I spotted a runner a few nights ago as I pulled into my neighborhood and suddenly became intrigued. I had the urge to run too.
It was about 6:30 pm, not that humid and still sunny outside. It seemed like such a great idea, even to me, the strictly morning runner.
Why not go for an easy run? I wasn’t planning to do anything else at home and I didn’t run in the morning – what a great idea!
Until I parked the car and got out, realizing my legs were stiff, my stomach was full from dinner and I was so tired that just walking from the car to the front door seemed like a marathon.
So much for that.
My dad suggested I drive the amount of miles I normally run when I run long just so I can see the distance I am actually covering since my mileage perspective as a runner is completely skewed.
Here’s what I learned:
Should I find myself stranded and hungry out in Commack, NY, I now know that I can run to Red Mango in Woodbury, NY and maybe, on a good day Roosevelt Field mall.
And, if I ever find myself in the mood to run 26.2 miles, the city is not out of reach by foot! How cool is that?!
Okay so in all seriousness, we just don’t realize how far we are running, especially when we run our typical routes. I normally run a routine neighborhood loop and loop running leaves you completely unaware of actual distance even if we are counting the miles as they go by.
The other day on instagram I shared a picture of my sneakers which I need you to remember is not the same thing as my running shoes.
My feet know the difference. These Saucony Kinvara’s may technically be sold as a running shoe but for me, they are sneakers. This means they are comfortable and cute for walking the mall but don’t agree with my feet when I run.
Sneakers are for leisure time and fashion statements and my running shoes are strictly for running which is all about comfort as related to performance.
I’ve got it down to a science right now in my closet.
Adidas Energy Boosts – My go-to favorite running shoe worn for races, long runs, hard runs, speed runs.
Mizuno Wave Enigma 5’s – These break in more and more every day! Short runs, recovery runs, easy runs.
Hoka Cliftons – Slowly starting to wear out but I still wear them each week for short runs, recovery runs, easy runs.
Saucony Kinvara – Mall walking, cute outfit wearing and I think I wore them on a plane once. Or twice.
Tuesday morning I got all annoyed while running on my path because it appeared there was a dog up ahead without a leash.
I veered off the path to avoid the dog while cursing the owner of the dog who couldn’t take the time to leash his dog until I realized out of the corner of my eye as I ran parallel to the path that it was not a dog I was approaching, it was a knocked over orange cone.
And this is another reason why I should probably wear my glasses while I run.
Instead of wearing my glasses when I should, I am one of those people who wears their sunglasses indoors and in elevators.
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Are you a morning or evening runner? Are you able to do both easily?
Which shoe is considered your “sneaker” and which is your “running shoe”?
If you were hungry, what restaurant would you run to first?