I’m back in the game — the running game, that is! Today was my first real run since the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler last weekend. I did a short run/walk in my hilly neighborhood on Friday morning before work, but otherwise the rest of the week was spent cross/strength training, yoga-ing, and relaxing :)
Speaking of the race, they sent out the race pictures! Sadly there weren’t any of me finishing :( Guess I was just running way too fast ;)
Here my friend Ashley and I are getting ready to start with a bazillion other people:
Hahah it looks like we are holding hands in that picture!
And here’s two from during the race!
Good times… gotta love awkward race pics :)
Anyway! It felt good to get back out there today, minus the weather. Apparently it’s winter again!?
Ashley and I did 6 miles in 52:02, for an average pace of 8:40 min/mile.
- Mile 1: 8:32
- Mile 2: 8:27
- Mile 3: 8:47
- Mile 4: 8:36
- Mile 5: 8:53 (Legs were tiiiiired today)
- Mile 6: 8:42
Yay! Running with someone else is so much better than running alone — my legs started feeling reeeeally tired and heavy near the end of the run, but then we got into a really interesting conversation about religion and I completely forgot how tired my legs were :) Do you train with a friend or by yourself? I seriously don’t think I could have done some of these long runs without Ashley! We stick together the whole time during races, too :)
I was planning on trying out my new CamelBak today (my running water bottle was stolen from the trail a few weeks ago), but I decided to wait until it’s hot and sunny again so I can fully appreciate it ;) Also, I was a little confused about where the water tube is supposed to go when I’m running. Do I secure it on the strap and just leave part of it out by my mouth?! I’m so clueless, lol. Help!
But I DID try out a new sports bra I was sent to review by the lovely people at Handful, Inc.!
How cute is the back?? I LOVE the criss-cross straps. I’ve always wanted a sports bra that had those!
Handful sports bras aim to “flatter, not flatten!” From their website:
The Handful bra has removable pads that contour and conceal, and center stitching to prevent gapping. The polyester lining wicks moisture away, while the nylon/spandex (92%/8%) shell dries quickly and allows for smooth layering. Feminine thin straps won’t stretch out. The Handful is packaged in a reusable mesh bag for less waste and convenient laundering. Machine washable.
Cute AND functional — sounds good to me! The sports bra felt great for the whole run — very supportive and didn’t move around or chafe at all! I love that it has a more contoured shape and the removable pads — avoiding the uniboob look is a good thing! :)
If you’re in the market for a new sports bra, I’d highly recommend checking these out. They come in black, white, cocoa (dark brown — what I got), nude, and pink! Thanks to the folks at Handful for letting me try it :)
I’m off to a BBQ and then to “afternoon tea” at a hotel in D.C. for a friend’s birthday! How fun :) Enjoy your day everyone!
Don’t forget to enter my Oikos Greek Yogurt and reusable grocery bag giveaway if you haven’t already — you have until tomorrow (Monday) at 5 p.m. to enter!
And stay tuned — here’s what coming up on the blog this week:
- What I’m doing tomorrow morning that’s really exciting
- Why I think I avoided injury when 10 miler training this spring as opposed to the fall
- My review of my new cell phone — the Verizon Palm Pre
- Our 1/2 marathon training plan