Yesterday I went for a run for National Running Day at Greenlake with about a hundred other people. It was sponsored by Brooks Running, Road Runner Sports and Rock and Roll Race Series. We ran the lake and had a prize drawing, as well as a photo booth. Didn't get to take a picture with the crazy gear they brought!
Brooks was also there with Glycerin 11's for people to "test run". You signed out a pair of shoes and got to run with them around the lake! Pretty cool concept to have the ability to test out how a shoe will perform on a run longer than down the block (distance you usually get at shoe stores). I wanted to try a pair of the Glycerin 11's (especially that awesome blue color, I die!) but they were all out of my shoe size so I couldn't take them for a run. I wear a VERY common size it seems, 9.5, Brooks shoes are almost always out of my size when I go shopping.
The run itself was...well, brutal. You know those days where your body just fights with you every step of the way and every stride is torture? Yeah, that was me yesterday. I fought for every single step of those three miles and while I was cursing (under my breath) the whole way, I felt good afterwards for not giving up and giving in to walking the lake. I stuck with it and ran the whole way. I just hope my next runs are better than this one! Get the bad ones out of the way, right?
So today is Thursday right? Time to share a "jam" for the week and maybe add another tune to your playlists. This "jam" has been out for a while, but I still dance and move to this song when it comes on the radio or my headphones when running. I try to sing along, but my breathy version just doesn't do it justice. She's a Brit and considered controversial in some aspects, but regardless, she can deliver some good beats! Today's "jam" is:
This song is just fun to run to and to dance to as well. The beat is great and keeps you uptempo the whole song through. I like to have this on my playlist to help me out when I need some umph in my stride. Hope you enjoy and Happy Thursday!
Now it's your turn: Have you ever had those runs where you are fighting for every step? Do you finish the run, or give in?