Hey y'all! Remember that 10k Turkey Trot that I ran last last Thursday (Thanksgiving)? Well it turns out that I won, so Tinman Elite sent me some AMAZING adidas gear! I honestly couldn't wipe the smile from my face after seeing the package in the mail room and then opening it immediately once I returned to my apartment. Included in the bundle were two shirts, a cap, a bandana, sunglasses, and a few stickers. I love it all! And I've been in need of some new running apparel, so the arrival of this surprise couldn't have been more timely! I'm also looking forward to sporting some more adidas gear on my runs around New Haven. I've a mix of Nike and adidas after running for a Nike sponsored program in undergrad while also being "sponsored" by my dad, who has worked for adidas for two decades. Glad that adidas may finally be able to win this battle!
For today's run I had a single goal in mind: don't run a single mile under seven minute pace! Luckily, my hamstrings and glutes were relatively fried after yesterday's at-home weight sess, so it wasn't too difficult to lightly apply the brakes on today's run. I was also able to get on soft-surfaces for about 80% of the run, so that's a huge bonus - especially heading into the winter months when the ground is surely to firm up. Though I'm not entirely sure what to expect of the winter in New England. (Winter was my favorite training season while in Minnesota; I absolutely love running in the cold!) I do hope there will be some snow soon; I become jealous when looking at pictures of friends currently running in Minnesota - you guys truly don't know how good you've got it!
I'm super happy to report that there were a few late pledges made last night and a couple already today! So far y'all have pledged $2.74 per mile, and I've run 36 miles so far this month making the total just shy of one hundred: $98.64! That's awesome! Let's try to keep the momentum going! If you've already pledged, can you help me spread the word and try to get others to join in? It's only day 3, and I'm already having so much fun seeing this all come together! It makes my day receiving a notification about another pledge and reading the short inspirational words you guys are giving me! If you haven't already pledged, consider doing so HERE.
Stay Cooped Up, my friends! Just think, there will be a day, who knows when, that we'll be able to leave the Coop, spread our wings, and fly freely again!