The weather forecast had been reporting heavy rain for Saturday for quite a while, and as a result when I went to bed on Friday night while listening to the rain dripping from the roof of our house I decided again running a 5K in muddy trail the next day. I originally wanted to do this 5K which raises money for the cystic fibrosis foundation. I'm still sad that I didn't get to do it since it's the one event that really propelled me into running. But I hate mud and I don't like rain and at the end of the day, it really doesn't matter.
I woke up the next day (almost noon) to the most beautiful day I've seen in a while. Clear sky, few clouds, nice breeze. I'm never trusting the weather forecast again. I got up, tried on new shoes, and went for the longest run I've done so far.
Last week I talked about getting a new pair of running shoes. I decided on a pair of Brooks Dyad 7 for its wide mid foot and its sale on Zappos. I got the shoes on Thursday and had been dying to try them for two days. On Saturday I finally got the chance.
When I put them on they somehow felt tighter than I thought. I didn't quite get the same feel while trying them on at the store, but even with the thinnest socks I was nervous when I put my foot in. Perhaps the laces were more loosened at the store so my feet had an easier time. I tried to do a few extra loops with the laces to prevent my heel from slipping but the laces became too short, so in the end I had to compromise a bit. They felt loose but snug, I had enough room in the front between the shoes and my toes, and after running for 7 miles they still feel fine and my feet were happy. I guess I will keep them for the long haul.