I am so glad you guys are as excited about this morning’s giveaway as I am! I can’t believe we’re already at 1,000+ entries. Amazing.
Around lunchtime today, I took a break to run to Sports Authority to hopefully pick up a new pair of my favorite running shoes since I’m getting into longer runs again as I train for the Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon.
Sadly Sports Authority doesn’t carry my specific shoe, so I was out of luck.
I didn’t leave empty handed though!
I finally found a pair of shoes to wear to the gym on days when I focus on strength training.
(I had a gift card so they were free. Score!)
I’ve been wearing the same pair of running shoes for both running and weight training ever since last June when I bought them and figured my new running shoes will last longer if I save them for only running (once I actually buy them, of course).
Sadie thinks the hot pink is ridiculous.
She’s all about au natural running.
The shoes are super comfortable thanks to the plush Nike Comfort Footbed.
Once I arrived home from my little errand, I fixed myself a fast lunch that included a smoothie and a toasted English muffin, topped with a bit of butter.
I actually meant to make the smoothie thin enough to slurp out of a straw, but it came out pretty thick, so it became a smoothie bowl, topped with chia seeds.
In the mix:
- 1 1/2 frozen bananas
- 1 heaping scoop chocolate protein powder
- 1 1/2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup 2 percent milk
- 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 large handful fresh spinach
Question of the Afternoon
- Are you loyal to a specific brand when it comes to gym shoes?
- Do you wear different gym shoes for cardio and strength training?
I am very, very loyal to Mizuno when it comes to running shoes. They’ve been fantastic running shoes and have carried me through two half marathons with minimal blisters. As far as weight training, I pick shoes based on how snazzy they look.