This morning we had the option of running a 5K or walking a mile sponsored by New Balance. It was a chance to try out our new shoes so I decided to just go for it and run the damn thing.
I haven’t run since the dreaded Turkey Trot in which I was near tears around mile 2.5, but I figured I could just walk if my knee acted up.
Don’t be fooled by the action shot provided by Caitlin as it makes me look much faster and happier than I was. I was in all kinds of pain but I had no idea where I was so I had to keep going to avoid getting lost.
But I made it and it was great and I’m glad I did it. I do miss running a lot but I just can’t put my body through it. I’m going to try and get some time with the New Balance team and see if they can give me some advice on what I’m doing wrong as far as stride, gear, etc. But for now, I am a yoga-only kind of girl and I’m just fine with that.
Our post-run breakfast was an oatmeal bar courtesy of Quaker.
I added dried cranberries, cinnamon, pecans, honey and banana.
Now we’re off to get more free things and learn stuff. PS – I’m wearing my “I Like to Say Things and Eat Stuff” shirt. Fitting.