Happy Friday! I hope that everyone had a great week 🙂 I didn’t really have any clear topic for today’s post, but was inspired by Wendy’s Loving/Not Loving post from last week. I definitely have a few things that I’m loving, and not loving this week. Let’s discuss!
Currently Loving: Brooks Bedlam Sneakers. This is the new support sneaker from Brooks and I love the look of them. They are also pretty lightweight. While I love the 2 pairs of Launch sneakers that I have, those are neutral sneakers and they aren’t good for long distance runs.
Not Loving: The $150 price tag 🙁 The most I’ve paid for a new pair of running sneakers is $100 (I always wait until they are on sale). I’m
cheap frugal, so I’ll have to wait a few months to pick these up!
Currently Loving: Berlin Marathon Winner Eliud Kipchoge! He set a new marathon world record at 2:01:39. His average pace per mile was 4:38. I honestly still cannot wrap my mind around that. It’s just unbelievable and proof that the sub 2 hour marathon is definitely a possibility.
Not Loving: This news station. While it was awesome that they covered the story, they couldn’t even be bothered to say his name. This man is a supernatural athlete that just accomplished the near impossible. I think the least they can do it learn his name and use it when reporting on the story.
Sidenote – If you’re not following @MilePosts on Twitter, you should! I love her Twitter feed.
Currently Loving: 2019 Boston Marathon Entries. My social media this week has been all about runners submitting their qualifying times, and being accepted, into the 2019 Boston Marathon. I’m just SO happy for all of them! It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to BQ and it’s great to see their dreams come true.
Not Loving: This douchebag. Not only did he cut the course and cheat to submit a BQ time, he stood by his lies and started putting blame on everyone else but himself. He even had the audacity to set up a GoFundMe page to pay for his travel to Boston! There are follow up posts on this story here, here and here. This guy is a Grade A a**hole!
Currently Loving: Fall officially starts this weekend. Although we are still dealing with humidity on some days, I’m totally looking forward to the leaves on the trees changing, cooler weather, apple picking and pumpkin everything. It’s such an awesome time of the year!
Not Loving: Early Holiday Decorations. The fact that I started seeing Christmas and Halloween decorations in AUGUST is ridiculous. I mean honestly who is buying candy two months before Halloween? I don’t buy it until the week of Halloween. If I buy it any earlier, it wouldn’t make it all the way until Halloween lol. Oh, and don’t even get me started on seeing Christmas wrapping paper and ornaments right next to the Back to School section in some stores!
Currently Loving: Racecations. Although I’m no longer getting PRs, there’s just something about a racecation that makes me fall in love with running again. Training can get a little boring, but I always love running into friends when I travel for races. It brings me a lot of joy 🙂
Not Loving: Airline Prices 🙁. While I’d love to get out to the West Coast for more races, these airline costs are killing me. Can’t we get a frequent flyer program for runners?
…and that’s it for this week!
Do you have anything that you’re loving/not loving this week?