Just got back from a sweet 6.5-kilometre run with my favourite running buddy at the Irving Nature Park.
It was also a chance for me to wear some new running gear I recently picked up during a shopping trip in Maine.
I have stayed away from the trendy Nike shoes from this point, but I couldn’t resist these fluorescent orange sneakers I picked up from the Nike outlet in Freeport. They are LunarGlide shoes, so they are sleek but they still have support. I have already tried them for some short runs, CrossFit and the gym, but this was the first run beyond 5-K. They feel light and comfortable so far. Not sure how they will be for longer distances, though.
I also purchased my first gear from Under Armour. The bright green running shirt it awesome. It’s loose, moisture-wicking and very comfortable.
The pants I’m not completely sold on. They’re compression tights with a lot of stretch. I like the wide waist band but even though I got a size small, they still seem to shuffle down just a touch when I’m running. I have to keep hiking them up. I like Lululemon pants better. But these are still cute.
We finished the run in just over 37 minutes. We thought we were going a lot faster, but those rolling hills kept us on our toes.
I managed to keep up with Mark for the whole run but he sped ahead for the last stretch. Men.
Overall, a lovely, pleasant run. Welcome back, summer!