Every season there are a few running things that I really fall in love with so I thought I’d share my current go-to items today. It’s not surprising that they are all adidas because I have recently become obsessed with the brand, even before I was selected to be an ambassador for the #HereToCreate campaign.
ULTRA BOOSTS. This is my fourth pair of these shoes and I know I sound like a parrot right now but they are the best running shoes I have ever worn in my entire life. I bought myself two pairs last year and I think I’m going to have to retire them both pretty soon because I’ve put quite a few miles on them. Sport Chek graciously sent me this awesome new colourway which I believe is exclusive to them. I haven’t seen them at the adidas store yet and I’m not sure if they’re going to get them. I also really love these ones but it looks like they are sold out in my size. I was talking to some of the girls last week when I did my first #HereToCreate workout and told them that what I love most about the ultra boosts is that you can wear them for a long run right out of the box. They are so unbelievably comfortable and require no breaking in. I’ve turned a few people onto ultra boosts (hello, Robin!) and they’ve had nothing but good things to say. If they ever discontinue this shoe, I will quit running. Ha okay maybe not quit…but I’ll be really sad.
HIGH RISE TIGHTS. These feel like a second skin when you put them on. I got them in the black on black a few months ago and was just recently sent the black and white ones. The thing I like most about these tights is the high waist. You can literally run a million miles and do backflips in these and they will. not. budge. I don’t know about you but the worst thing for me is running and having to hike up my tights/shorts constantly. It’s distracting and uncomfortable. These ones stay up and make you feel like you’re not even wearing pants. The best. Because who actually likes wearing pants? Not me.
The V TEE. This is sold out in the heather grey but they do still have it in heather black. The fabric is a poly/cotton blend so not idea for running but it’s super soft and perfect to throw on top of a sports bra after a workout.
Aaaaaand I didn’t state any goals that I have for this season yet. I was so focused on the start of my ultra training that I didn’t really think about anything else. Considering I’ll be done work next month, I will have a lot more time on my hands to do things that I usually “forget” to do (like foam rolling after my morning runs because I have to scramble to get to work). So here we go. Let’s talk about them goals.
- FOAM ROLL. I’m already up to 38 miles/week and my mileage is just going to increase from here on. Foam rolling and stretching are two things that I completely suck at. There are about a million things I would rather be doing but I know this is important, now more than ever. This is always one of my goals at the start of a new cycle and I never stick to it as much as I should.
- Continue attending #HereToCreate classes on Thursday nights and incorporate at least one more strength/cross training workout per week.
- Hit up some trails! It’s been almost four weeks of training and I haven’t run a trail once. Considering the Golden Ultra involves trail running for three days in a row, I should probably get some experience on a surface other than road/sidewalk.
- Experiment with different fuel. I’ve just ben taking 1-2 gels on my long runs but when race day comes, I know I won’t be wanting to rely solely on gels. Since my Saturday runs are getting longer, I’m going to start running a bit slower and eating different “real” foods while I run to see what I like/don’t like.
I think that’s it for now! I hope you have an awesome Friday and weekend!
This post is sponsored by Sport Chek, who is always so supportive of me and my goals!