Happy belated Thanksgiving! The past week has been really nice and relaxing, and it seems like Jeremy and I mostly watched movies (Jeremy had never seen Love Actually so obviously we had to watch it ) and ate popcorn and drank hot chocolate. Prettay nice. I usually try to exercise on Thanksgiving so I don’t feel completely horrible after a few days of binge eating, but this year I really upped the ante. I had two really hard bootcamp classes on Monday and Tuesday, then ran five miles Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. During Wednesday and Thursday’s runs, my knees and hips began aching a bit and it dawned on me that I needed new shoes. I’m not to the point (yet) where I have a ton of different running shoes, and it always surprises me when I wear out a pair pretty fast. I went to the local running store here (Santa Barbara Running) and had the guy working there help me choose a new pair. I really want to wear Brooks or Mizunos, but whenever I get analyzed by running store employees, they always recommend something different. I ended up going with the newer version of my old shoe, the Asics GT-2000 2. I wore them on Friday and Saturday, and I seriously felt like a completely different runner. I really must have overdone it with my other pair. I also went down half a size per the guy’s recommendation, and that seemed to really help feeling like I was in control and could go faster than usual.
Eventually I’d love to have a few different pairs of shoes to wear depending on what kind of run I have on the schedule. On Thursday, I panicked for a minute when I realized that I had forgotten one of the silicone pieces on my Yurbuds and had to run without music, which I never do. It turned out MUCH better than expected though, and it was actually really nice.
A few pictures from the last week: