So I was planning on posting my MIMM post yesterday afternoon, but hearing the news about the Boston bombings made it seem trivial. A friend of mine linked to these stories of people helping out in Boston, which can be a sort-of silver lining. Check out Julie’s blog post from this morning about things we can all do to help – and most all, just say a prayer for the victims and their families.
I barely even consider myself a “runner”, but know the thrill of participating in a race and the sense of community you feel at those events. My brother and I ran the Pirates Charity 5K this past weekend (the same one where I tore a tendon two years ago), and had a blast – I didn’t take any photos other than one the warning track dirt from the field in my shoes. My brother finished 4th in his age group with a time of 20:25, and waited around to re-cross the finish line with me at 25:50.
I’ve been running in Asics GT2000 series shoes since I had a stress injury from unsupportive shoes in college, but recently ordered a pair of stability shoes from New Balance instead.
They are brighter than I’m used to (understatement) but feel much lighter on my feet. Thanks to a VIP membership at Road Runner Sports, these shoes shipped in 24 hours and I get 90 days to return them if I don’t love them.
Other things from this weekend…
Post-race meal at my dad’s diner.
The weather has finally broken and I’m hooked on green smoothies again, sometimes for breakfast, sometimes for lunch or a snack.
Delicious grilled vegetable salad at Amel’s sunday night.
Have a great Tuesday, all! <3