How was your weekend? After my death-tastic running attempt on Thursday morning (followed by another 4.5 mile run at the Road Runner Sports adventure run on Thursday night), I was exhausted. Literally, exhausted. I was talking to this guy on the way home from the adventure run when I realized I had worked out 7 days in a row. Well, shit. No wonder I felt so worn out! I decided to bail on Crossfit on Friday, as well as my 11-miler on Saturday. I just didn’t have the energy, and I’m not stupid enough to push it. Instead, I did some shopping, saw the new Warren Miller ski film at the Boulder Theater, and hung out with some Columbia peeps that are in town. I even followed that revelry up with some rock climbing at the climbing gym on Sunday. Not too shabby, right?
|Seriously, love the crew at Columbia. They are so nice!|
Speaking of shopping, let’s talk flashing lights! I went to the RRSports VIP Black Friday sale on Friday night and scored some new running tights! I’ve needed a new pair for a bit but hadn’t quite decided on which ones would work best for me. However, once the sales lady explained the technology behind the RRS Night Watch tights, I was sold. Not only do they have a little pink block around the ankles (naturally, I was drawn to the neon pink!), but they also have small strips of LED lighting that run down the side of the calves. Normally, I wouldn’t be too impressed by light-up tights, but you know what? I almost got hit by a car on Thursday!
True story, my friends, although it wasn’t anything major. We were running down the street during the adventure run when we reached an intersection. I had the ‘walk signal’ so I kept running through the crosswalk. Unfortunately, a car taking a left turn didn’t see me and turned directly into me. Luckily, I am like a ninja and did a fancy jump-leap to hop over the bumper towards the sidewalk, and nothing happened. However, it led to a conversation afterwards about runner safety at night. Sound familiar? I was wearing reflective clothing AND a wicked bright headlamp, but that didn’t do much to make me visible from the side angle. We noticed that all of our reflective clothing and shoes were nice and flashy from the front and back, but not so much from the side. Silly, right?
|Colorado sunsets are gorgeous…..but dark. Imagine that?!|
Anyway, after that experience, the Night Watch tights seemed like the perfect answer. I wasn’t sure if the tiny battery pack would be comfortable, but I don’t really notice it….plus, I won’t get hit by cars hopefully! I’ll give ‘em a test run over the next few weeks and snag some fancy, flashy-light photos for y’all!
Guess what else? I have some exciting news that I’ve been keeping secret! I’m headed to Boston this Thursday to visit Reebok headquarters in Canton, Massachusetts! I received my flight information last week, and could not be any more excited.
|Better believe my RealFlex Fusion TR shoes will be coming. LOVE the neon orange!|
The details of the event are still under lock-and-key, but I am so thankful to both FitFluential and Reebok for the opportunity. Plus, I can’t wait to meet a few of my fave bloggers in real life. Here’s to hoping I can fool them into liking me in person!