mind running around my apartment complex because there are slight slight hills, but nothing too treacherous. Also, there are some pretty things to see:
I adore weeping willows and we have quite a few in the complex
I find this little bridge is cute. Fairly unnecessary, but cute.
There are usually a million and a half geese wandering about the complex, pooping everyone and hissing at me as I run past. I tried to find them this morning to show you how many there are in my complex, but I failed. Seriously?! Doesn't it figure that the one time that I try to find them, they are MIA. But there are a billion. Take my word. And normally they are lovely and I don't mind them. But mating season makes them cranky. I had one chase after me a couple months ago because it thought I was too close to it's babies. For the record, I was nowhere near them because even though the babies are completely and utterly adorable, the parents kind of terrify me. Ok.
Well. I am off to Frankenmuth. We're staying at the Bavarian Inn, which has an indoor waterpark and an arcade. I am going to try to force Jo to do karaoke with me. I don't expect to have much success. It should be a wonderful day!
What's your favorite place to run?