Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Running Store Sale = Happiness

Do you ever go somewhere totally knowing what you are going to be purchasing but all the sudden you have an arm full of stuff you didn't intend on? Well that is what happened to me when I went to the ladies night sale at our local running store. Three Rivers Running Company isn't a mega store to begin with, but I was shocked when I pulled up 30 minutes after the designated start of the sale and there were no parking spots. Once I got inside to my surprise the whole store was swarming with women!

All of the sudden the crazy shopper in me came out and I felt like there were deals to be had that I couldn't possibly take the chance on missing. I walked out of the store $100 poorer. But I am now the proud owner of a pretty green Nike long sleeve running shirt, 2 new pairs of running shorts, a pair of balega socks, a new sports bra, one Gu, and best of all an amphipod runlite hydration belt (review to come).

I ran 3.25 last night. It was my easy run day. It didn't feel so easy with cramps and 90 degree weather. However, I did have a strong sense of accomplishment when I was done. I certainly could have kept going too. That is always a good feeling!

Today was BodyFit part 3! That class is so stinkin' rewarding. Today we used the body bar quite a bit. I had never used one before. There always that thing you see in the gym that looks interesting but you don't dare pick up and take the risk of looking like a fool. So it was nice to actually learn some moves with it. We really worked our core and legs today. I am so glad I am seeing the results of this class already in my runs. What do you do for core and strength training? How about cross training days?


  1. That's quite the bounty for 100 bucks!

    This 90 degree heat is killer, isn't it... sure makes you feel tough when you're done though.

  2. Hey I have an amphipod too and I LOVE it. Can't wait to hear what you think! And yeah... running store sales are HARD on my wallet!