Hello, thank you for joining me along my journey of becoming a Runner! I've always been an active guy, played sports in high school and continued into adult recreation sports after high school. As I started my family and found a career, the activity level slowly decreased. Well my Fiance had enough of our lazy ways and started on the Weight Watchers program and completely overhauled our daily meals. Step 2 was getting more active, so we decided to JOG our annual Juvenile Diabetes charity walk and actually enjoyed the activity. The month following the charity walk, we signed up for our first official 5K and had an absolute blast. From that point forward I have officially been BIT by the running bug and this is my journey to becoming a RUNNER!
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Two Thoughts After Last Nights Run
Two thoughts for today:
1) My confidence is at an all time high right now. Every run lately has me feeling quick and strong even with tired legs from the previous days run. It really is a huge sigh of relief after the last few months of struggling through some minor injuries and some really bad runs. I always joke with The Fiancé about my body being a machine and I can do anything at any time, well over the last few months I was really doubting that. No longer the case, I know our first full marathon is a whole 10 months away but I feel confident and can’t wait for that race to come. Of course not overlooking my upcoming 4 races in 4 weeks, I feel confident that my 5K PR is going down decisively. Last night’s run was a 4.5 mile recovery run at 8:02 pace. Not sure how many more runs Buster will be able to go on at this pace, it’s really pushing his limits and we may need to change our routine a bit.
2) I started to look into my next pair of running shoes. My trail shoes and my road shoes are running shoes we bought a while ago for daily use and they converted to training shoes. They are working great and have miles left in them, but I really need to start researching to find what is going to work best for me when it comes time to upgrade. I have been looking at the HOKA ONE ONE shoes. First off they are worn and promoted by Sage Canaday, how can you go wrong there. Secondly, shoes with that much cushion, again how can you go wrong there. I have more research to do but that is leading the list right now.
As I was reviewing the HOKA shoes last night, I noticed that HOKA has a site here in Flagstaff, AZ. Wow that is amazing. How awesome would it be to be working for one of the big brand running companies doing athlete recruitment or client relations. I think it would be awesome. Now I figure there are two ways to go about doing that. Get all the education you need and go the corporate route, OR you become a very good runner and go about it that way. Heck if I keep running good and can continue to better my times, who knows what the possibilities are.
What do you think is the easiest way to work for one of the running shoe companies? How do you determine which shoes are your next purchase?