Wednesday, June 19, 2013

New Sneaks plus a Short Race

Hey there!

It been a while!  Life got busy in the beginning of the week and then our Wifi stopped working so I took a break from blogging.  Here are some updates from my week =)

My husband surprised me last week with these fantastic New Balance (with Vibram soles) sneaks!  He picks out the best sneakers.  I bought my first pair of minimalist sneakers (below) over two years ago and I have worn them out.  Time to throw them into the sneakers-for-mowing the lawn pile!

But look at these new minimalist sneakers!  I'm in love with the colors.  I love minimalists for walking the dogs and these ones are crazy comfortable.  I haven't done much running in minimalists as I generally like a little more padding on my feet when running, but I think I'm going to give these a try for some shorter runs.  Something about feeling the ground beneath me a little bit more while running is fun at times.

I highly recommend these sneaks if you're in the market!  My husband told me he ordered them off if you're into online sneaker shopping.  Now that I know what size/kind of sneaker works for me, I order all my sneakers off the internet.  It's so exciting having them show up at your door step!

Ok, my other news is that I ran a 3.5 mile race on Tuesday night.  It was the Corporate Challenge in my area and 7,600 people participated which I think is definitely the largest race I've participated in.  I didn't have any expectations going into it because running at 6:30pm at night is generally not my thing and I wasn't sure how I would be feeling after a day of work, but...

Finish in 26:42
Pace 7:38 min/Mile

I rocked it!  For me anyways I ran really fast.  It was an interesting feeling knowing that in 3.5 miles it would be over because I'm used to doing races a bit longer.  My time was much faster than I have run in the past so I was really happy.  It motivated me to start having thoughts like "how much faster could I go if I really really really gave it my all?"

Oh, one other thing.  Check out this new lip balm that arrived in my Vegan Cuts Snack Box.  Glorious.

I hope you are having a great week! 

Tell me:

Do you like minimalist sneakers?
Do you find you race much faster in shorter races?


  1. Ill take 10 of those lip balms please! Great job on your race :)

  2. Nice job on your race! Peanut butter lip balm? How do you keep yourself from eating it, that sounds amazing.

  3. I used to run in some nike minimalist kicks but I got horrible shin splints. Perhaps the technology is better now. Maybe my form as even improved so they might work better. I do want to try them out.

    I usually do the corperate challenge every year but I opted out this year. There is such a competitive atmosphere at my work. last year I did it in 27:29 which is actually slower than my 5K PR at the END of a triathlon. I'm just not good at going from 0-60 if you know what I mean.

  4. PB lip balm?!? AND its vegan? Now that is totally awesome :).

  5. Oh I SO need to find a new pair of kicks like yesterday!! Those are super cute, but most of the time I can't do a minimalist shoe because I need a whole lot of ankle support.

  6. I have gotta get my hands on some of that pb lip balm!!

  7. I LOVE minimalist sneakers! I just got a pair of sacony kinvaras about a month ago or so, and I'm obsessed. I love yours! Those are some awesome kicks :)