Running on Newtons

I look terrified! I should: fitness selfies are scary! Why do people take them anyway? What purpose do they serve? I need to learn the art of images on my blog, and this is not the best submission for that!

I look terrified! I should: fitness selfies are scary! Why do people take them anyway? What purpose do they serve? I need to learn the art of images on this blog, and this is not the best submission for that!

I needed to go to the library to pick up some books that arrived for me (Through the Void! The Longest Run! A how-to on meditation!), so I decided it would be a good opportunity to do a quick and easy run to give the new Newtons a try. They feel…different. And weird. But not in a bad way. I was a lot more aware of my footfall than I’ve ever been before on this run, but I have no idea whether or not I’m running in them “correctly”. Only time will tell.

It’s gray(ish) and cold(ish) in Toronto, so I spent the afternoon reading the special Boston issue of Runner’s World (It’s really well done. I’ve cried about 5 times already and am only halfway through), then headed to the 2pm Yin-Yang class at EnergyXchange. I’m glad I got over my hatred of their website (they redesigned it, I still intensely judge all websites), because having a yoga studio 5 minutes from my house is bliss. The class itself was mediocre, but sometimes proximity trumps quality.

Have a good website. (Do what I say and not what I do, hahahaha!) It makes a world of difference.

 


The run: 3.5k in ??? (didn’t take my watch)
The route:

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2 thoughts on “Running on Newtons

  1. Andrea says:

    This post makes me laugh. I’ve been trying to do a selfie in some new running gear and they look horrible so keep getting deleted. Also – completely agree about EnergyXchange’s website. When I had a Passport to Prana last year, I kept looking at their site and couldn’t figure out when their classes were so never went!
    Good luck with the new shoes.

    • Erin says:

      I am so impressed with bloggers who do cute selfies post-work out. What is their secret?!!!!

      The EnergyXchange website is so much better, thank god! I still don’t love their classes (in general, I find their instructors to be show-offy and not helpful. Kula is my all-time fave TO studio), but they have a yoga for runners class on Thursday mornings that is pretty perfect.

      Thanks for the luck on the shoes! I’m nervous about them because they were pricey, but I also know that if running injury free is going to be a long-term thing, I should probably stop being the horrid heel-striker I am.

      PS. Congrats on the Niagara half! It looks like a fun race. And based on DailyMile stalking, I see you are doing a fall next year. DETAILS PLEASE!!!!!

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