1. Happy Cinco de Mayo, everybody! Future hubs cooked us a delicious dinner of chicken fajitas, which paired quite well with strawberry-rhubarb wine from Winehaven Winery and Vineyard in Chisago City, MN. Yum!
2. I tested out a pair of Vibram FiveFingers. I bought a pair of Vibram FiveFingers KSO at REI several weeks ago (because I had a coupon!) and took them out for the first time on Tuesday evening. It was such a gorgeous evening, I couldn't resist! My pace was considerably slower (for me) while running in them (anywhere from a 10:00-10:30 minute per mile pace), but I liked how light they were on my feet and how lightly and quickly my feet hit the ground while wearing them. Running in them felt effortless.
My calves are now screaming bloody murder at me, due to DOMS and the fact that I was using my calf muscles a lot more than I usually do. I was tempted to wear them for the Medtronic TC 1 Mile next Thursday instead of vying for that PR, but I think I'll attempt the PR instead. My legs need to get used to the VFFs more before I use them for a race.
Future hubs also recently bought a pair of VFFs. You can read about his experience HERE.
3. Speaking of the TC 1 Mile, I got an e-mail blast from Twin Cities in Motion today announcing that Ryan Hall and his wife, Sara, would be running the race.
You can read the press release HERE.
I'm so stoked! Ryan Hall is one of my favorite American distance runners and I'm excited to see him vying for the win and a sub-4 mile. Even if I don't PR, seeing Ryan run will make the whole race worth it for me. :)
Do you have a favorite distance runner?
I like Hall (as mentioned before) and Kara Goucher. Kara is originally from Minnesota. :)