On Sunday I did the 12 mile long run meet up. My run was fantastic as I held a 10:40 pace. That's 20 seconds faster than I want to run Chicago. Yay! I shortened my stride and took more steps which I think helped. It was much less exhausting to run that way. As great as the run was, I don't think I'll be doing this meet up again. A 10:40 was really good for me and everyone else at this meet up runs around a 9 min mile. I run the whole thing alone, which is fine and nothing new. By the time I get back to Starbucks, everyone is already deep in conversation and all the seats are taken around the two tables that they pushed together. The camaraderie that I look for in group runs just doesn't exist for me in this one. It's ok though. I'm not pissed about it. There are plenty of other meet up's out there and if this one were closer I might still consider it. I don't need to drive 30 minutes to run by myself when I can just step out my front door.
My new shoes
I got a pair trail shoes from work on clearance. They're the Saucony Xodous with a Vibram rubber sole. Prior to this I did not own any trail shoes. On the the clearance tables I only had two to chose from in my size. A Brooks Cascadia and the Saucony. I walked around with one on each foot for a few hours and after suffering some numbness in my toes on the Cascadia foot, I decided on the Xodous. In Brooks defense, had there been a nine available, the numbness may not have occurred. I'm happy with my purchase. How can you not be for $25?
I saved the best for last. My free Moving Comfort Juno bra finally came in. I don't know if I told you, but being that I am one of only two girls at my store, they wanted me to have one of these bras so that I could know more about them. So I got one for free!
I took this sexy lady out for first time on the 12 miler. Probably not a sound decision. First, I'll say, LOVE the color and LOVE how awesome my boobs look in it (that matters!). It serves me right for building up the awesomeness of this bra in my head because this is what I got after 12 miles.
This is where the hook closure rubbed me on my back.
This is where the crazy stiff (and kind of sharp) straps rubbed my shoulder.
This is the little bitty solid piece of fabric that rubbed a spot in my cleavage.
Which is really a shame because I just got this bra from Victoria Secret and my cleavage looks amazing. :(
I still haven't given up on Moving Comfort. I tried on a different style a while back that was incredibly comfortable. I'm putting this one through the wash a few times, maybe even the dryer, and I'm hoping it will loosen up the stiff fabric. My boobs look so good in it! I want it to work!