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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Loot and a 10 Miler

We had a great Christmas, and the best part was opening all of Norah's gifts. But, the second best part was that I got some great running stuff:

Plus, I got a new pair of Brooks Adrenaline GTS 10s, another pair of Balega socks, and new earbuds for my iPod, and today, for my 10 miler, I got to use almost all of this new stuff.

I don't need the new shoes for another few months because I just bought my current pair in November and they have minimal mileage on them so far, but I did use a pair of my new socks, my new earbuds, and my new handheld water bottle, which I loved! With this new handheld, I could finally drink while running, and with its little pocket, I fit 3 GU cubes (which was just the right amount for this distance).

The 10 miler went well, and I ran very consistently (only had to stop for 2 lights, and with the handheld, I didn't have to walk to drink and eat), and finished it up in 1:44:46 with an average pace of 10:29/mile -- the same pace I maintained for my 9 miler last week.

After the run, I showered up and put on my Recovery Socks. I don't they're necessary for a "long" run such as this, but I figured I'd test them out. I'm wearing them right now. They remind me of the compression socks my grandfather had to wear after his open heart surgery a few years ago. Except mine are fuschia!

Hope the Running Santa was good to everyone else! I hope to catch up on your blogs later this evening.

21 comments:

teacherwoman said...

looks like some wonderful gifts! yay!

Junebug said...

i have that same bottle and love it. i only use it in the summer for my short runs though as i get REALLY tired of carrying it even though it is so small!!

great job on the 10 miler!

shellyrm said...

Great run!!

Awesome running goodies!

inmytummy said...

I have one of those water bottles and really like it.

Rio said...

I love those socks! I found them in my stocking too and got to try them out for the 1st time today. You got some great gifts!

JojaJogger said...

Great job on the 10 miler, looks like you are right on schedule for your upcoming half marathons.

Annette said...

Great gifts!!! I have the pink recovery socks and love them!! I actually even run in them sometimes.

RunningLaur said...

your 10 miles were pretty speedy - I think you're come back to running is going pretty well!

Love my handheld too. It's so nice to have water when you want it :)

d.a.r. said...

fabulous gifts and wow, great runs my dear! you are doing great!

N.D. said...

sounds like you scored! :) Great run too! I love the recovery socks, they are just fun to wear anyways!

Badgergirl said...

Great running goodies! I love those socks - that's the only kind I wear. And nice job on the 10-miler!

diana said...

I LOVE balega socks! Nice loot, enjoy!

Firefly's Running said...

Awesome gifts!!

X-Country2 said...

Great loot and a great run!

Aka Alice said...

I got some recovery socks at the Las Vegas RnR 1/2 marathon and LOVE them.

Merry (belated) xmas!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Wow, you're a running animal! Didn't get any running stuff but I didn't need any.....

Wes said...

They say if you rotate a pair of shoes, you can get an extra 100 miles out of them. I'm still rotating there pair from 2007! LOL...

Happy holidays!!

sideofsneakers said...

What great gear!

Viper said...

Nice score! Great run! Glad to see that someone out there is running. Cheers!

Heather said...

Nice stuff! And I love the pictures of Norah by the Christmas tree and her presents from your last post. So cute.

Marlene said...

Awesome gifts! Getting running gear is THE BEST! Love the pink theme. ;)

Nice job on the 10-miler.