Just a quick note, as an excuse to post a couple photos. It seems that one of my Trailhead friends has a little too much time on his hands. So he made me a present that fits with “the imbalancing act,” allowing me to wear my La Sportiva Crosslites on all sorts of occasions. These were presented to me last Saturday morning at (of course) the Open Eye.
As it turns out, the heels are about 3 sizes too small for me (so I don't have to wear them to my next academic conference, thankfully), but another Trailhead woman was kind enough to model them for everyone (thanks, Trip!). But you get the idea. Note the craftsmanship – I especially like how part of the Crosslite has been nailed to the heel of the pump. Thanks, Edge (and photo credit to Sidetrack, aka a Breath of Fresh Air Photography).
(Yes, they are even cooler in Hipstamatic view).
Training for the Vermont 100 continues, although I don’t know if I’m getting in quite as many miles as I should. Then again, I’m tired enough – and busy enough with other things -- that I can’t see adding in more training. I was in Washington, DC earlier this week, so I had a couple shorter runs along the Potomac. The C&O Canal is always a pleasant place to run (especially in a heavy spring rain), and I also explored the trail (although there’s not more than a couple miles of it) on Theodore Roosevelt Island. And there’s always something nice about running among DC's monuments.
New trail shoes have arrived – another pair of Crosslites (my go-to shoe; my last pair has way too many miles on them, so time for new ones!), as well as the Quantum, which just became available a few days ago. I haven’t tried out the Quantum yet, but I like the fit – and my four year old daughter is very excited that her mom finally has some pink running shoes.