REI Tech Shortsleeve Tee
Craft Active Tri Top
Brooks Run Skort
Nike Gym Long Top (A possibility for the marathon)
Nike New Strength Top
Danskin Criss Cross Tank
Nike Skinny Training Tank
Nike Long Running Tank
Nike Long Everyday Running Tank
Saucony Run Lux Tank (love this, wish it came in more colors)
Nike Printed Open Back Tank (love this too!)
Nike Long Sleeve Just Do It Tee
Nike Short Sleeve Training Top
Nike Vneck Short Sleeve Training Top (love it, especially the band at the bottom)
Asics Short Sleeve Kara Running Top
Fila Heritage Cap Sleeve Tank
Nike Celebrate The Sport Tee
Nike Pro Layering Tee
Nike Athlete Tank
Nike Refined Border Tank
Nike Skinny Straps Tank
Nike Reflective Baselayer
Nike Must Have Tank
Nike Essential Tank
Nike Low Rise Workout Short (love)
Brooks Vibe Shorts
Reebok Split Shorts
Reebok Seamless Skort (SO ADORABLE! must restrain myself)
Brooks Power Top Sports Bra
Nike Sports Bra (lots of cute colors)
Nike Dri-Fit Striped Tank
Nike Volmeros (super good price and lots of sizes)
Reebok Premier Split Running Shorts
Russell Velocity Short Sleeve Tee
New Balance Short Sleeve Tee
Nike Sphere Shirt
MountainSmith Hydration Waistpack
Nathan Reflective Waist Sash
Nathan Reflective Vest
Nathan Sidekick Accessory Pouch
Last night I did another 'speed' workout and I kicked it's BUTT. I got in 8 miles with a 2 mile warm up, then 2 miles @ 7:49, 1 mile @ 7:59, 1 mile @ 7:57 last one slower at 8:14 and 1 mile cool down. The first four miles were great, and I didn't realize I had the wind at my back, the way home was kind of rough because the wind was IN MY FACE and it was FIERCE. I felt very TIRED after this workout. It was good to get in those quick miles though. I know it seems like I'm fast, but it was A LOT of work to keep myself going at that pace. It's not like I can usually just crank those miles out quickly.
Another reason why I ran so fast last night is that I have an 8 mile loop by my house and it goes through some sketchy areas. Though I personally do not live in a sketchy area, I have to run through some sketchy areas. No one likes me running at night and I don't blame them, I am a somewhat small framed, uncoordinated runner, not a fighter. I think if someone tried to take me down, I would kick and punch but they wouldn't have too much of a fight. This means I have to get my run in before it's dark so that I don't get in a fight, get carted away to some unknown place, and that I'm home before dark so I'm safe. This means a hard workout, especially since yesterday there was a ton of traffic on my way home so I got home even later than I planned.
I took a new gu last night that I got to test out and I can't wait to tell you guys about it, not only was it tasty, but I didn't have the sudden urge to go to the bathroom out on my run, and I felt great my entire run. Best part is that it doesn't have caffeine, so I wasn't wired and cracked out on Gus till 3 am. The run was good, I was SWEATY and dirty but here are some things I noticed on my run:
- I saw the underwear man AGAIN. Same outfit. Same sweat. It freaks me out
- I think I want to try rollerblading.
- I haven't sweat like that in a long time.
- I love my new Nike Top, and I realized my twin aron has the same one and ran in it this past weekend. We are so alike it's crazy.
- The sunset was gorgeous, but it was because of the fires. Wha-wha.
- I live in an area infested by parrots, parrots can make some scary callings in the night, and when they fly in their herd it's even scarier.
- Smells REALLY do bother me a lot on my run and I smelled fish, sewer smells, and boat gas last night. Gagging occurred. But this is what leads me to the topic of dead birds
Have any of you had the opportunity to run in an area where there are dead rotting birds? I only know this smell because we had to run under overpasses in high school and there were pigeons nesting, procreating and seemingly dying under the underpasses. I remember that smell because I think it honestly haunts me. Last night I was running back home on a different street than I normally do, which is so unlike me, I am a creature of habit, and I smelled it. The rotting bird smell. I seriously almost threw up for the last mile. I tried to plug my nose. I tried to breath through my mouth but you know when a smell is so strong that you taste it. Well dead rotting pigeons and parrot birds don't taste good. It was revolting. With all this information, I decided I won't take that route anymore.
I feel like I'm finally coming back into the game though. I feel healthy and strong and my running is improving a lot. I am really looking forward to this weekend and my 20 miler surprisingly. I can't wait to talk about running more with you guys. I was thinking about it a lot on my run last night and I think it's a mindset and an appreciation. Wow I sound like a cult leader. All hail the chic runner cult.
Tomorrow is photo Friday and I'm going to jump on the Kellys Korner bandwagon of showing pictures of my house room by room every Friday. Well since I live in a super small home it won't be a long post and I probably won't post every week since I have a total of 3 rooms, but I tomorrow I will share about the running group that I'm going to meet up with and run with tonight. I'm excited and nervous. New runners are scary! :)