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Adidas AdiZero Adios

2 Sep

My very speedy friend Christine suggested that I switch from my Nike LunaRacers to these Adios… so of course we planned a shopping date at Often Running so I could get them 🙂 After I made my purchase and she picked up a new pair of compression shorts, I also made my first trip to Coffee Hound. Love it!! I will be back there again for more coffee 🙂 While having some amazing coffee, we also decided that we must have sushi and drinks later with the boys (see what shopping leads to….). Anyway – back to the shoes – My first run in these bad boys was the 5k in Peoria a day later. I had no troubles getting used to them and absolutely loved every minute of running in them!!! I’ll post some pics of them shortly…. 🙂 Thanks to my bestie Christine for suggesting that I try them!!


Danvers Days 5K

23 Aug

The morning of this race started off pretty chilly and I was actually rethinking wearing a sports bra. After I registered, I met up with Rob, Christine, and Chris and we set out for a 2 mile warm up. We also found some monkeys on the way 🙂 It warmed up quickly… by the start of the race I was sweating and happy that I had decided to wear no shirt! My goal for this race was to never let me pace get above 8:00 per mile, which I achieved. I actually felt really good for most of this race and didn’t start hurting until about 2.5 miles in so I just kept telling myself I didn’t have much further to go and a PR would feel awesome! As I was running the last mile I realized that for the first time in a race people weren’t passing me, I was actually moving past them. I noticed too that I hadn’t seen many girls up ahead, which is not normal for me in a race. As I’m coming up to the finish I hear Rob and CJ yelling for me from the refreshment stand and it really helped me push all the way in. I finished with a PR of 22:38!!!

After everyone was done running we went inside to get pancakes and get our awards. We apparently sat at the “award table” because all of us won medals!

I knew it felt like my shorts were riding up.... haha

Jo, Rob, CJ, Me, and Chris with our medals

Me, CJ, and Jo with the monkey - All 1st place AG


Mile 1:               7:10
Mile 2:               7:35
Mile 3:               7:20
Mile .1:              5:10

Total:                 22:38     7:17 pace, PR, 1st AG, 4th female Overall
Overall:            29/158
AG:                     1/8
Female:             4/75