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Cute Shoes Make Everything Better

Friday, May 09, 2014

Got my new running shoes today.
Someone somewhere said that the brighter the shoes the faster the runner.
Being that my New Balances are Electric Blue, I need all the speed I can get!

Dave and I ran a new route tonight. We finally had a beautiful spring day and so we decided to get off the treadmill and take advantage of it.
We went to the park to tackle the naturally hilly terrain.
I was very intimidated by the hills, two pretty good sized ones, and the rest of the route was a gradual incline or decline with some rolling hills thrown in.

We did the first mile and I felt pretty good. It took me the first mile to figure out my comfort zone on the steep hills, and on the second mile I realized that I was really enjoying myself! My brain wasn't trying to talk me into slowing down, it was too busy making preparations for the next round of rolling hills.
I realized that when I ran my flat route, it was a constant mental battle to keep on. Could it be that I was too bored? I guess I needed more of a challenge, or is it that cute shoes make everything better?
The third mile was when my legs really started to burn, but that is the best time to push through. The last quarter mile was the steepest part and I dug in and sprinted up fast as I could.
My time was about 39 minutes, but my runners app flipped out on me during the second mile, so that is just an estimate.
I don't think my time is too bad, I got to debut my new shoes and tackle a new route.

Our first 5K in in 8 days, next week I'll try to get some sprints in and try to calm my mind.

Wish me luck!
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    Awesome! I love your post... sorry it took me almost a week to reply ...

    You look like you had FUN and that is the key to keep at it! You look great - nice stretch!
    I need new shoes too... but I will wait after the marathon, I don't want to get blisters! I miss running with my DH - way to go for being active together!

    Hope you had a great weekend ... sending sparky energy your way!!!
    2596 days ago
  • JOLIE_
    Love the blue!
    2598 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14575754
    Great pose there... and shoes too... emoticon
    2598 days ago
    That's awesome!!!! Great job!! emoticon emoticon
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    Shoes do help a lot, mine are hot pink! emoticon

    2598 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/10/2014 7:13:18 AM
    Great job
    2598 days ago
    Woo Hoo, Go Blue!
    Glad to hear the new shoes have given JuJu her MoJo!!!!
    Have a great week end!
    Love & Hugs,
    2598 days ago
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