my running adventures – barefoot or otherwise
Yes, it HAS taken its time to get to me, but I think you’ll agree it was worth the wait!
For those of you not up to speed on my new found status as a Strava Ambassador, please check out this post to find out how it all started.
So, without further ado, let me show off my brand new Strava Ambassador running tops that came in the post earlier this week!
The reason for the delay? Well, apparently when they shipped the first set of kit, they sent it incorrectly, so that it ended up in a big black box when it first arrived in the country. I’d love to know what else goes into this big black box!! It seemed to take a lot of investigating to work out that this had happened.
So, aside from the photographs, let me just break down for you what goodies came in the post earlier this week:
A Pearl Izumi running vest
A Pearl Izumi short sleeved technical t-shirt
A Pearl Izumi long sleeved technical t-shirt with zip neck
They also sent me four more ‘jersey bins‘ that are basically small hand-held transparent plastic wallets to keep your phone and keys in and safe from water.
I’m pretty chuffed, because now I have some awesome-looking running gear! Having said that, I’m a tad disappointed the tops didn’t come with matching shorts and/or socks so I was entirely clad in Strava Ambassador loveliness! Maybe I’m asking a bit much there though.
Depending on what the weather decides to do, I’ll be running in one of the tops at the 10-mile race I have a week today, decked out with my short Nike running shorts (not the ones in the picture above) and my trusty Saucony Fiyas to hopefully glide my way to my goal time of anything under an hour (which is seeming more and more unrealistic the closer I get to the race!)
Tonight my sister and her husband are coming to stay for the weekend and I’ll get the opportunity to share parkrun with her for the first time. I’m praying the weather is as nice tomorrow as it has been today! And yes, I will be wearing one of my new Strava Ambassador tops for this too!
The goal for me for tomorrow is to run a 5k pb and to make it a pb under 18 minutes. My pb is currently 18:22. Wish me luck! I’ll post early next week about how I, and my sister, got on!
Have an awesome weekend!