Yesterday I just couldn't bear running on the treadmill again. Two days of it and I was DONE! But on my drive home from work yesterday with all the wind and rain there was a TORNADO warning! WTH? A tornado in South San Jose? Are you kidding me? When I think of tornados I think of Kansas and the mid-west, not the paradise I live in. But I just couldn't brave the dreadmill and decided to bundle up and head out. The hubbs bought me a new running vest on Monday and I was dying to try it out! I have been playing with the layers to wear when it's cold and wet and hadn't found the right combo yet. Well peeps, let me tell you, I am in love with my new running vest!
It's by Pearl iZumi and it kept me dry and the perfect temp!
I just wore a long sleeve shirt underneath and my running tights. And yes, it was strong winds and rain and even at one point for about 10 mins I was being hit by hail! But I didn't sweat, I wasn't cold and the vest kept me dry and comfy. Plus the hubbs bought it at an outlet store - on sale! Could it get any better?! I didn't go out to make any records, just get the miles in and it was my slowest run in months. But I felt HARDCORE as the cars passed me and I pushed on!
6 miles 49:36 - 8:16/mi I really just went out and enjoyed the run. No music and I hardly ever looked at my Garmin - only to check my distance.
Me and my vest - my new BFF :)
When I got home yesterday the lovely Jill had sent me a really nice birthday package.
The card, new running socks and a fun running magnet!
The awesome socks I wore on yesterday's run - felt great! I think I am going to have to buy more! Thanks again Jill!
This week has been just about maintaining some miles since the weather has been out of control! I went to the gym on Tuesday (I have 30 days left) and did a great hill workout and even managed to lift some weights. I forgot how much I enjoy it and I also realized I have really let it go. I used to be able to lift a lot more over the summer but my arms have become soft :( It's great motivation though and made the hubbs work into high gear to start looking at which weight set/system we're gonna buy. I can't wait until it's in our house I can do it in the privacy of my own home and my only audience is Lilly :)
The weather should be clearing up here between today and the weekend so I am super excited. I have a long run scheduled for the weekend that I am dying to get out and do on some different routes. And, I should be receiving my new trail shoes in the mail today! I have a trail run on the 30th of this month and knew I really needed shoes with more traction. Last time I ran a trail course I was slipping and slidding all over in my regular running shoes. Now I can get excited about the race.
It's almost Friday and I am looking forward to the weekend. We're off to Napa on Saturday for wine tasting with my Bro, SIL and the same friends we celebrated New Year's with. Should be a great time, we're celebrating my b-day and my SIL's. I'll upload some pics and video tomorrow of the crazy surprise party. And yes, I really do look as sweaty and messy as I thought I did :)
Happy Thursday and Happy Running peeps!