saturday’s short run ended up becoming a fantastic speed workout, which is good for solo runs, but not for runs you originally planned to be doing alongside your partner. i’d like to apologize to both todd and his knees for being THAT running partner yesterday.
to preface, i love running with todd. when we’re out and about together, it feels like we’re on an adventure, and since we’re both approaching forty, we have the added bonus of bonding over the little aches and pains accumulated from these excursions.
to back it up a little, prior to heading out on our saturday run, i switched up my usual shoes to my neglected pair of new balance minimus running shoes. i hadn’t worn them since last fall because they were a little too minimal for me at the time. i was particularly excited to go back to them after all of the training i’d done over the winter and spring to better condition my legs. when we set off, i was feeling the perfect trifecta of adequate hydration, light legs, and pent up energy to burn.