First off, I am S-T-O-K-E-D to have a new Ambassadorship with The North Face Locals!
Some lovely things came in the mail the other day. I was so excited, and above all, very lucky.
And to go test some of the items out on the run.
A swim Friday afternoon = SPRINT SUCCESS. I haven't (MADE) time for swimming nearly as much as I need to.
Since I am completely and utterly ravenous 99.568% of the time after I swim, I took along a snack for post-workout. This hit the spot until Harry treated me to some BBQ for dinner.
And a couple of brews.:)
Saturday's long run -- 12 miles. It was my Mom's birthday (yaaaaaaaaay, Momma!), so I called her during my run. She was doing her morning walk, so it worked out well, both of us huffin' and puffin'. I liked talking to her so much, I called my Daddio immediately after I hung up with her just to chit-chat.
Some hang-time, some errands, and we met up with Adam and Terri for a Saturday afternoon bike ride.
It felt freaking awesome to get out
Sunday morning = DONUTS MORNING. Glazed and Infused donuts at our local coffee shop, Portage Grounds.
Glazed and Infused makes some messed up stuff -- Blackberry cheesecake, peanut butter chocolate, my old-fashioned with sprinkles, and THAT'S A FRITTER if I've ever seen one!
After some down/digestion time, Harry and I set out to give the North Face Ultra Trail's a trial run. I'm not the biggest trail runner, not extremely technical trails anyway, but I definitely loved trotting around in these. I will do a full review on them very soon, with a longer run --
...Since this is what we found after about 400 feet of trail.
We took off toward the other way.
And we got randomly interrupted by a Sophia FaceTime call, where she showed us her homemade braces...?....?....?....
And then we found the end of this part of the trail, as well. #TrailFail
We got in exactly one whopping mile! I was really excited to try out these shoes, and they were awesome for the short amount of time I was in them. First impression: I couldn't feel any of the rocks or mud through which I was running.
As for our trails in Chicago, well, I think we're pretty flooded for a while. I gotta find something that doesn't run along a river, heh.
This weekend is the Carmel (Half) Marathon! I am feeling SUPER marvelous about that!
Trail running: Do you do it?
Donuts: Do you love them?
Marvelous: Do you feel it today?!
Any races this past weekend? TELL ME ABOUT IT!