Thursday, March 7, 2013

A Few of My Favorite Things

I have a few things that I am addicted to while running.

  • I love Raw Threads.  I can't even tell you how many items I have by them.  I think its 2 skirts and 12ish shirts?  They're just too cute! 
  • When I'm running, I have to have a Sweaty Band in my hair.  They're adorable and keep my frizziness away!
  • On my feet, I have to be wearing Brooks running shoes.  These are so comfy!
  • And I love my Beecause Charms.  I have 5 (and need to get a 6th to make it even!)  I have a Gator one, a Cinderella carriage one, a princess running shoe one, the words "live, love, laugh", and a picture of my puppy, Bella.

A few random facts:

  • I prefer running in skirts.  Back when we signed up for our first 5k, the Princess one, Cori wasn't thrilled that I wanted her to wear a tiara.  But she did it.  And she found a running skirt that she loved but I just didn't understand the idea of wearing a skirt while running.  But since we wanted to dress alike and she was wearing a tiara for me, I wore a skirt for her.  And loved it!  Not only is it cute but its functional!
  • On my long runs, I always have to drink chocolate Zico water before the race, take a gel about 45 mins in, Gu Peach Tea Chomps about 1:30 in and finish with a Stinger Waffle at about 2:15.
  • I've had 2 injuries.  Back when I first started running, I got shin splints.  But I rested, got fitted for real running shoes (my love for Brooks started) and they went away.  Then this past fall, I ran 16 miles and hurt my knee.  It never went away and was pretty severe so I saw a doctor and went to physical therapy.  They thought I had ITBand syndrome but I disagreed with them (I could roll my ITBand all day and it never hurt) and finally they figured out that I had Fibular Head Tendonitis.  Since then, no knee pain!  But I've learned to ice, stretch, wear calf compression sleeves, and foam roll!
  • I used to say that I wouldn't run if a bear was chasing me, much less run a 5k.  Then it turned into that I had no interested in running a Half. Then no interest in running a Full.  And now, well that Full doesn't seem so terrible!
  • I love getting new outfits for races.  And I'm one of the people who do what they say not to:  I don't try out my new outfit before a race.  So far, I haven't had any issues.  Let's hope that doesn't come back to bite me!

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