1. New States! I love traveling, and next week I get to visit two new states that I've never been to: Kansas and Missouri. Very excited to explore (and race) in new places. If anyone has any must-sees in the Kansas City area, let me know! The Jayhawk has already put a moratorium on anymore Wizard of Oz jokes (my favorite movie), but he can't stop me from sharing a few with you! Sadly, since my new sneakers are not maroon like I hoped, there will be no ruby slipper jokes.
Somewhere in the middle of America.2. New hydration option. I've been testing out a new hydration/salt replacement option, The Right Stuff, on my hot/long runs recently to replace the epic amounts of sweat I am putting out. I really think hydration and fueling are going to be the key elements to my success in August for the big 50k. Full review coming soon!
First Purple Mile Eaters shoe selfie.4. New item on the Calendar: Estes Park Marathon For all those who pay close attention to my upcoming events (it's all of you I'm sure), I've added a race for June! I'm lucky enough to be heading somewhere pretty darn awesome for work and it just so happened there was a stunning marathon in the area! Since the race takes place above 7000 feet, I will be doing the half and using it for training/beautiful picture taking.
Um, Like I was going to miss out on this? (Source)
5. New GPS watch. My garmin 305 is both ancient and totally on the fritz. It has good days and bad days, so I'm starting to look into options for replacing it. What do you all use? Do you love it? I'm looking for something that will do all the basics but not break the bank.
Have a great weekend!