Thursday, September 22, 2011

Three thing Thursday – It’s all about running...


1.New shoes!!! Yea! I went to a new running store that of course, put me through their whole process of analyzing my gait, fitting me for insoles (which I didn’t buy), giving me socks to use for trying on and selling me on their $20 VIP program. All in all I thought they did an ok job although I thought that they should have one person take you through the whole process and then they should pay a little more attention to you. They guy who brought me shoes thought that he could handle 4 people at once. Not so much. I did take an especially long time trying to decide between the Saucony that I have been wearing and the Asics which felt really good too. In the end I decided to give the Asics a try. With the VIP Program (that I did purchase) you get 90 days to wear them and decide if you like them. So if they don’t work I will go back and get the others. They were both purty ..... :) What kind of shoes do you like?

2. Kick Start meeting this week. Very inspiring to see that all of the women were still participating and doing great! We started out with a 3 mile run/walk. They fed us and then it was time for inspiration! Nicole DeBoom (Ironman champion and Skirt Chaser founder) talked to us a little as well as Isabel the coach/leader of this group but mostly it was us, the motivators and the racers. Fun to hear how well they all have been doing. Some have had to adjust plans but all in all everyone was feeling so confidant and empowered. It was during this meeting, while talking about what would come after that one of the racers behind me said with a laugh “you mean we have to keep doing this?” I turned around to her and said “no you GET to keep doing this!” Skirt Sports gave all of the racers new outfits to wear. As motivators we also got tech shirts. And we all got really cool bags. Not sure if they are giving out the bags to all of the Skirt Chaser (the 5k we will all be running on the 1st) participants or if it was just for the Kick Start group. Another really cool thing that happened was many of the motivators belong to a women’s running group called Colorado Columbines and to help keep everyone running they gave us all a free 1 years membership. So I'm excited to check that out all though many of their runs are not real close to me.

3.No biking*, no swimming it’s all running right now... I have been getting some strength training in, and my son is chomping at the bit to “train” me again. I really really want to get out on my bike this weekend. I’m missing riding something terrible! Things just seem to have been busy and then when I have had the time there was some other issue stopping me, sometimes just laziness. The swimming...well I just don’t see a lot of that happening until they open my pool again. And truth be told it’s pretty much my pattern to stop swimming for a few months, I would prefer it not be though....I know then don’t let it be right?

Edited to say I WENT FOR A RIDE! It was so beautiful on my way home tonight I just couldn't stand it. I was actually suppose to run but decided I would ride instead...just means I'll have to run 3 days in a row. :)

10 comments:

Jill said...

1) Minimalist, low heel-drop shoes are what I need for my PF!!!!!

2) You are such an awesome Skir Chaster coach, I am so impressed at all you are doing...no wonder they didn't pick me, I'd have gone to one meeting and then no more :). Very excited about your race!

3) It's ok to take a little down time after all the freaking events you did this summer. It's called rest and it's recharging your batteries so you'll be ready to race again in the spring. Just maintain some level of fitness, and fit in the things you like the most. Gotta get in some bike time, pretty soon it's gonna be too stupid cold. Whaaaa!

Hope you get in a nice ride this weekend! Unless, of course, you want to venture out to the Bear Creek Chase... :)
xo

Matthew Smith said...

Them new shoes there look purty nice! I hope they make every step a great experience.

Heather @ The World Through My Eyes said...

I just got a new pair of running shoes that I'm sure you've seen on my blog :) Brooks Adrenaline GTS. Purple and turquoise is always AWESOME!

Diana said...

Biking is the best right now here, there's no better way to enjoy the fall colors than from my saddle!

Aimee said...

Yay for new shoes! It's always fun to get new ones!

Congrats again on the skirt chaser coaching! I just think it's so awesome!! Hopefully I'll be able to do the Skirt Chaser 5k, but I'm not sure yet!

She said I need a goal said...

I wanna join your group, how exciting is this!!

Jealous that you got out on a ride. It's all rain rain rain here for the next week. yucky!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

If your talking about Road Runners VIP program, if you sign up online its only $1.99 instead of $20 in the store

Al's CL Reviews said...

Pretty shoes!

Terzah said...

Hey woman! Glad you got a ride in!

I've been wearing Asics but have the wandering eye, so I went downtown and tried on some Newtons. They felt awesome walking....Hard to justify the price tag, though....We'll see what I do after some time to think about it.

Thanks for the update on the Skirt Chaser coaching. I'd love to do that sometime. I tried to convince my husband to do the race with me, but he's still worried about his Achilles. :^(

T said...

which running shop? the hubby and i love boulder running company (dtc location) and if we have shoe issues within the first week or so of running in our new shoes, we just take them back in, no problem. did the same thing with a watch. never had to pay for a vip program ...