March 10, 2011

three things thursday

1. New Shoes - After consulting with my Running Advisory Committee about the fact that I realized on my easy run on Monday that I was in desperate need of new shoes, I went to JackRabbit after work and explained my situation: I'm less than 2 weeks out from my next half-marathon and I don't think I'll be able to run it in the shoes I have now. I've been wanting to try out a different pair of shoes for awhile but thought I would be able to make it through the NYC Half...nope. After a gait analysis and an oh so friendly sales guy who brought me 100 different pair of shoes to try on, I decided to stick with my guns and buy my regular old Nike Pegasus shoes...except this time, they came in bright colors! So, behold and meet the PRINs (PR-in) because these babies are gonna bring me a sweet, glorious PR in New York City next weekend!

2.  Spring Break - Spring break starts tonight! Unfortunately, I have a long day ahead of me that includes being at work, an event at work, lunch with a potential travel buddy, physical therapy, class until 9:15,hitting the gym for the run that I couldn't wake up for missed this morning and packing and them I'm off to Texas in the morning! I'm going camping tomorrow night and I can't wait to just be in Texas and be with my family and relax all week...along with trying to drag my 16-year-old sister running with me...we'll see how that goes! I can't wait to run in shorts next week!

3. New Jersey Marathon Festival - I'm very close to signing up for the New Jersey Half-Marathon. I've been thinking about if for about a week now and I think I'm definitely going to do it. It's a beautiful course and my uncle lives on the race route so it would be really easy to get to. I'm also trying to convince Emily to do it. I think that if she signs up for it and I sign up for a triathlon, we'll be even. This race is exactly 8 weeks after NYC (and 6 weeks after the Cherry Blossom) so I think I'll be in good shape for but I 'm worried about injury. Is that too much too soon? Anyone have experience running close races like this?

That's this week's Three Things Thursday!
Next time you hear from me, I'll be writing from the Lone Star State!


  1. I am very excited about the NYC half! It is a training run for me so time isn't the is.
    Sweet kicks.

  2. Tee hee I'm on your running advisory committee! :) Have a great spring break chica!!! Take lots of pics and enjoy that warmer weather for us!

  3. Proud member of your Running Advisory Committee here, definitely thinking about the NJ race...I even mentioned it to the bf as a possible half for him.

    I LOVE the name of your new shoes. They've definitely got a massive PR in them!

  4. I can't wait until I'm a posh enough runner that I can get shoes just for me. And not the acics they sell at the shoe carnival.

    One day.

  5. I feel like you are one wel traveled lady<3 Have fun!! I'm getting new running shoes too!!

  6. Don't you just love new running shoes! - I'm an Asics girl through and through.

    Enjoy Spring break and a little time relaxing with family... and the warm weather!


  7. What whaaaat! I'm glad the girls and I convinced you that new shoes were a good idea!

  8. I'm an Asics girl personally, but color is nice. Luckily, Asics has red, my favorite color!

    Sounds like you have a great break planned! Everyone loves Texas! :)

  9. Wow, good luck with the training! That's amazing. Have fun in Texas. I'm a Texas girl myself. It's good to be home ;)

    Hope you have a wonderful Friday!

    That Girl in Pearls

  10. Have fun on your trip back here to Texas! I'm actually headed to New York with my wife next week for a long birthday weekend.

  11. New shoes are amazing! I am personally a Brooks Adrenaline kind of gal, and am slowly working my way back into running after a serious/crippling bout of plantar fasciitis. I love reading your blog! I just nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award!

  12. I'm so excited for you! I will anxiously await hearing about your next half-marathon; your new shoes are sure to bring you good luck and a new PR! :)

    I hope you are enjoying your Spring Break and quality family time!


  13. I am going to TX for the first time next week for spring break - AUSTIN! I cannot wait!

  14. Love your new shoes! I'm a big Asics fan myself, but I really need some new running shoes. I need to really be fitted for some, have a gait analysis, all that stuff that smart people like you do. Because right now the plan is just walk into Rack Room, find some decent Asics on sale, and roll with it. Not the smartest.

    Can't wait to hear about Texas! And camping! I am trying SO HARD to get my FH to take me camping and he won't hear of it because he thinks I'm too much of a princess. Must fix this soon.

  15. GOOD LUCK on your race and CONGRATS on your new shoes. :P It's the little things in life... (side note:) If you're ever looking for a guest blogger I'm your gal! Check out my blog and follow me back! Cheers!
    - Liz


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