Last week Austin hosted a big convention called The Running Event, and it was all about running (duh). My co-workers and I were lucky enough to be put on the list to the Saucony (a running brand/manufacturer) party. They also happen to be the company who designs the shoes I like to run in – Saucony Mirage.
To be honest, I had completely forgotten about the party but decided after core class that I would go with the crew, still in my workout gear, to check it out. And I am so glad I did (for several reasons…)
- There were Olympians there, and I got to meet them, take pictures, dance and get their autographs.
- They were giving away free shoes. Saucony shoes. Saucony Mirage shoes. It was perfect, like the running gods were smiling down on me for socializing. After the St. Jude Half Marathon I was due for another pair and how great that they were FREE!
I can’t wait to get out there today and put some miles on these pink babies. Nothin’ like clean new shoes waitin’ to get dirty! Plus, if I run farther than 1.2 miles I’ll reach my 1,000 miles for the year goal!
It’ll be a short and quick run because of finals material but looking forward to stretching the legs out after yesterday’s brutal hilly half. Plus, winter arrived last night and I’m excited to have some cold air in my lungs again 🙂