Hello Readers – Hello Bloggers – Hello Runners and Yogis!
How does this fine day find you? I hope you are well! Remember to drink some fresh juice and take a series of long breathes! It can do a world of good for your psyche and you blood!
How am I? Alright. I have this wonderful new season to make discoveries about myself and the world!
Races are WERE coming along fine….
I registred for a race, showed up on the wrong day and still ran the course. I have no idea why I thought the March Mardi Gras Madness was on Sunday when it was on Saturday.
Ugh! Santa Clarita/Valencia is about 45 minutes away from home! I was a bit pissed! A REAL BUMMER! I still ran the course and clocked it in as a day of running rather than a day of racing. The only regret about this is…I looked forward to this race ALL YEAR! It was my fastest 5k time last year! UGH! So now I have to wait until NEXT year to see my performance on THAT course! Which breaks me into a PR time ramble
I have an issue when I hear people say they hit a PR.
My opinion —> You can really only have a PR per race/course.
For example: If you have been running races that are hilly and clocking in @ let’s say 30 minutes…
You run another race and you clock in at 27 minutes. Some may say this is their PR since it is the fastest time. But what if the race was a flat straight course or you were able to take advantage of a downhill. Then you really don’t have a PR, you just have a faster time based on the course.
However the next year you run the initial 30 minute race again and you do it in 22 minutes. Well then you have a PR for THAT SPECIFIC RACE. Right?
Back to races…
I also forfeited running the “Grunion Run” this year. While I did and do enjoy races at the beach, I just could not see driving an hour or more to Dana Point this year. My taste tester has been on a bit of a roller coaster ride regarding his health, I stayed home with him and we had great meals, laughs and a surprising but restful time change this year.
I took a MUCH NEEDED day off from the shop on Monday!
After running some errands and attempting to figure out what move I needed to make about my digital camera at our local BEST BUY, I ended up with no camera and some new running shoes!
I was about to purchase the Lunar Eclipse Model by Nike, when my taste tester appeared with some pretty light (weight wise) and VERY Happening (color wise) shoes called the Saucouny Kinvara 2′s. He also had a pair of the Shadow Gensis in his hand and told me to try them on.
Now prior I had been VERY skeptical about Saucony as a brand. I had a pair about 10+ years back and absolutly them. Since then I haven’t even looked in the direction of a Saucony display. My mind changed on Monday.
Saucony Kinvara 2
These shoes are some nice light and comfortable shoes. They feel like I can run right out the door! No fussing with breaking them in, etc! They feel fast!
The next pair of shoes I bought are called..
Saucony – Shadow Genesis
Although these are not the shoes I purchase re: COLOR, this is the style. I chose these specificaly for hill work. i am feeling the need to do hill work. I notice that there are always hills in a race. Granted some more than others. Anyway, as I was saying I notice that most people slow down in a race when the hills arise…so that seems the moment to take it to the next level in the race and come in strong! I feel that I need to take my running a bit more seriously. Even if it means I need to wake up earlier. (Cringe)
I am sure if I was a an athelete and that is ALL I had to do I would be just fine. But the reality is that I am a runner on the side and small business owner by day. I am not complaining, just saying. Got to organize my schedule and life for what arises. Just be better. More mature! Adulthood comes with it’s own growing pains I think!
Latest Running Food…
The SUMO Tangerine!
This delectable treat had done wonders for me! Eating it makes me happy happy happy. It is so sweet and bright! ALL NATURAL and absolutely divine. These babies are only available until the end of March here in California! Enjoy them alone or in a Citurs and Avocado smoothie!
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Thanks for Reading!
SHOUT OUT TO DESIREE DAVILA! Desiree will be running the NYC Half Marathon this weekend! Send her WINNING ENERGY! This wonderful woman is prepping for her Olympic Debut in London this summer! Desiree if you ever read this – Remember: YOU ARE THE BOMB!
Races Coming Up: Santa Anita Derby Day 5k, CATS 10k @ Lake Balboa and hopefully 2 more are in my near future! Know of an LA based race? Let me know!