Last night I did something that I haven’t done since last year…I met up with some friends for a group run! My MRTT Chapter was graciously hosted by Charm City Run in Timonium last night and although it was sparsely attended – I’m thinking because people are still a little gun shy about the weather with it being so cold for so long (and rainy for the past week), plus the fact that it was in the middle of the week – I had a blast with some awesome ladies. We kicked it off with a 3 mile run and then back to the store for some snacks, wine, and great conversation. I’m already so excited to do something like this again!
Unfortunately for my wallet, I can’t go into Charm City Run without leaving with SOMETHING. This time it was shoes. Because I apparently need new shoes again. My friend told me last night that I have “isshoes” and I don’t think I’m in a position to argue with that.
Aren’t they beautiful? (Is anyone else weird like me and think that running shoes are “beautiful”?) They are Brooks Pure Cadence 4 and I knew as soon as I saw them on the wall that I was in big trouble. And then I tried them on and hopped on the treadmill for a minute and yeah…just take my money. They make my feet feel so fast, just like my beloved Pure Connect, and are a very smooth ride. I took them out for a slow run/walk this morning, but I can’t wait to wear them when I can work on speed again.
I arrived home with a bag of shoes to another big surprise. The amazing Mr. Salt had been working on putting together my inversion table for me! YAY IT CAME!!
At first he had a lot of bolts and screws left over which obviously made me a little nervous, but he got it all figured out. I hope my family doesn’t mind that this is going to be living room furniture for the next week as I watch my upside down baseball games in the evenings. I gave it a go twice. It’s very easy to use and the first time I flipped I experienced the familiar feeling of my low back muscles decompressing, just like I had at aerial yoga. It was marvelous.
The flipping back process has to be done a lot more slowly, both because a ton of blood rushes to my head and I’m not trying to pass out and also I have to let my back reset a little bit. It feels kind of terrible at first, but after a few minutes it’s much better. I plan on doing this every day for the next week and beyond because not only does it seem to help, but it’s pretty darn fun.
All in all, an AWESOME Wednesday! If anyone who reads my blog happens to be in the Baltimore area, you are more than welcome to join up with my MRTT Group! You don’t have to be a mom to hang with us! We are hoping to get many more fun events and group runs planned for the summer. We had some great brainstorming over our wine and cheese.
Do you like going on group runs? Anyone else get new shoes lately? Have you ever tried an inversion table?