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Running reflections

Greetings from the passenger seat during a long car ride home from a great visit to SC with my family.
Training for my upcoming double race weekend (5k and half in one weekend) is going well.  I did 10 miles last Friday morning before leaving for our trip south that afternoon.  It was a really good solo run for me and I kept a nice steady race pace. I was having memories of last years marathon training because the route I took was one we frequented for our training.  It was neat to reflect on how far I have come....not just physically but mentally and just overall I am stronger than ever.
More than ever I am feeling excited about the new challenge of completing 2 races in one weekend....and also a turkey trot  5k the following Thursday! So 3 races in one week?!  (Will be great prep mentally for the Ragnar) Speaking of the Ragnar race (not til April 2018) I have been giving the headlamp a try on a few morning runs.  Decided I definitely need a better, brighter version.  Have added this Nathan one to my Christmas list. Also a handheld flashlight will be necessary. This angled one is on my list. 
In addition to illumination I will be needing some new trail shoes.  I really love my Salamon ones and am on my 3rd pair.  Will definitely be needing a replacement pair soon.  I have been ordering mine from TitleNine site. 
Speaking of shoes....I probably need to replace my regular running shoes. I really like my Nike air Pegasus and may just get another pair of those. I also have some New Balance that I wear on shorter runs. They are not quite as substantial as the Nike's and seem to be best for the shorter runs. 
Alrighty....that's all I've got for today! 
Happy running!💪👊





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