We spent the weekend in Palm Desert, CA for my sister-in-law's wedding. It was a great time... such a beautiful setting and of course it was so good to see all the family and catch up!
Saturday I had my long run of the week (6 miles). I ended up running a little closer to 6.5 miles at a 10:30 average pace. It was a little hilly around the area where we stayed, which was great training for me since we have a lot of flat running spots around here. When I got out the door to run it was a brisk 55 degrees. It felt soooo good to run in the cold again, I love it!
Gorgeous views for a run! It warmed up pretty quickly late morning once that sun was up.
Look at that pastry case! Their orange scone is to die for! Just sayin. ;)
I'd never gone to a blow dry bar before and thought this would be a perfect weekend to try it out, that way I wouldn't have to worry about doing my own hair before the wedding and I could enjoy the day much longer. It takes me so long to blow out and curl my own hair, I really need to work on that. I also really need to get more miles and pastries in so I'll just focus on that. Hehe.
I found this cute little spot online and called earlier in the week to make an appointment. I loved the simple design inside and the fresh color scheme. They had a t.v. on each side of the hair stations with 'Say Yes to the Dress' playing on a constant roll. I forgot how much I loved that show. I kind of got out of it after our own wedding (after so much planning, I was kind of over wedding stuff for awhile) but it really is an entertaining show.
They also served up a little bubbly.
Last night Alli bear and I joined in a group run at one of our local running stores. We had wanted to run with them for awhile but just never did. I saw online yesterday that Saucony would be there doing a shoe demo with their newest models and we were really excited to try them out.
For our 4 mile run, I tried the Tribute and Alli bear tried the Omni. She over pronates a bit and she absolutely loved the Omnis. I am a neutral runner but didn't care for the Tributes. I liked the feel when I first tried them on but could tell about a half mile into the run that I wasn't into the fit. The heel is much boxier than that on my Mizunos and I felt that my stride just didn't flow in them. They seemed like a great shoe, just not for me. I would love to try out a different model of Saucony at some point.
My knee started killing me halfway through the run, so today I just took it easy and had a rest day. Tomorrow back to another 3 miler!
- Did you do anything extra fun this weekend?
- What is your favorite running shoe?
Mizuno Wave Rider 16 is my most favoritest, comfiest shoe I've ever had. I have them in two colors and pray they'll make them in more. ;)