So I don’t think I’ve mentioned yet but I won the lottery!
No…not that lotto (although I did win the lotto a couple months back – $500 big ones! Guess I’m pretty lucky.)
I actually have to pay quite a bit of money for winning this lotto but I’m still pretty excited!
I will be running the NYC Half again this year!
This race holds a special spot in my heart (cheeseeeey) because it was my first ever half marathon. Plus, the course is amazing!
The only problem is…I haven’t really been running. Like, at all. Between starting work full-time, the holidays & being sick – running has been put on the back burner.
But I realized that I found a sure fire way to kick start my NYC Training schedule. It’s actually pretty simple.
Buy fun, new running gear!
So on Saturday, BLC & I took our gift cards and went shopping in Manhattan.
Wanna see my new stuff?! (Also, someone decided that they wanted in on the photoshoot…)
Nike Rain Running Jacket from Macy’s (oh, Freck. Stop slouching!)
Yoga top from Lady Foot Locker – $9.99! (Can you spot the nose?)
GapFit gfast colorblock capris from Gap (Such a lady.)
This one actually arrived on Friday – through PV Body! PV Body is a really cool monthly package that sends a workout shirt & pants for $49.95. Most of their packages have a retail value of at least $100! Definitely a deal! I’d recommend checking it out (Freck liked it)
Women’s Active Stretch Pullover from Old Navy
She thinks she is a model. Actually, she was. That’s a story for another time…
So obviously all my new stuff made me super stoked for my first training run on Sunday! & I saved my favorite new outfit for the special occasion…
Pullover from Lady Foot Locker (love the green zipper accent and thumb holes!) and GapFit gfast Running Tights from Gap.
I woke up on Sunday, made some coffee & ate a banana with PB. (After putting on my new gear, of course!)
I also had some FRS energy chews while I waited for my Garmin to locate those damn satellites. (Freck thought they were for her.)
After about 30 minutes (no exaggeration) I was finally ready to head out on my run!
The day was gorgeous in Brooklyn (I even got a little warm!) & I barely looked at my Garmin. I tried to just run on feel & I felt great this whole run!
Oh running…how I’ve missed you!
5 miles in the books!
WHY DID I STOP FOR SO LONG!
Moral of the story:
Buy cheap, awesome running clothes. Renew your love for running.
Done and done.
Have you bought any new running gear (or fitness gear) to help kick start your routine?!