Tuesday isn’t the usual day for Favorites but who’s counting? I’m loving these three things right now and got a little Monday excited to share. Here they are!
Shoes. I picked up a pair of Saucony Zealot ISO 2s last month and am really liking them right now. It took a few miles to adjust to all of the cushioning. At first I felt like my gait was a little funky and the shoes themselves were a little clunky or heavy. I definitely lose some feel of the ground in them but the comfort level is a nice trade off.
The cushioning makes them a great long run shoe while the 4mm drop doesn’t take away from the amount of work my legs have to do. Winning! I don’t think I’ll race in them since they’re so heavy but I do look forward to continuing to train in them.
Games. I’m a nerd. I Lumosity regularly and have a daily Sudoku calendar. Yes, I even let a week pile up then complete them. That said, I was excited to find this oldie when I went to clean out a closet. A present from Mom and Dad way too long ago, I’ve toted it around for years. I’m excited to be back working at it. Rush Hour presents a tactile brain challenge that doesn’t force me to stare at a computer screen. Perfect.
Fitness. With marathon training kicking off next week, I’m ready to be back in the gym. That sounds backwards doesn’t it? I like the challenge of Crossfit as a compliment to my running and enjoy the workouts. I am careful to not let my strength training have a negative effect on my important runs. That’s why I avoided this one. Even though I didn’t participate in the super hard WOD, it felt great to be back with my friends for the EOD 131 Memorial Workout Saturday. Bring on the cleans and burpees!
What are you loving right now? Any new shoes or workouts?