Head for the Cure 5K Race Report

Nice morning for a race

I ran the Head for the Cure 5K at West Park in Carmel, IN, yesterday. It was a nice little race with 163 runners in the timed event and several hundred more in the untimed event that were participating for the charity aspect. The event was to benefit the American Brain Tumor Association. It was rather timely because yesterday afternoon my mom told me that one of my dad’s high school friends had been given a couple weeks to live due to a brain tumor.

Two complaints about the race. The first was that the . . . → Read More: Head for the Cure 5K Race Report

New shoes – Brooks PureCadence from Hola Bird Sports

Since I’m so thrifty, I don’t usually order shoes when they’re brand new. I wait until the new version is out and then order them for a hefty savings – normally under $80 I’d say. Preferably closer to $60. So I’m not the greatest source for the latest and greatest shoes. I’ve been wanting to try shoes with a lower heel to toe drop to help encourage a more mid-foot strike as I’m running. That’s why I was trying the Saucony Guide & Ride, but it seems like my feet just don’t fit in Saucony shoes. The 12.5 Guide was . . . → Read More: New shoes – Brooks PureCadence from Hola Bird Sports

Lost another 1.6 pounds; returned the Rides

Weighed in on Friday and found I had lost another 1.6 pounds. I should be happy, but I’m slightly disappointed. I’ve lost over 30 pounds in just under 4 months on Weight Watchers. Anyone would be pleased by that, except for me. I should have lost 35 or 40! I didn’t exercise enough… I drank too much beer… ate too many bananas… Just the way I am, I guess. Always wanting better and never knowing how to get to it. But, hey, I have lost 30 pounds in just under 4 months. My pants almost fall off of me and . . . → Read More: Lost another 1.6 pounds; returned the Rides

Saucony Guide 5 and SOLE Softec insoles

I’m trying to get my running back on track by wearing my Saucony Guide 5 shoes with SOLE Softec Response footbeds.

The Saucony Guide 5 is last year’s model of the Guide that I’ve had for about 9 months now, but never really used. The first pair seemed to get some fast treadwear and it was almost at the midsole after 60 miles. Fortunately, Saucony replaced them for free but I never really ran in the replacement pair. They’re a moderate stability shoe and have been pretty comfortable so far. I did have to go a half size up from . . . → Read More: Saucony Guide 5 and SOLE Softec insoles