Did you think I’d let National Running Day go by without a post?! There was a lot to chat about today, so much so it called for two posts! In case you missed it I shared this week’s eats earlier in What I Ate Wednesday. Now on to running! To celebrate National Running Day I went out for a 5 mile run after work. I’ve been getting very comfortable running 3 and 4 miles at a time so I want to try to get in one longer run a week. I’m thinking 6 miles would be perfect but for today I started with 5 miles. I started the run with a 7:29 min/mile and felt awesome the whole run! The sun came out and the air was nice and cool…perfect running weather!
In honor of running day let’s talk about a few of my running favorites!
Mizuno Wave Inspire! It got me through both Chicago and Boston Marathons and months and months of training. I’m still running in this model shoe and absolutely love it. I’m on my 5th pair now!
I’d say the NYC marathon. It was my first marathon and I still to this day remember every single detail. The standout for me was crossing the Queensboro Bridge at Mile 15 and coming into Manhattan for the first time with the crowds going CRAZY! I have never heard anything like that and I think it will be a moment that will never be duplicated. Being my first it was one of my proudest running moments.
Best Running Partner.
Michael is definitely the best. Training and running Chicago Marathon with him was one of the best experiences ever. I always hoped I would date someone who loved to run and would be running along with me. I love that he understands my NEED to run and always supports me. Running challenges our relationship and brings us closer in so many ways!
Favorite Place To Run.
The Esplanade! I am so lucky to be able to run every single day on the paths along the river and in the parks of Boston. I’m surrounded by trees, waters, sailboats, runners, people walking their dogs and so much more. I love love love it.
The Boston Marathon this past April. A marathon in 90 degree temperatures in April in New England with rolling hills, need I say more? I think not. But you can read my whole recap here!
Favorite Piece of Running Gear.
By far the Lululemon Run Speed Skirt! I wore it for both Chicago Marathon and Boston Marathon and countless training runs. It is always comfortable and always stylish! My full review is here!
What are your running favorites?
I truly love running and am thankful that my body has allowed me to run 3 marathons. Running NYC, Chicago, and Boston marathons was amazing and are experiences I will hold close to my heart forever. I love looking forward to a run, the way it makes my body feel and the strength it gives me both mentally and physically!