I’m so excited! I won Becca’s giveaway to the Mezamashii project with Mizuno!! I confess, I am Brooks loyal. Mainly because I am too cheap to buy different brands of running shoes if I know one is working. I must say, brilliant Mizuno, brilliant. Whatever marketing person came up with this idea is genius. I have seen this all over twitter and the blogger world. Much cheaper advertising than ads in magazines I assume. And it’s “real” word of mouth.
Now the questions is, what shoes should I get?? I run in Brooks Defyance. They are basically the neutral version of the oh so popular Brooks Adrenalines (which I used to wear too). I figured I would ask yall what you like before calling the Mizuno number to order mine. I can’t wait to try out a new brand (and shoe) and see how it works. The last time I test ran in Mizunos I thought they were heavy-but that was over a year ago and I have NO CLUE which shoe I was in…so. Let me know what you think.
Over the weekend…
I ran 1o miles before work on Friday morning. 6 miles with my friend Ryan and 4 on my own. Same story-pain the first 4 miles, pain free after I get loosened up. I ran on Friday because I was getting a massage that evening and was scared he would say don’t run Saturday. I’m glad I did, because he did end up saying to take it easy.
So I attempted a run before my New To Me Cross Training for July class on Saturday. 1.5 miles at 2pm. I don’t really recommend it. I had someone drive me back home after the class (I ran to the gym). My legs were exhausted and it was hotter than hell outside.
Today I went back to the chiropractor and he says after todays adjustment I am back on track. I need another massage and to continue to stretch my calf out 8 times a day. Yes, you read that correctly. 8 times a day. But I can still run. I really look forward to the day I can have a pain free run again. Hopefully soon.
P and I cooked the fish I caught the other weekend last night. It was amazing. If you like trout, this Cooking Light recipe is awesome. And it looks all fancy. I promise it wasn’t that hard. I think the sauce would be really good on chicken too.
This also arrived in the mail this weekend. Thanks Team Sparkle for a friends and family discount. Free leg sleeves! Now to find a race to wear my new outfit…
I leave for St. Louis tomorrow morning for a work trip. AGAIN. I am hoping to actually take the time to start the Ab Challenge (oops) and get in a few runs while I am there.
Tuesday: 6-8 mile morning run
Wednesday: 3-4 mile run/abs
Thursday: 3-4 mile run/abs
Friday: 3-4 mile run/cross train/abs/rest. really not sure.
Saturday: 10-12 mile run
Sunday: rest or pilates/yoga
How was your weekend? Do you run in Mizuno’s? Do you purchase things from your favorite running companies just because they are having a good deal?