|New shoes next to my newly retired ones!|
I picked some cool running shades when I was there, too! I've been wanting to get running sunglasses for a while. All of the sun's UV rays aren't just dangerous for your skin, but also your eyes. I spend so many hours in the sunshine running, and when it's super hot I don't like wearing hats. So, I'm excited to try out my new, cool sunglasses!! Oh, and these sunglasses are also good for anti-aging purposes...need to do what I can to reduce the prominence of those crow's feet!
|Cooooooooool new shades!|
I also picked up some gels, and (dare I admit) body glide. No matter how much weight I lose while training (I was 110lbs for most of 2010 and I'm 5'5"), I still chafe! Gross, I know, but thank God for body glide. I put it on my arms and legs every time before I run and it works like a charm! It's awesome, so if you don't have it, get it!! And if you don't chafe, consider yourself VERY lucky!!
I'm always sad to retire an old pair of shoes. They've been there with me through it all...every speed training session, easy run, beautiful long run, bad day, and each step of the marathon. I'm too emotional, lol, and I recognize this. But, my running shoes mean a whole lot to me. :-D
Although I'm not a fan of trying anything new race day, I will be breaking in my new kicks tomorrow at the Chardon 5K! The forecast for the race is low 70s and rain. Not too terrible, but not fantastic either. I read an article in Running Times that recommends consuming lots of electrolytes a few days before racing on a hot day. So, I made sure to drink a gatorade today and I hope that helps!! Fingers crossed for some sunshine so I can rock the new shades, too! :-D