Again it took me all day to put on the running gear and head outside. No real reason, I wasn't busy with work, the rain seemed to holding off but there was no motivation. Finally moved away from the computer just before 5. It started raining just as I walked out the door, I turned around to head back in, and realized I just needed to go because there was no way I was getting my butt to the gym for a treadmill run. Luckily the rain ended maybe 1/2 mile into the warm-up. Overcast and great running weather for the rest of my run until I crossed the invisible line into my neighborhood. The sun was shining/setting to my left and above me a light rain started. No problem less than a mile to go. The rain became heavy in an instant and next thing I know little white pellets are nailing me...What the What*?!? I was still about .5 mile from the tunnel or any cover. Ultimately it passed quickly and was all nice and sunny by the time I ran out of the underpass.
Easy 6 on the schedule today but I went crazy and ran 7.25 miles at a very comfortable pace :) My new shoes were the motivating factor.
I have been wearing Asic Kayano's for a 2 years now and love them - especially the 15's. For some reason I thought I might be wearing the wrong shoe. I guess b/c I just picked them based on how they felt, never went and did the whole running store fitting and there was no real solid reason behind my choice. So Sunday I headed over to my local Fleet Feet to find other options. Apparently I had been wearing a good shoe for my foot! What are the odds?!? Regardless I tried some other option and settled on the Brooks Trance which are very similar to the Kayano's. Today I may be having buyer's remorse. Maybe we just need to get used to each other? Maybe I just miss my other babies? I'm not giving up and I didn't break up with the Kayano's permanently. I will be rotating my first shoe love in with the Trance and see how it goes after a few more runs.
*courtesy of Liz Lemon (Tina Fey's character on 30 Rock). My new favorite line now used in heavy rotation in everyday conversation.