New (Running) Toys To Play With!
Last weekend I went back to Manila to reunite with my family, to be with my significant other, and to get some new toys for myself – related to running. Look at what I got.
A new pair of New Balance 1063s, which I got from Rico for half the regular price. He said these babies had only gone 50K. Though it had its maiden voyage already, I wouldn’t miss out on his offer. It still looks good and it hasn’t gone that far yet. Besides, NB 1063s treat my feet quite well! Now I have a pair which I will use solely for road races. My other pair will be used thoroughly during my training sessions. Thanks, Rico! =)
I have thought of silly names for my running shoes: the old pair will be named Copy, while this newly acquired pair will be named Paste (IT professionals FTW). Hahaha, got the idea from an attachment I received on e-mail before. =P
A new pair of running shorts. They’re a tad shorter than the yellow shorts I frequently use, but its comfortable nonetheless. The good thing about these shorts is that they fit the takbo.ph well. Apparently, one of my fellow runners keeps on “scolding” me for wearing them yellow shorts – in my defense, they go well with my current footwear. Hahaha. But these new shorts mean worlds to me because my significant other gave this to me as a birthday present. Thank you so much, baby! Lots of hugs and love to you… I miss you and love you so much. =*
And finally, a Garmin Forerunner 305, which I got for a huge, discounted price from Doc Lyn. I have been becoming conscious about my pace lately (especially after the good time I showed during the Earth Run), that’s why I decided to get one of these. In addition, I want to improve my pace so I can set new PRs – hopefully – and it’ll tell me when to speed up or slow down when I’m running. Coolness, huh. Cheers to you, Doc Lyn! =)
(Originally I was planning to buy the Suunto t3c Running Pack, which I mentioned in a previous post. But since the opportunity to get the Garmin at a lower price was there, might as well take it!)
I gave all three a test drive last Sunday at the 1st PTAA Charity Run. In the end, I ended up having a new 10K PR. =)
To Rico, Doc Lyn, and the love of my life… thank you so much for being supportive of this addiction of mine. Can’t wait to be with all of you again when I come back to Manila. =)