|The turkey, the corn, the candles... the brick wall? I'm thankful for google image search...|
Well, we're quickly closing in on
So, in unbelievably unoriginal fashion... the things I am thankful for.
(I'm going to skip the Family/Friend/blah blah blah that you don't care about. This is just STUFF.)
- Road ID
Starting at $17.99
|Remember when Yellow Bands were the rage?|
IMO an essential bit of gear. I run and ride pretty often with no other form of identification. Even if you figure it's likely the MD's won't even look at it for your medical history (or whatever) maybe someone will call somebody who knows you. And, if you're witty enough, you might even get a chuckle out of the people helping you out.
- Izumi Pearl Wind Mitts
Around $30 (and under)
|Bright lobster claws!|
I stumbled onto these little guys on a runningwarehouse sale. It's getting cold (20°ish) here it TN and I have some real trouble keeping "comfortable" on my morning runs. Even with pretty thick gloves the wind is enough to cut through and freeze my digits. At these temps though it's kind of uncomfortable to do double wraps or really thick mitts. (sweaty hands suck too) so these things are a blessing. Lightweight, fairly warm and with a removable wind shield. My new go-to gloves for the winter.
- Short Screws
|Screw you Mizuno. (Seriously, you guys should be ashamed of the Wave Rider 14)|
Running on the trails by my house can be sketchy this time of year. Since most of it is in a low area it's not uncommon for water to stand longer than normal... of course when it's cold as sh*t outside that means random frozen spots at 5a.m. While for true "ice" running they make some products / shoes that would work better, for a varied terrain nothing beats an old pair of running shoes with some screws in the bottom. Not enough bulk to mess you up on the dry parts of the trail, but plenty of grip if you run into some ice. And, it's priced right!
|Eggnog in a Snowman mug... that's living the high life.|
All that aside, I would like to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. I'll be up early running my 5k (Turkey Trot... here's hoping for a sub 19) and then spending the rest of the day with the family and missus. Hopefully I'll be back next week with some positive results :)
|This is why we must eat all the turkey!|
Thanks so much for reading
- Christopher Morelock
Ended up with a 19:17 this morning. Good enough for 1st in M30-34 and 10th OA (out of 1500!) but not what I was going for :/
Still, it was a pretty good race, PR'd my 5k time (by 4 seconds haha)
|18° of fun. Wearing my matching sweet Adios shoes and Oakley sunglasses.|