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Friday, May 15, 2015

5 Things Friday!

Happy Friday!

I'm linking up with Clare today. Here are 5 things from my week...
1. I did something I've never done, I played tennis! I LOVED it. I had so much fun. Who knew?? I did record a little of it because I wanted to see what I looked like, and how I can improve. Main thing I learned, don't lift my leg every time I hit the ball! Here's a little video for your comic relief.
 2. I went to Wine and Canvas with James- Etta. I've always wanted to do one of these, and when I got a Groupon for it, I knew I couldn't pass it up. I am probably the WORST artist in the world. Seriously. So I wasn't sure how my painting would turn out, but it was pretty easy, and I was happy with it! 
It's easier to paint when you have a margarita

3. I had a little shoe drama this week. I've been needing new shoes for awhile, and with my half marathon coming up tomorrow, I wanted to go ahead and get some.
 So, Jeremy got me some Adidas Energy Boost. I took them out for a 3 mile run, and I knew right away that they weren't comfortable. I didn't realize how bad it was until I got back to my car and saw this. (FYI, my socks were taller, I pulled them down for the pic)
Yea, that was disappointing.
I used to run in Brooks Pure Flo's, so I should've just stuck with what I know. The grass isn't always greener.
Back to the store I went, and headed straight for the Brook's. They don't have Pure Flo, but they do have Pure Connect, and after reading some reviews, I see that they are similar to the Pure Flo's, so I came home with them.
4. Yesterday's run was wonderful!! That blister had healed up enough after a couple days, and I put a bandaid over it. My Brooks didn't bother it at all, and they felt sooo good.

This is a comparison between the Adidas and my Skechers. See how tall Adidas is compared to the other one? Somehow, that extra height just rubbed my ankles raw. But I am a happy Brooks girl again!

5. This afternoon I'm headed to Lexington for the night for the Horse Capital Half Marathon tomorrow! I usually have goals for my races, but after seeing this elevation chart, I've decided to just have fun and enjoy the scenery, because it won't be a PR! It's in the rolling hills of Lexington, so I know it'll be beautiful.

Do you like tennis?
What shoes do you run in?



  1. That elevation chart... makes me hurt just looking at it.
    That's crazy the different in height on that shoe!!!!
    PS - your video says its private so cant watch... I used to play tennis in high school & LOVED it.. with my shoulder injury, I can't play anymore. Cue Tear.

  2. I am a Saucony Kinvara girl through and through...just actually scored 2 more pairs on clearance for $50/each!!!

  3. I enjoyed your video. I like to play tennis with my two daughters. It is something you can all your life so it is a good sport to work on. I paint on canvas. Best wishes on your race tomorrow.

    1. That's so awesome that you're a painter! Thank you Mark. :)

  4. i had to get new socks when i switched shoes because i got a blister as well. now that i wear those socks, i'm as good as gold. your painting looks fabulous - i love doing those wine and paint nights but i am not good at it AT ALL. lol have a good weekend!

  5. Good luck!!! I am planning on doing the Runner's World Hat Trick this fall.

    1. Thanks Iva! I seriously want to run that one sometime. It looks so neat!

  6. Oh no! That blister! I just tried on the adidas boost and I didn't love them. And I immediately felt guilty that I was trying anything other than Brooks. So I didn't buy them. But I don't like the new ghost series, which is what I currently have, so am looking into other options with Brooks.

    1. That's interesting that you didn't love them either. Lol! I was the same way, I'm sorry Brooks!!
      I've never tried the ghost. You should try the Pure line, I love them!

  7. That is a crazy elevation chart - I think just have fun is a great goal.

  8. I love tennis - wish I could play it more often but just don't have much time anymore. Ouch on the shoes but hope you did great at the half! When I was fitted at the running store, they put me in Sauconys and that's all I've ever been in. I found out that my Sauconys and Belaga socks are my must-haves for comfort.

    1. I did good at the half, and my new Brooks worked wonderful! I'm so glad you found shoes that work for you. I've never been fitted for shoes, but Brooks have always worked for me. More so than any other shoe!


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