New Running Gear and 18 mph Wind

If you follow me on twitter, you’ll know that I went on a running store shopping spree this weekend.

runningstoretweet1I tried to keep my purchases to a minimum, but it was hard to once I kept spotting more and more running related things that I needed. 

My plan was to go to Pacers for some new shoes. I still love my minimalist shoes, but as I get into longer distances, they just weren’t cutting it [for me]. I am continuing to explore the barefoot running trend, but I’m starting to realize that they might be for super serious runners that weigh forty-five pounds.

I don’t weigh forty-five pounds, so my left arch was not too happy.

But I’ll definitely wear them for shorter workouts, and for races like 5K’s and 10Ks.

I did buy some shoes, but I ended up getting a little sidetracked first. Whoops.

gearcollageFuel galore, body glide, and sports laundry detergent.

I won’t elaborate on the body glide – but I am really starting to need it! I haven’t noticed a difference yet, but hopefully I will as I continue to use it.

And thank goodness I stumbled upon this detergent, as my 3 sets of running fashion outfits are growing quite janky. I feared I would have to invest in an entirely new running wardrobe due to people switching from the treadmills next to me because of stank, but I’m crossing my fingers that this will solve that problem.

Thanks for the fuel advice, guys! I took you up on all of your suggestions.

fuel2 I am particularly excited to try the margarita shot bloks.

And finally, the moment you’ve all been waiting for…..

brooksshoesThe most beautiful, gorgeous shoes I’ve ever seen.

They are Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13 and are amazing so far. I’ll do a review on them once I break them in more.

lovebrooksWith all of my cool new gear, I was determined to finish my long run on Sunday, despite my slow-ass-self almost freezing to death.

LongRun10milesSee that 18mph wind? Not my kind of fun.

What shoes do you run in? Do you have a favorite?