Friday, November 30, 2012

Running and Fun For Friday - Fitness Wish List

Oddly Good Run
I ended up making Wednesday a rest day. I wasn't necessarily feeling any worse, but decided to just give my body a break. This meant I had time to get to the grocery store. Not the most exciting thing on a Wednesday evening, but necessary.

Today was a long long work day. I was looking forward to getting in a run, but was still feeling stuffy and lots of drainage. I went ahead and went for it, meeting my running partner at her office at 4:45 for our usual route.

I remember to bring my blinking light this evening since we got stuck in the dark on Tuesday. I should have brought the headlamp she got me actually. We ended up with a great 6-mile run. I have no idea how I did it, but I managed an 8:38 pace.

The only downfall (other than really choking on snot and not having water) was dodging lots of traffic and almost getting hit by drivers totally not paying any attention, dodging meandering pedestrians, random potholes, and then a Doberman that darted straight at us. Good times.

Well, it was good times in the end. It was a great run, and I really enjoyed the company. "A" and I have so much in common and so much to talk about. Sometimes it's hard to stop the run because we're just visiting.

Fun For Friday - My Fitness Christmas List
Speaking of running, I thought it would be very appropriate to share some items on my Christmas Wish List. This would be the fitness portion of the "wants" of course. Though, I might say some of the items are needs, like cycling gear now that I have a bike and the Nightlife gear for running and safety.

Love Nightlife products for their visibility. Need a short sleeved.
I only have a few pairs of running tights.
I have a black/yellow long sleeved, I think the pink would just be fun.
Source

I'm obsessed with my compression socks now. I am sort of living in them.
Saucony Arm Warmers
Arm warmers are so handy on those iffy-weather days. 

Kettlebells & workout DVDs - I miss my kettlebell workouts I was doing at the gym.

Cycling tights & jerseys (no brand in particular - recommendations welcome) - I only have a pair of shorts and gloves. So tights, jerseys that sort of thing is really needed now.

Running glasses - Mine are terribly scratched so these are a need.

Bike trainer (now that I have a bike, had wanted spin bike)

Ok, that's a partial list. What's on your fitness wish list? Any favorite brands?