Love my new pink and green speedsters!

Love my new pink and green speedsters!

I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the Latin word, mara, which means bitter, is the first two syllables of my next big race. This week has been bitterly cold and trying to get out and run has been a challenge. This week I managed one outdoor 10k AT NIGHT IN THE SNOW! Even though it was supposed to be a tempo run, the silver lining to the snow is that it’s just too slippery to run that fast. So my run club took it easy, 10k in 1:04min. Not half bad!

New shoes were in order this week to keep me motivated (and to prevent my big toe nail from falling off again, but that’s another story!). Love the Mizuno Waverunners, I’ve a penchant for the brand as my first pair of spikes back in the track and field days were Mizunos. Of course these would help me feel speedy!

I love them, they are nice and roomy in the toe box and I feel the support in the heel, yet it’s a really light and kinda minimal shoe. Mostly I like the colours though. I’m counting on these babies to get me through 16k of LSD this morning! That’s long, slow, distance run for y’all out there that that aren’t familiar with these bitter workouts.