I'll post the write ups to our last day in Napa and then the Disney Family Museum starting tomorrow, but so much running stuff to update y'all with.
First, I bought new running shoes Memorial Day. I've mentioned here before that I was angry at Asics for taking my tried and true 21xx series and ruining them with the first iteration of the GT 2000s. I've worn Altras, Newtons and Brooks, and only the Brooks Adrenaline 14s felt like a good fit. I ordered the 15s back in February to get the incredibly hot pink color, but there were small features that never felt right. Enter me researching Asics and reading good reviews about the 3rd iteration of the GT 2000s. I bought a pair and have retired the 15s as my every day, wet weather/muddy weather shoe.
Second, I ran 6/2, the day before national running day, without any real goal in mind. My right leg had been tight since getting back from vacation, and I was taking it easy with the new shoes. I did only one other run, 2 miles, but I felt so good on 6/2 that I pushed past 2 miles, all the way to 3.1. 3.1! I hadn't done the distance since 2013, as part of my Eugene Half. Pain free too, and I almost felt like I was in the zone. Does it make since that I want to hug my Halloween playlist since that's what I decided to listen to?
Third, I came across Run the Edge's virtual challenges, and I want to do the one in September, if I can keep hitting 5k consistently. I haven't decided if I want to add a medal or shirt, but the medal looks great, and the virtual run itself is only $6. Why not? There's also a core work challenge from their fitness coach, so not only would it be a run, I can work towards other stuff too.
Fourth, what a crazy national running day. Did any of y'all read the ProPublica article about doping allegations against Alberto Salazar? I hadn't heard any of the rumors swirling around, but apparently they've been swirling around for years. The documentary Panorama put together, Catch Me If You Can, is available on their Youtube channel, and it's very interesting. It's certainly gotten WADA's attention, from what I've read of the reaction.
I come back from vacation and look what happens!
Tuesdays on the Run with April, Patty, and Erika.