Saturday, March 23, 2013

Carry On and Brooks Pure Connect 2

I am totally obsessed with the song Carry On by Fun.  I even downloaded it from iTunes, which I rarely do.  I think it is going to be an awesome song to finish races to.  It's very uplifting.

If you haven't heard it yet, check it out.

I got my new running shoes today.  I have been stalking FedEx with my tracking number all week.  They came at about 9 this morning!  I was so excited, because that meant I could wear them on my run today.  I mean, what could be a better idea than wearing a new pair and style of shoes on a 7 mile run?  What could possibly go wrong?

New shoes from Brooks

I walked around in them a bit and they felt fine.  I really have never had trouble with new shoes as far as blisters or rubbing go, so I figured I'd be fine.  I left to meet Becky and as soon as we started running, the shoes felt WEIRD!  I had to make sure I was running on the inside of my foot.  The first couple of miles my calves and shins felt tight when we would stop.  Halfway through, we stopped and my knees were killing me!  I was like, "I'm an idiot! What am I supposed to do?"  But, it went away when we started running and I didn't have any more pain the rest of the run.  Overall, I really like the shoes and can't wait to use them again!  They are the Brooks Pure Connect 2.

View halfway through of Lake Michigan.
We took it easy on the run.  There was no reason to go fast and neither of us had really ran much during the week.  The wind was against us all but the last mile and a half.

Spring temperatures are just around the corner!  I can't wait!

I'm going to spend the rest of the day updating my workout playlist.  There are so many great new songs out!

What's your favorite song right now?