Could this skirt BE any cuter!?! (SkirtSports.com has tons of cute things!)
And it even has 2 pockets big enough for a key or two, ID, or money. Brilliant! This is size Large so it’s actually true to size & feels awesome. Makes me wanna’ go for a run!
I made a plan to tackle this 10K run coming up. I’m determined to not let it beat me! Knowing that I needed to feel more prepared for it, I was thinking ahead to how hot it will be then. Mid September in the OBX is really, really humid. Last year it was around 90 degrees at the finish and very humid. And that was just for the sprint distance, so add on a chunk of time to the finish line & it will be crazy hot.
I decided I needed to get one of those hydration belts, or something similar. With the shorter distances I haven’t really been concerned about needing fuel, but for the longer one & the heat I need to consider how all of that will work. The belts seemed really clunky & just in the way. So the person at the store recommended this little thing.
I was definitely skeptical. Do I really want to hold this thing through the run? Do I need it? Is it really worth the money? $30 seems a little excessive for this little “toy” to go run. Right? WRONG! It was soooo worth it! This is 12oz and it’s insulated so it’ll keep the drink cold. It’s also the perfect size for a Nuun tablet. The spout is easy to use with your mouth, you don’t need your other hand to open/close it. It doesn’t spill. And the hold on it is ergonomic. You can run with an open hand. It stays put. Maybe if I had this thing earlier I would have enjoyed it more! Probably not but I can think that. It’s made by Nathan.
So off I went! I did 4 miles with 1/3 of it running and 2/3 of it walking. I need to shift that ratio in the other direction eventually, but at least I’m working towards the distance. My goal is 6-7 miles by the beginning of September. It’s the most excited I’ve ever been about running so it’s nice to feel the potential. Moving forward is always good. Another 4 on the schedule for tomorrow. Woohoo!
NEVER STOP. EVER.
I AM VELOCITY
Got my goods for the winter and my 2017 Team #Velocity shirt!! So glad I stumbled into this very cool, inspiring, supportive, and motivating team. First…my ’17 green #TriMafia team shirt with all of our names on the back, super cool! and of course there’s Frank – my running coach.
And then I just haaaaad to get a few things! I didn’t have any “winter” gear from Velocity, so a girl’s gotta’ do what a girl’s gotta’ do…place an order! That purple/pink pullover is made from material that’s heavenly – I’ve never felt something like that before. What IS that fabric?? It’s amazing! Highly recommend their stuff. Their service is phenomenal too, so if it’s not the right fit or if there’s an issue they are super great to work with to fix it. (www.iamvelocity.com)
Since I got Frank I’ve walked (and run some) probably 25-30 miles or so. I didn’t realize I had given him a job as running coach until this past week. Sorry Frank, your job is not just to be snuggly anymore. Your job is to teach me how to love running!
After a forced break from most real activity over the past few weeks, it was SO nice getting this package yesterday & feeling excited & motivated to get it together for 2017. It’s coming fast! Get ready!