Tuesday Night Beer Run with adidas!

Michelle and I had so much fun last night!  Can you believe last nights run was our first run together since Race For A Soldier, exactly a month ago?!  We spent the whole summer running together and then apparently needed a break.  😉 

Just kidding, we were smart when we scheduled our races and knew life was going to get crazy busy after 9/29, add in Sky and Michelle being sick, and running together just didn’t work out.

We are back though!  Two beers and 3.89 miles back!  The weather was actually pretty perfect for an evening run, thank goodness it didn’t rain otherwise it would have been miserable.  It’s really hard to run, cool down, run, cool down, and run again.  Add in beer and it’s a bit of a challenge. 

Our first pre-beer mile was 9:18 our last, two beer’s in, mile was 10:31 and that felt hard to maintain.  Legs were heavy, not sure if it was cooling down or the beer, and burping beer while running made for an interesting last mile back to the store.  But, it was so much fun, can’t wait for the next beer run! 

We were wondering if drinking beer then running gets you tipsy faster, or helps you process it faster so it doesn’t hit you as hard?  I suppose I could google that and find out. 

 Above and below stop #2 at MaGoos, and a photo op with Batman (and his crooked nose)!
 Stop #1 at The Parkway (I always do that with my leg in every picture)!

A big shout out to adidas and Tim for sponsoring the run!  I was already a huge adidas fan thanks to my Energy Boost shoes, but now that they sponsored a beer run it’s an over the top love affair!

Seriously I’m still in love with my Boost shoes!  I’m about 150 miles into them and they still feel great.  I have zero issues when I run in them, no blisters, no inserts needed, and they are my go to start line and long run shoe.  Plus some of the new colors are awesome!   

Energy Boost and adidas For Life!!! 

All sorts of running fun around here…today’s stroller run is all about the tata’s!  Moving Comfort is joining us for fittings and discounts!  Super excited!  No pictures of that though!  🙂

What’s your go to, all time favorite running shoe? 

P.S. I have never been asked to post about any of my running gear by the store or vendors.  I share my love of adidas (and any other brand/items) purely because I want to share the joy, and provide feedback that may help others when it comes to finding the right shoe (or gear) for them.  Financially I can’t afford to make too many wrong choices when it comes to running related purchases, so I count on blog/customer reviews/advice from those that use the item already before I make my purchases.  Just trying to help others do the same.    

If I ever do a sponsored post you will know up front! 

From I Run, Run to I Cuddle

Yesterday Sky was all “I run, run” and today she is all “I cuddle”.  My car still isn’t starting, so it’s a good day for her to want to lounge around cuddling.  There are worse things in the world than being “stuck” home all day with a cuddle bug!

No run to the park today since I have the group run tonight.  I’m just not a two a day girl at all (especially when run #1 would be pushing the stroller and run #2 is with a much faster group of runners).  Besides yesterdays run blasted my legs.  I had several days off too, but I think the massage worked em over pretty good since they were tired from the start. 

The upside of running with Sky is there are lot’s of breaks for stuff like this…

I was actually hoping she would swing/play at the park longer than she did.  Even though I purposely kept a slow, easy pace my legs felt like led, and I really wanted the play break so I could re-gather myself for the run up the hill back home.  But, Sky had other ideas.  After a few minutes of swinging she jumped off the swing, said “I run, run” and took off towards the lake and home. 

I’m looking forward to a speedy beer run with the group tonight!  I have a hard time running fast enough to keep up without beer on board, so will see how I do with two beer stops scheduled tonight.  I love that adidas is the sponsor for tonight’s run!!!  My favorite shoes, favorite rep, and one of my favorite beverages all together! 

I don’t usually run with my phone, but think the photo op potential for a beer run are going to be pretty high tonight!

What’s your favorite beer?   
I love Blue Moon, but am hoping for some seasonal options for tonight’s run!

Twisted Hair and Stuff

Anyone else hate growing their hair out?!  Yep, me too.  Thankfully my hair grows pretty fast, but still there is a stage in every grow-out attempt, sometimes more than one stage, that you just can’t do a thing with it.  Going from pixi’ish short to angled, just below the ears, bob = frustration! 

I’m fine with where it’s at right now though, because I know the end result is going to be amazing!!!  But, it also means there is long hair in my eyes that I can’t stand.  The result is a lot of this…

…not making this pic big because my forehead is already ginormous enough!  I either pin it, twist it, clip it, or braid it back out of my face almost every day.  For special, I need/want to look nice, occasions I will leave it down for a tussled in my eyes look, but I can only handle that for a few hours.

Sky was super thrilled about the stroller run today…I was super thrilled about the fog.  I actually kind of like the fog, but it made for extra cautious street crossings with the strollers. 

Her biggest issue I think is that I’m running and she isn’t.  She finished her snack super fast, before the run even started so I kept hearing “I want out”, “I run, run”.  I just can’t slow the group down that much.  I may have to start letting her out on the last home stretch back to the store though.  She just isn’t happy if she isn’t running. 

I had an awesome run with the Tuesday Night group last night!  I must be getting faster because I wasn’t the last one this time!  When I left the house it was sunny and nice, but Tacoma was full of fog.  I didn’t bring my headlamp, so I ran my a$$ off to keep up with the group.  It helped that there were a few people behind me, and I could hear them talking.  So I pushed to stay ahead of them.  I just didn’t want to get left alone in the dark and fog….it’s not that it’s not safe, but it isn’t safe.  If that makes sense. 

Mile 1 – 9:22
Mile 2 – 9:36
Mile 3 – 8:50 – Felt like I was hauling a$$, turns out I was, for me anyway. 

Next week is a beer run, and I’m so excited.  Not sure how drinking beer and running is going to work for me, but I’m going to give it my best attempt! 

It’s driving me crazy not to have a half on the calendar until April.  I miss it!!!  Miss the training, miss the distance, miss the discipline.  I think I’m addicted to 13.1.  Tempted to sign up for every 5K and 10K I can find between now and then just so I have some races to look forward to. 

Funny yet annoying new thing Sky is doing.  She is all of a sudden very, very opinionated about which direction I’m driving.  If I turn right and she wanted to go left it’s screaming, crying and yelling “no go this way”.  Every time we go anywhere she gets upset about how I’m getting us there.  Fun times I tell you. 

Please tell me your toddler is doing something funny and/or annoying as well! 

What races are people doing?  I’m really needing to find some fun ones to run!

Anyone done a beer run?