I did something I haven’t done since junior high this morning…
No I didn’t make out with a cute boy from the football team under the bleachers. (But I did hang out at the crack of dawn somewhere they have them.)
I ran on a track.
Luckily for Margot, she doesn’t have to go into hiding or file a restraining order. Unless I start showing up at her door every morning begging her to pace me through 800s.
(warning Margot – that MIGHT happen)
We knocked out 6 sets of 800s much faster than I expected :
(splits from Coach Margot)
I spent most of the time I wasn’t desperately hyperventilating yelling things like,
“OMG IT’S SO SOFT! WTF I HATE PAVEMENT!”
“THIS IS SO FUN! WE GET TO REST! NUUN BREAK!”
“MARGOT ARE WE GOING FAST? HOW FAST IS THIS? LIKE RYAN HALL MARATHON FAST??”
Sprinting around in those lanes on the cushy soft rubber track felt awesome. In Margot’s words, I felt like an ATHLETE running on a track, whereas a casual jog down the beach path makes me feel like every other person in the world.
So maybe this is my new love? Fast, fast baby. Too bad I’m signed up for all these silly long distance races this year…
Good thing is, my lightweight Kinvaras are superb for fast running. Still majorly in love with them. Holding my breath the upcoming 3’s are just as badass.
Know what else is awesome?
Aspaeris Pivot Shorts.
As somebody that’s not comfortable in flat-out spandex for all the world to stare at, these shorts were great. Tight enough to hold everything in but not too tight to leave indents all over my less than perfectly toned body, and long enough to not feel like bikini bottoms but short enough to be flattering.
The “squeeze” of the shorts was perfect – you can read about the science behind them here. And the “cooleronline” 50% off code is good through the week if you want your own.
So there’s that. 800s, Kinvara, Aspaeris. Love love love.
Oh and those obnoxious teal knee socks.