A couple of months ago, the folks at Kushyfoot emailed me offering to send an "essentials kit" of socks to try out and review*. As a runner/regular human, I could always use more socks, so I said "sure," and they sent me a package with No Show athletic socks, athletic foot covers, leopard-print "Flats-To-Go" (basically ballet flat-style slippers) and a pair of yoga socks (think fingerless gloves for your feet).
|I'm all about leopard-print everything these days.|
Despite the oppressive heat, the second half of my summer (non-)training has actually gone pretty well. I was feeling all-around exhausted after the Peachtree Road Race on July 4, so I decided to take an extended break from racing to avoid further burnout. Between that and a few other lifestyle changes, things finally picked up about a month later and I'm actually seeing glimpses of my speedier self from four years ago, when I had my PR streak before the plateau.
I finally raced again yesterday at the inaugural Run One (Mile) at Discovery Green, and missed a PR by just seconds. However, the only other times I've logged a 6:xx mile split have been the two times I raced the 5th Avenue Mile in New York, so there was no disappointment after crossing yesterday's finish line. The race had a small-enough field, was very well-organized and made me want to run one of the next ones of the series when they finally get scheduled.
|No lie, though, I was a tad bitter to have failed to beat Headphones for One Mile Dude.|
|#HouMarathon ambassadors represented; especially Hung, who won the open heat!|
That's all I've got for now. Although I'm taking another month-plus racing break, Houston Marathon training is in full effect as of now...
*As has been the case with similar posts, I was not compensated for reviewing these products. All opinions are my own.