Marvelous is the fact that it is my last week of classes!! Wooohooo! I have one week of MBA classes, one week of exams, and then I am finished! I picked up my cap and gown last week, which was a great feeling (other than handing over the $90 to pay for it)!
Marvelous is the fun I had in New York with my family. It was an exhausting few days, but very worthwhile. I got to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge for the first time, go to Grand Central, shop, and run in Central Park!
|You HAVE to eat New York Bagels while in NYC. I had Salmon Salad on mine :)|
Love spending time with family; Me, Gina, Brenda, Jackie
|Me and my Auntie Jackie, walking across the Brooklyn Bridge|
|We had a Margherita with roasted red peppers, and a traditional with mushrooms!|
|This was honestly one of the best cookies I have ever had!|
|Day 3 in Franklin Field (notice the Philly skyline in the background)|
Athletes and coaches are banished to the upper stands
Marvelous is my athletes running well at Penn Relays! We had some really good performances this weekend; two school records. I was especially proud of the Men's 4xMile team who held their own against some of the best collegiate athletes in the country on their way to breaking the school record. I am really going to miss all my athletes next year, but these are some of the guys I have grown closest to.
|Zach Sullivan (4:13), Vince Perozze (4:08), Alfredo Santana (4:08), and Nick Ross (4:02) for their 16:33.50 school record!|
Marvelous is the little things in life; the smell of warm bread, the sun shining through your window, a good pair of socks.
Part of being a runner, is accepting that it is a sport of highs and lows. I have talked about this many times, and there are a few things in being a runner that you just cannot control; weather, sickness, freak injuries. (Check out Jan's post if you are returning from an injury)
However, there are a few things that can be controlled, and changes can be made to avoid; stomach upsets, frozen fingers, blisters. These are the things that would be embarrassing to explain as the reasoning for a bad race, but in reality, could easily affect your performance.
This is where Thorlos come in. I love my Saucony Kinvara's. They are my favorite running shoe, and great for every day training as well as racing, but some of the pairs have rubbed my heels red raw on occasions. Thorlos are a sock brand with a difference, and I have not had a blister since wearing them. Striving to be "Caretaker's of the worlds feet", they make socks for every activity to make sure your feet are comfortable in whatever shoes they are in.
Thorlos were kind enough to mail me a selection of their running socks to try, and they come in many different colors to bring some fun to the boring world of socks. Thorlos is so confident in their socks that they offer a free pair worth $14.99 by clicking HERE.
I loved these socks, and have used them multiple times without any problems. The only issue is if your shoes are a little on the tight side. I have a pair of Saucony Fast Twitch I use for racing/workouts, and the socks were just a little too thick for the shoe, leading to squished toes.
Also, on sweltering hot summer days, these may be a little too thick for every day use, but I have not come across that problem yet.
Check them out, and make sure blisters are not the only thing stopping you from performing on your race day!
I received complimentary products from Thorlos to try, but my opinions are my own.
What makes your Monday Marvelous? What do you do to prevent blisters? (I also put Vaseline on the spots that tend to rub)
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