It's out with the old and in with the new! My old pair of Saucony Progrid Stabil CS brought me two half marathon PRs, a 10K PR and most recently a 5K PR. Now I'm counting on the new pair to bring me a marathon PR.
The new shoes came in last week but I didn't want to wear them for the first time during either my 5K race or my 25K run, so I laced them up for the first time yesterday. I'm pleased to report that they feel great. The old ones still have some life in them (despite appearances) so I'll be rotating both pairs for a little while.
Virtual Bake Sale
Lil Runner is hosting a virtual bake sale on July 20th to raise money for Cancer research. Click here to find out more and get involved.
I will be contributing a custom-made batch of my famous power bars, so you won't want to miss that!
(Big thanks to Marci for posting about the event. You must check out her delicious caramel apricot pecan tart, which will also be available in the bake sale.)
I was tagged by both Unathletic Runner and She Wears a Red Sox Cap to list seven of my personality traits. Here goes:
I'm a bit of a neat-freak. I have a habit of putting things away before hubby is finished using them. I've been known to wash and put away a dishes while he's still cooking and the next thing I know, he's asking 'What did you do with the spatula?' I also hate clutter.
I'm organized. Everything has a place and should be in its place (see: neat freak). From my desk at work to our walk-in closet to the hard-drive on my computer, I know exactly where everything is and I can find it in a snap.
I'm dependable. If I say I'm going to do something, I'll do it. If I have to be somewhere, I'll be there - on time. I very rarely cancel plans or appointments and generally don't have to be reminded.
I'm sensitive. My feelings are hurt easily and I am the first person to cry during a book, movie, TV show and sometimes even a commercial.
I'm independent. Before this year, I probably would not have used this word to describe myself. Hubby spent seven weeks on the other wise of the world for work earlier this year. While he has not had to go overseas again, he has since spent several weeks in Montreal (usually just a week at a time), leaving me home alone. For someone who has never lived alone, I think I've handled it well.
I'm driven. I think this goes without saying for many of us runners. We set out to achieve something and (almost) nothing ca get in our way.
That was harder than I thought. And now I call upon these seven bloggers to share seven of their own traits:
Run to Finish
Common Objects and Everyday Events
Shut Up and Run!
Just Running For Fun