I don’t know how the dark mornings have affected you, but I’m 0 for 4 in the past four days in re: getting up on time.
Saturday: was going to run at 6 a.m. Did not run at all.
Sunday: was going to go at 6:15ish. Got out 7:30ish.
Monday: was going to get up at 5:30 for an hour bike/strength workout. Did 45 minutes at 7:45 instead.
Tuesday: willfully slept in because I was going to swim. Instead of the glorious outdoor pool I can lap in the summer, I’m now confined to the puddle at 24 Hour Fitness. It’s a three-lane pool that should really be a two-lane pool, and the last time I went, there were six people, including me, in the shoebox. Claustrophobia. I was going to go at midday today, but no go: The day just got away from me.
With dark means winter—minus a temporary vacation when we fall back from daylight savings—which can kind of bum a runner out. Unless, of course, she lives south of the Mason Dixon line or has new toys to play with.
Toys? Did you say toys? Don't worry: not Legos or Barbie. I'm talking another mother runner toys like YakTrax.
Implus, the company whose umbrella includes Sof Sole and YakTrak, is generously hosting us at their booth at the Denver and Las Vegas Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathons and letting us take the stage for a 30-minute presentation on running like a mother. If you're headed to the Mile High City, we'll be speaking at noon on Saturday, October 8, and will be in their booth (#415) from 9-4. And if you're headed to either race--or, more importantly, want to be in on news from Sof Sole scene--like their Facebook page. Around race time, they're going to have some special deals for running mothers who are going to rock 'n' roll.
Today, though they want to keep you feet happy and your body upright, so they’re offering a combo set of YakTrak pros and Sof Sole Fit insoles to two random winners.
The Traks are, quite simply, the most efficient way to eliminate the it’s-too-snowy-or-icy excuse from your repertoire. The low-profile coils turn any pair of running kicks into veritable SUVs.
Fit insoles, the newest thing in the Sof Sole product line, offer support customized to your arch. My high arch loves the EVA-foam that hugs my foot as tightly as I do my kids when they're not totally annoying me.
Do your feet need some support on the road and on the (upcoming) snow? In order to enter to win the combination, you just need to answer this question in the comments below: Where are you planning to make tracks this winter? Heading to a race? Or shifting into maintenance mode? Or hibernating on a treadmill?