Running Scenery and Essentials

I went on a leisurely 3 mile run yesterday in downtown St. Pete.

They’re setting up for this weekend’s St. Anthony’s Triatholon!

Pretty bathing birdy.

Lots of cute doggies at the dog park.

I may never use another treadmill ever again.

I tried to take it easy for this run. I think my body needs a little break from training. This was the first time my knees bothered me a little bit. And I definitely should have worn my compression sleeves as my shins started to yell at me half way through.

I don’t always wear them, but usually do when I run for 3 or more miles. I haven’t noticed a huge difference when wearing them…I still feel the shin splits, but they’re a lot more bearable with the sleeves.

Another essential I have become attached to…

my new Spibelt! It didn’t work well yesterday. The shorts I was wearing cause my shirt to ride up, which also made my Spibelt ride up. But all other times it has stayed put perfectly. I love it. I bought a cheap iPhone holder arm band at Walmart and used that for a while, but I really do prefer this. My arms are free and whichever arm I put the band on always felt gross and sometimes chafed…eck.

In my last post I forgot to mention all the goodies that I got in the IronGirl swag bag.

Ended up throwing a lot away but the food goodies and coupons were definitely appreciated. Props to the volunteers during race packet pick up too…everything was well-organized and even though there were a lot of people it didn’t take me long at all to get my bib, bag and shirt.

I finally got my butt to a yoga class Tuesday and it hurt so good. Also still loving being back at Fit for Fashion! The classes are totally kicking my butt.

Where do you like to run?

2 thoughts on “Running Scenery and Essentials

  1. Congrats on your 5k finish! I found your blog over on the TBLB facebook. I’m jealous of all you StPete runners. I have to drive about 15 minutes to run anywhere with water/scenic, otherwise I’m just running around the neighborhoods.

    • Thanks Beka! Don’t worry I’m not that lucky…I have to drive about 10 minutes to get to downtown to run. Sometimes I run around my neighborhood but the waterfront is much more scenic!

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