|The girls had to go a second time- they didn't get soaked enough the first time I guess!|
|The girls LOVED those water slides|
|Those grins and sparkly eyes say it all- what a fun day!!!|
Friday I drove up to Road Runner Sports in Kent. After searching all over at other stores for the Saucony Kinvara 2's I finally found the exact one's I wanted there. I also bought Will a pair of New Balance Minimus Road's so he could have a second style of shoe for his running as well (he has been using the Vibram five fingers).
|Meet the newest addition to my running shoe family- the Kinvara 2! Aren't they cute?|
We both put on our new running shoes and headed out for an awesome 7 miler over the Narrows Bridge around 6:45pm. I wanted to run together so I had to slow my pace quite a bit, which felt strange! I used the time to focus on my form (especially in the new shoes) and also to help Will with his. He was running on his tip toes and looked like a total goof- and yes, I told him that! The way he was striding just seemed to be using so much unnecessary energy. It looked a bit better towards the end of the run. It is nice having a running partner though, and it was perfect after such a long drive.
This week has been strange without the kids in the house. I have been able to do all of my runs outside which is nice- and also at whatever time I feel like going! I ran for the second time in my Kinvara's today (my last training run before Ragnar) and I think they are going to be great shoes. The heel drop in them is only 4mm so it is exactly the same as the NB Minimus Roads I am used to, the only difference is there is a bit more cushioning in them. I am hoping this doesn't start to bother my knees, but at the first sign I will definitely stop wearing them.
|Our team logo Mandy created. We are getting tech shirts with this on them to wear! I think it turned out great, thanks Mandy!|
How the west was run- ragnar relay northwest passage facebook page
|Our Ragnar Van- thanks Ray for letting us borrow it. Hopefully we won't stink it up too much :)|
|I made the protein bars in my mini muffin pans this time- 42 of them, each at 150 calories/7 grams of protein/15 grams of carbs- and no cutting required!!!|