Are you a shoe snob?

 

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Am I the only runner that doesn’t have shoe brand loyalty? I went through a Nike Free phase. People thought I was crazy to run marathons in Nike Frees, but they worked for me. I bought men’s because the women’s shoes were too narrow for me. I think I got sick of wearing manly looking shoes, so I switched to Asics. They were OK, but felt a little heavy and clunky. Lately I’ve been wearing Mizunos, but they feel a bit too narrow. Maybe I just need to admit I have wide feet and order wider shoes online. I won a pair of light Skechers back in September and have been using them for track workouts and races. Maybe I’ll test out their other models. If they’re good enough for Meb and Goucher, they’ve got to be good for me, right? I am rambling and this is dumb.

Other running related stuff on my instagram feed. One of the many reasons I love Desi Linden. She’s a beer snob who loves to run. I’ll be cheering for her at the Olympic Trails next week. I can’t wait!Screen Shot 2016-02-04 at 3.32.52 PM.png

I like blogging weekly. It’s my Sunday routine. I write for me. I like the idea of having a journal of my running journey to look back at. I don’t have aspirations of being a famous running blogger. I think having to do sponsored posts would be pretty awful. Posing with random products, pretending they’re revolutionary. Not my thing. Anyways, I skipped last Sunday. We were on our way back from Oklahoma. There’s been a lot going on in Brent’s family. Last week he lost his Aunt to liver cancer and his Grandmother to a stroke. Brent, being the incredible person he is spent time with both of them in their last days, then flew back to Oklahoma and Texas for both funerals. Now we’re on our way to DC for the Teach For America Summit. Brent is on his 8th flight of the year. We’re excited to spend time with TFAers and the family.

Weekly mileage is steadily increasing. My favorite workout this week was 10 miles with 3 x 10 minutes at tempo pace. I ran a 7:20 average for the whole run, and my tempo average was 6:35. I was a little annoyed I couldn’t get it down to 6:30, but the beach was super windy. After my run Brent and I went to The Tripel for a much needed date night. We sampled some new menu items. Black Rice Paella, Carbonara and the Kale Salad.

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And in school news, several of our scholars are scoring at a 2nd grade level…IN KINDERGARTEN! Our teachers are amazing. We had a celebratory lunch for them.

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And last, I hate asking for money, but I have to ask for donations for Ellen and my City of Hope Fund.

Screen Shot 2016-02-04 at 3.50.00 PM.pngEspecially considering having just lost Aunt Donna to cancer, it is a cause that is very important to Brent and I. Click here to donate. Thank you 🙂

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