Monday, February 18, 2013

Mother-son run day...February

Being Presidents Day, & since there isn't school, today was the perfect day for Thing 2 & I to go on our February run! Not only that but I got to take my new (& totally awesome looking) Pure Flow 2's out for their 1st run!

Best Valentine's present ever!
He's so excited!
We rocked our February run
We had 6 miles to do according to Thing 1's Torture Plan: warm up, 4 miles @ 9:50 pace, cool down. It is pretty cold out today but the sun was shining...it took a good chunk of that first warm-up mile to find a comfortable groove. Then we picked it up a bit. Hit our tempo miles @ 9:42, 9:50, 9:51, 9:23! Had to ask Thing 2 to help me keep on pace and not slow down that last mile and we finished our last tempo mile strong! Yay! Our cool down mile was hard too because it is a 1 mile climb to the top of our hill. That is always really tough for me but with Thing 2 pushing me and trying to get me to finish under 1 hour, I got through it. I didn't quite make it (1:00:14 @ the 6 mile mark) but it was close. I definitely would have made it if I hadn't chosen the route with the mile long 300ft climb. I'm a nut job, I know.

Because someone asked for more sock pic's ;)
As for the Pure Flow2's...they were super comfortable right away. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the hot pink! (Goodbye icky purple) the tongue & lacing is unusual in that it is off Center and one side of the tongue is part of the top of the shoe. That made it a little harder to get on but I'm sure it's just something I'm not used to and will get comfortable with soon enough. The nice thing about the tongue being that way is that it doesn't move around or bunch at all. So that is a nice upgrade. I was a little worried the toe box would be narrower. That's one of the things I love about pure flows is that nice wide toe box. The new shoe appears narrower, but that must be an illusion created by the off kilter laces because it feels fantastic. Nice and roomy!
Even though I only have 6.5 miles on them, I have a feeling they are going to be my favourite yet.



In honour of President's Day










7 comments:

Michelle Dragoo said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog! Now following yours! <3

Nelly said...

I love how you refer to your marathon plan as Thing 1's torture plan lol!

TriMOEngr said...

My son (11) isn't keen on running and my daughter (8) isn't quite big enough to really do a lot of running with (though we've tried and she isn't far off). I'm looking forward to having her as a training partner until she'll probably pull a "torture plan" of her own out.

Frickin' Fabulous at 40 said...

Your new kicks look like something out of a Dr. Seuss book! So cool! Great run!

Coy Martinez said...

Those are some pretty awesome looking shoes!! I've been thinking about getting a pair! I just need to take the plunge.

hiker mom said...

Fun! Love the socks and shoes. So cute!!

Suz and Allan said...

I'm waay behind in commenting but happy to hear you've found some great shoes!