Thursday, March 11, 2010

Three Things Thursday

1. It is that time of year when I get the urge to do SPRING CLEANING!!  I just want to go through all my stuff and throw out anything that I don't need! I want to de-clutter!   

2. I bought new shoes!  I stuck with Asics but I bought women's shoes instead of my usual mens.  I had the Men's Nimbus 10s and I LOVE them but the women's Nimbus 11s are 124 dollars!!  So I opted for the regular Gel something or other for 64 dollars.  I did buy the wide shoes instead of the regular because I think I had regular women's before and that probably contributed to my hip problems.  After 5+ years of running, I finally got my shoe type down (hopefully!)

3. Oh Hello Spring! Thanks for showing up this morning for my run!  The temperature was in the 40s, the birds were chirping, and the sun almost came up while I was out!  I did 4 slow miles and hopefully I will be able to get out for a second run after work since it is supposed to be a high of 60F!!!

Did you run today?  HAPPY THURSDAY!

27 comments:

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

hope the shoes work out for you and that you get that second run in! Spring is almost here!

The Happy Runner said...

Yay for spring running! I hope to get out this afternoon, too.

Lisa said...

Congrats on getting out for your run this morning! Hope it doesn't take long to break in the new shoes!

Staci Dombroski said...

I am running this afternoon. I am so excited because this will be my first spring as a runner. It should be nice. I am so done with the winter time!!

RunningLaur said...

Glad it's warming up for you!
Good luck with the shoes too. If the cheaper ones don't work out for some reason, the Asics Landreth may be a good option - they are nice and soft, neutral and love wide feet, just 99 bucks. Just as a back up :)

Kim said...

Hooray Spring!!!!!!!!!!!!

Teamarcia said...

Ah yes spring cleaning, I've still got boxes to drop off.
Isn't the break in weather wonderful? It was 46 (foggy and rainy) and heavenly yesterday when I ran.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Wow $64.. I often wonder if I could just run in the cheapos and would have the same result as the $100++ pairs? Worth a try I think..

And Mens vs Womens, I wonder if there is much of a difference??

marathonmaiden said...

SPRING CLEANING. yup definitely need to start doing that. my room is a messsssss :)

and sweet deal on the shoes. i need wides too because i have yeti sized feet hahah

Marlene said...

I'm with you on spring cleaning! I think I need to set aside an entire weekend!

YAY spring! Enjoy your double-day... who can resist?

I'll br running tonight in the lingering daylight.

Mary said...

I will be getting a (wet) run in later tonight, but really want to start running in the morning, but I have said that for like 10 years!! ;) I have to get going on my milage! Doh!

runnernic.com said...

yay for new kicks!

I hate that running shoes are so expensive. I didnt get the nimbus and opted for the cheaper pair too. So far i'm happy! :)

The Laminator said...

Awesome new shoes! Will be getting my run on later in the afternoon. Rock on!

Rio said...

Have fun with your new shoes! Good job on getting your run done today. I may have to do mine on the treadmill today, but that's okay as long as I do it!

Jon Gilchrist said...

LOOOOOVE new shoes...and LOOOOOOOOVE spring time...and when they join and have a love child and it's spring-shoes time....I need a cigarette..hahaha

objectsevents said...

yay! that's why i did doubles yesterday, too!!

and hope those shoes work out well for you, sounds like it is a great fit :) i'm still questing for my perfect fit.

Suzy said...

New shoes are so much fun! I hope you were able to get out and enjoy the great weather.

Jeri said...

oh man I've gotten the spring cleaning itch too! feels so good to purge crap out of your life. :) I have 3 garbage bags of stuff to go to the goodwill and I'm only 1/2 way done!

yay for new running shoes! I hope they work out for you. :D

Amy said...

Yay for spring!! I was loving the warm weather we were having in my part of the world last week!

Good luck with the new shoes!

Jill said...

Sweet deal on the shoes - yay!!
Still chilly in Denver...really need spring to come!!

Ms. V. said...

can you come & do my spring cleaning?

teacherwoman said...

I am ready to spend next weekend cleaning and de-cluttering myself. What a great way to jump into Spring!

no run for me today... a REST day here!

Molly said...

I have been in such a good mood all week because the weather has been nice! I'm actually heading to your neck of the woods this weekend for the parade, hope the weather holds!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I did not run today. :( But I did have my first PT appt. It went well. He sent me home w/ some exercises to do to strengthen my hips/gluts/hamstrings. hopefully I will be back to running in a month or so! For now I am biking, swimming, and running on the elliptical!

Badgergirl said...

I love the Nimbus, but they didn't have any when I went to get shoes so I got the Cumulus. So far they're working out.

Spring cleaning, yeah, that needs to get done here too.

Glenn Jones said...

Yea! Happy spring! Have the daffodils shown up yet?

Alisa said...

I never thought to try men's shoes. My feet are pretty big for a chica (size 11.5).

Happy spring. It was spring for a day here and is back to CRAP--rain, wind, cold.