I had a couple new gizmos to try out on this treadmill run which gave me something to look forward to. I was looking at the mileage on my couple pairs of Asics Kayano 14s and I figured it might be time to break out my brand new Kayano 15s that I picked up at the WDW marathon expo. What isn’t readily apparent on the picture is that they have changed up the lacing system on the shoe. The bottom of the laces are offset, so rather than centred over the toe box it is closer to the big toe. I’m not sure how this will work out when I swap out the regular laces for my Yankz, but it is an interesting concept. I guess it is supposed to help relieve pressure from…somewhere..?? I can’t remember what the shoe salesman told me. Anyhow, they felt pretty comfortable so the Kayano still remains my absolute favourite shoe.
Second up, I had a brand new playlist on my iPod to listen to. And new music is definitely a good way to get fired up for the treadmill:
- Flo Rida – Right Round (I blame this song choice on this America’s Best Dance Crew routine)
- Franz Ferdinand – No You Girls
- V Factory – Love Struck (I have no good excuse for this song, other than it is rather catchy. But it sounds so boy band…)
- Pitbull – I Know You Want Me (this song reminds me of when I lived in Laredo, TX for some reason)
- Kevin Rudolph – Welcome to the World
The Kevin Rudolph song is the BEST workout song ever! This got me running so quickly that I had to keep bumping the speed up to avoid running into the front of the treadmill. And yeah…I was totally lip syncing along. So if you were at one of the Y’s in Calgary and saw some girl on the treadmill lip syncing like a nut and wearing gray shorts and a pink top…that was me. 3.21 miles done in 30 minutes, and it felt like I could have kept going and going…
I had another cool gizmo I was trying out, but I’ll tell you about that later once I’ve played with it more.
After the run was done I ran through some abs, foam rolling and stretching. I think the foam in the rollers at the gym have lost a little bit of structural integrity. I’m guessing this is the case because I didn’t want to whimper like a little puppy while I was rolling my IT band tonight and I’m sure it hasn’t gotten that much better.
Alright, time for me to head to bed since I have a 4:30 wake up and a 5:30 date at the pool in the morning!