Yesterday was the first time out for my new pair of Brooks Pure Cadence sneakers!
I bought them back in March at the DC Rock and Roll Half Marathon Expo. They were recommended when I had them do my gait analysis. This was their first run so I can’t do a complete review but they seemed to have a lot of padding for what is supposed to be Brooks’ new minimalist sneaker line. These are the most “stable” of their Pure sneakers though, so perhaps that is why they felt too padded for me. I can at least use them for short runs or speed work. I think they’ll do ok for me though not optimal for long runs. And I’m so upset, they come in purple now! But I guess blue is cute too.
So I said I would check in daily with the goals I made myself yesterday. Should I list them? Talk about them? How about a chart?? You guys know I love graphs and things!
Its kind of hard to see at the bottom there (it will be easier as I fill it in), but I met all of my goals yesterday! Was it really that hard? No. Would I have chugged that last glass of water 5 minutes before bed if I didn’t have accountability partners? No. (By the way, if you would like this chart for yourself for the next few weeks, I can email it to you. It is a Microsoft Excel file. Just send me a private message on Spark People or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!)
The plan for today is to do running intervals on the treadmill later (supposed to storm here). I also already have my meals planned for the day and put them on my Google calendar so I can’t forget! The only tricky thing for me is that I need a replacement for my afternoon snack. I’ve been eating Mojo bars and Kind bars. I mean, they are healthy enough but not Paleo (one has rice crisps, the other peanuts). Today, I’ll bring a banana with me so I’m fueled for my run.
On another note, I’ve started reading 2 new Paleo books I ordered online. The first is Paleoista which I also got for my mom. I got it because it seemed cute and had lots of recipes. The second is The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf. This one looked like it had a lot more information and was on the funny side. I didn’t get The Paleo Diet by Loren Cordain for some reason (the original book on Paleo) so maybe next time. Of course, there will be book reviews to follow.
Off to work! Have a great day everyone!!