Merry Christmas everyone! I hope Santa was generous with you all! I have a fair bit of info to post this Christmas evening, so let's get right down to it. First off, I participated in Vitamin F's Virtual 5k this afternoon at the gym. The final result was 26:44. That is about 2 minutes slower than my Thanksgiving PR but I'm okay with that. I didn't feel like stretching or warming up, in addition to fueling earlier in the day with champagne and cinnamon rolls.
I ran the 5k in my new RunLove Compression Socks from Runningskirts. I'd post a picture of me wearing them but my calves stretched the hearts out to kidney beans, ha!
Last week I finally tried out the Handful Bra that I won in Kayla's giveaway. I've been wanting one for a while, and they seem to be the hottest running item in the blogosphere this year. I'm so happy that I was able to win one, as I am pretty pleased with it. I ran it in twice and as far as function goes it was great. No chafing, no rubbing, no movement while I was running. If you know me you know that my twins are small so I wasn't sure how much a sports bra could really accent them. I was pleasantly surprised. I'm not a big fan of padding but it did its job, no uni-boob here. The only downside, and this was probably an isolated incident, is that the lining that holds the padding in place ripped at the seam. I don't know if it arrived that way or if it happened during the two times I wore it, but that was a bummer.
Rachelle Wardle of Runnning For Trevor. I don't think I need to tell you what a warm, kind, inspiring runner and writer she is. If you aren't following her already, stop reading this and go read her blog instead. Fuel and Activebands make this girl very happy! I'm so excited to try it all out, and if I'd been thinking clearly post-nap this afternoon I would have tried out the bands at the gym during the 5k. Oops. Thank you, Rachelle!!!!