Finally got myself some new New Balance 993 shoes. They are the grey ones with a big honkin USA on the back. New Balance is proud of the Made in the USA heritage and are the only athletic shoe manufacturer to make their shoes in the States. I have been running in this model for the past year and I love them. I probably put way too many miles on my last pair. It was nice to get the new kicks on, I actually ran really well tonight, 8 miles in all. Also got some sweet upgraded insoles, they are worth the extra coin, the insoles that come with shoes are not good and these will lengthen the life of my shoes and keep my feet happy
As I was running at about mile 5, I got this wonderful lack of pain feeling in my legs, kinda like a mini runners high. Felt like I could run forever.
I started the run at about 10 and finished just after 11 for about an 8:30 pace. Running at night is cooler than the day, but running in the dark sucks. It is hard to see the ground in many areas. The lighting in my area sucks for running after dark. Fortunately I have this LED band that goes around my arm (pictured above) that helps me be a little more visible to passing cars and kind of illuminates the ground when there is zero lights.
Tomorrow is a day of swimming and cycling. 45 minutes in the pool and 40 miles on the bike. To quote Dori the Blue Tang, “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming…”