Last night I went on a spectacular trail run. It was hosted by Run For Your Life, but a different part of the franchise. A rep from Montrail was there and we were all given a pair of shoes to demo on the trails. Sweet! I went with the Rogue Racer. It was light and flexible and reminded me of the New Balance 890.
I'm socially inept so before the run I just stood there and didn't talk to anyone. I do that awkward thing where I move a little closer to a group of people, in the hopes that I'll slide right in to the conversation. Why do I suck so bad at talking to people?! Thank goodness our daughter got my husband's social skills. She jumps out of the car at the park, screaming "My friends! My friends!" and immediately strikes up a game of hide and seek.
We split off into groups and I went with the single track (narrower, more technical trail) folks. There were four of us including the Montrail rep and as soon as we took off, so did the chatter. We were moving at a pretty good pace. The shoes were amazing and I felt so smooth in my stride. Throughout the run, I stared at the ground and chatted. We talked about everything and before you know it, the run was over. Our leader is a girl, still running in college, who qualified for the Olympic trials. Of course, since she was leading a group of rec runners she was moving at a much slower pace, but that doesn't change the facts. I KEPT UP WITH A GIRL WHO QUALIFIED FOR THE OLYMPIC TRIALS.
After the run, the Montrail rep swapped our demo shoes back for our own shoes, and then she tossed out goodies for every one.
I ended up with nice pair of socks for my husband.
Hope it's a great weekend!!!