So I’ve always wanted to be a runner, but I’ve never been particularly athletic. This year I signed up for the Komen 5k and met my goal of being able to run the whole thing. I didn’t run a whole lot after that. I kinda got in a funk.
About three weeks ago, Collin and I joined the boxing gym by our house and I started running on the treadmill almost every morning before work. Last week or so, I got an email from Nike about The Human Race. Basically, on August 31, there will be a 10k race in 25 different cities across the world. The race closest to us is in Chicago, starting and ending at Soldier Field. Each runner gets a Nike DriFit shirt and there’s a FallOut Boy Concert at Soldier Field after the race that only the runners can attend. I really wanted to run in it but I didn’t want to do it alone. Well, after some prodding and begging, I finally dragged Collin into running it with me.
Last weekend was Missouri’s No Sales Tax Weekend!! It’s designed for parents to buy school clothes/supplies for their kids, but that didn’t stop Collin and I from hitting up the Nike outlet for some cool new gear. I got some new kick ass shoes! The shoes are Nike+ running shoes. There is a sensor under the insole that sends a signal to a sensor plugged into my ipod. While I’m running, I can set it to tell me how far I’ve gone, how far I have left to go, calories and my pace. I also got some running shirts, pants and a running skort. I’m looking stylish!