I’ve had my iPod for over a year. I bought it the day before the 2010 Chicago Marathon. I was so excited! It was small and cute!! It was by my side through numerous runs and races. It traveled with me when last year I traveled to Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, and Canada.
This wonderful piece of electronic stopped working on Sunday. It was with me during my 12 mile run. When I was done I put it in my jacket pocket and went to visit some friends because they invited me to their house for breakfast. I went and had such a great time with them. Afterwards I went home to shower and then to wash my stinky clothes. Yep, you guessed it. My iPod was in the pocket. I forgot to take it out. I did not realize it till Monday evening when I was getting my stuff ready for my runs this week. I looked everywhere for it and then realized it that I might have left in my jacket. I looked in the pocket and sure enough it was there. I tried to turn it on but no luck.
Right now it is in a container filled with rice. Is it too late and I should just get another one? I guess the bigger question is do I need one right now? I ran 5 miles today on the treadmill and it wasn’t too bad. I am doing 5 miles again tomorrow and think that I will be OK without it. I am doing 12 on Saturday and am not so sure about it. Regardless, I am getting a new one before the marathon next month.
Yep, this just made my day!!! Awesome shoes! So comfortable and worth every penny. Thanks Brooks!!!
I had heard great things about the Better Than Naked Shorts by North Face. I gave in, bought a pair, and wore then for a 3 miles run yesterday. Oh my goodness! I did not like them. I mean, they are comfortable, fit just about right, they dry fast, and don’t stink. However, they ride up. I have a problem with my big inner thighs and I was constantly pulling them down. Not sure if I want to give them another try or send them back? Any suggestions on shorts that don’t ride up?
I have decided to be a part of the Ragnar Relay Series. Yep 200 miles from Madison, WI to Chicago, IL. Have you done one? How did it go? Advice?
I am working on a list of 40 things to do before I turn 40 (November 20, 2012). Below is what is on my list so far. I will post list once it is finalized.
- Blackhawsks game
- Whale watching
- Taste 40 different beers/tequilas
- Bikram yoga
- Ballroom/pole dancing
- Relay race
- Camp out in front of store to buy “something” (Black Friday)
- Pick favorite actor/actress and watch all of their movies (movie marathon)
- Slumber party
- Drive-in movie
- Pottery class
- Visit a country/continent that I have not been to
- Go to the Grand Canyon
- Hike at Yosemite Mountains
- Do ultramarathon (50K)
- See U2 in concert
- Hot air balloon ride
- Take a CPR class
- Learn sign language
- Participate in the Chicago Polar Plunge
- Go on a helicopter ride
- Travel first class
- Visit the Four Corners Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado
- Learn to play poker
- Learn to play pool
- Watch every movie that has won an Academy Award Winners for Best Picture
- High Tea” at the Plaza Hotel in New York
- Get palms read/See a psychic/Get a tarot card reading
- Run a marathon in another state
- Participate in the Women’s Half Marathon
- Run 1,000 miles
I love Asics! My first pair of running shoes were Asics. I went to Fleet Feet on the advice of some friends. I tried on a few pairs and walked away with a pair of Asics Cumulus. Oh my! I remember them being very comfortable. I ran my first marathon in Asics Cumulus but made the mistake (will never happen again) of running with a new pair. Ugh!!!
Fast forward a few years later and I have also ran in Pulse, Cumulus, Landreth, Kayano (all from Asics), Brooks Adrenaline, and Mizuno (cannot remember which pair). I have had good and bad times with the shoes. Overall, throughout the years I have learned that Kayano are the ones for me. They fit me very well and are comfortable. Did I mention that I love them? I started wearing them this week so these should last me well past the Hartford Marathon in October.
What are your favorite running shoes?