I had such an amazing run today. I am not sure how to describe it. Effortless? I just ran and I didn’t worry about how fast I was going, but every time I looked at my watch, I was surprised at how quick my pace was!
Plus, it was sunny and warm — 60 degrees! It felt like spring and there were tons of people out on the trail. Everyone was in a good mood. I didn’t even mind when I almost got tagged in the face by a rogue football.
I took the trail because I wore my new (size medium, thank you very much) Champion running skirt that Zoë gave me and I was feeling a bit shy. Turns out there was some running test going on for a nearby Karate place or something on the trail. I think that’s what it was anyway. There were lots of runners of all ages and people along the trail cheering them on. It sorta felt like a race.
Anyway, running through a group of 30 people was not what I had in mind when I went on the trail. But it didn’t matter. I was just a grinning idiot on the run!
It was just so fun and I felt so good. Not thirsty or tired or preoccupied by blisters or pain. It’s reflected in my time, too.
2/6/10 – 3.31 Miles – 33:57
Average pace: 10:14
Mile 1: 10:13
Mile 2: 10:09
Mile 3: 10:28
I wore my still-new Saucony Hurricane 11s with my brand-new Super Feet inserted. Wow! What a difference! I love my shoes now. I didn’t have even a hint at a blister and my tootsies felt great. Why did I wait so long to get Super Feet? The only issues I had were chafing thighs (OUCH — gotta get some Body Glide, the Asics No-Chafe Gel is not cutting it) and a tiny bit of tenderness in my right foot (where the Morton’s Neuroma is).
My foot was sore last night from the cortisone shot. I went on a “piping” hot date with Mr. T and a couple of friends, who also happen to be distance runners. (They brought me a copy of Born to Run and I can’t wait to read it!) I wanted to wear high heels, but I was glad I opted for a pair of patent leather flats instead because my foot was throbbing and my legs were aching by the end of the night.
We went to the Mastery of Scottish Arts Concert in Seattle. If you like Celtic music and enjoy Scottish accents and humor, I highly reccommend going. The drink list cracked me up, so I took a picture.
Nothing like perpetuating stereotypes. The Cherry Bomb Scottish was delish, by the way.
There was good people-watching and a lot of amazing music. Mr. T is learning to play the bagpipes. Actually, he’s quite good already and will be auditioning for a local bagpipe band soon, so just be prepared for more pictures from Highland Games and plaid. Lots of plaid.
Speaking of plaid…did you see I won the first RunningSkirt Saturday over at Endurance Isn’t Only Physical? I’ve got my eye on the plaid skirt. (Go here to enter today’s RunningSkirt giveaway.)
I actually won two giveaways this week! I received the charms I chose from Lift Your Sole in the mail yesterday and I wore them on my run today.
I love my new necklace. I felt really proud putting it on today. It’s like a more modest and realistic way to wear your medal. I plan to get the 26.2 charm after NODM in June!
Here’s to my foot feeling good tonight and a nice long run tomorrow morning pre-Super Bowl. Go Saints!
YOu are one lucky lady. I stick to spandex because I have the same chaffing issue. I LOVEd the weather today.. Are we still on for next weekend? or do you plan to go easy on your foot??
I saw eariler that you won the skirt giveaway! Get a plain one, get a plaid one! They are so cute, I might just have to order one and not wait for a contest!!
I love runs like that, effortless and fun; I think I just need to relax more.BTW, love running skirts as long as they have shorts built in – chaffing problems.
Congratulations on the awesome wins! I love the charms that you picked.What an excellent run. Sixty degrees seems perfect! You look really cute in that skirt. You'll have to give us a Champion and Runningskirts.com comparison.
What a great run! And wow what gorgeous weather! I am loving that necklace! So pretty!
You look GREAT in that skirt, girl! YAY! So glad it fits you to a T. 🙂 Plus, totally jealous that you won the RunningSkirts.com skirt…you'll love it even more. (Body Glide is a must though)See ya soon!
I saw where you won the skirt. Congrats. I'm glad your foot allowed a great run.
so happy to hear about your run!!! congrats!!! enjoy the rest of your night!
Awesome Kerrie! You are rockin that skirt. Must get more! You won 2 things this week??? Geesh, I NEVER win anything lol. Love the necklace. Congrats.
Great skirt AND weather.. bonus! A HOT date – awesome! Love the “You Might Also Like” piece near the end of your post. Very cool! Sooooo behind on reading. Glad I could visit for a few minutes. 🙂
Can't wait to see the plaid running skirt!! I need to dig mine out of the drawer soon…and find a spray tan to go with it. Congrats on the fun running day; those are priceless!!!
Excellent skirt! Excellent run!
I saw you there (looking good!!) in your skirt with the sun shining down & was so jealous!! I can hardly wait for spring, sometimes just the weather being that much nicer makes the running effortless. 🙂
That's great you won twice recently. I love the skirt on you and that necklace is just awesome! Nice job on the effortless run, those are the best!! Have a great Sunday!
I wanted to win that skirt so bad, but glad you got it. How do those work for you? I really want to try one but not sure if it will work. Holy smokes on your FAST run…great job! And I love, love that necklace…I really want one of those.I think all the local bloggers should get together for dinner or something…fun to see local people!
Looking good Kerrie! Love the skirt! Congrats on the wins. Two awesome giveaways too. So glad the foot didn't bother you on the run. Hope it stays that way!
Ooo — I love Born to Run!I also love effortless runs like that — isn't it nice to get one once in a while?
I've never tried body glide but will probably need to invest in some when the weather warms up. Love the necklace!!
Your effortless run sounds divine :)You look great in your running skirt, so congrats on winning another!I never read Born to run…will go check that out.
Nice Run!! I'm so jealous of 60 degrees!! Saints pulled it off! Still sad they knocked out my BF Favre but gotta love the underdog!
Great choice on the LYS charms! Wow, those arrived quickly!I am SO jealous of your 60 degree weather right now. It's FREEZING around here.You look great! Nice job on the run. And yes, BodyGlide is your friend. When I wear a skirt I always have to slather it on.
Kerrie, thanks for stopping by my blog. Hopefully your luck will continue and you can walk away with a BondiBand this time. 🙂