This weekend I managed to discover another new spot to run (in my current expedition for uncharted running territory!). I had heard a few friends mention Warwick City Park, so we decided to make a family trip there yesterday afternoon.
When we got there, I found a nice, albeit very hilly 2.5 mile loop that follows the water. It was beautiful and very shaded—perfect for a warm afternoon run. It was nice getting a little hill workout in with my normal run!
In addition to running, one of my other favorite activities is getting new running gear! After about 9 months of love, my Merrell Pace Gloves started showing some signs of wear, as in the outer sole that was separating from the upper (on the toe box). As much as I love these shoes, I didn’t feel like they had enough wear in them for the separation to be happening so soon.
Since we are REI members, all I had to do was take my shoes in and exchange them for a new pair! I love REI for a lot of reasons, and their 100% satisfaction guarantee is definitely one of them. If you are a member, you don’t even have to keep your receipts! I was a very happy camper today walking out of our local REI with a brand new pair of Merrell Pace gloves.
In terms of training, this week of running will bring more acclimation to my very minimalist running shoe transition. I haven’t gone further than 4 miles to date and you know what? I love it! I do a have a little soreness here and there from using different muscles, but I am listening to my body and plugging along.