I switched to minimal shoes (Vibram Five Fingers Speed and New Balance Minimus Trail) in 2011 for running. Since then I have added Merrell Pace Glove, Saucony Hattori, and Vivobarefoot Trail and Pure. I'm sold on injini toe socks and have been looking for thin but warm socks for winter running.
My times are starting to get better, and I am planning on really increasing mileage over the winter and spring as I get ready for my first ever marathon next year.
This is a work in progress where I want to keep track of races I've ran or will be running. I've added a board on Pinterest of just races that I want to run.... My running bucket list.
July - Forks Old Fashioned 4th of July 5k - 40:00? Lots of walking involved
August - Alki Beach 5k - 36:29
July - Quileute Days Family Fun Run - 30:33 (PR)
August - Tacoma Narrows Half Marathon - 2:39:19
January - No Sun Fun Run 5k - 35:21
February - Fitness for Vitality 5k (with kids) - 52:15
March - Tacoma St. Paddy's Day 10k (thought I had signed up for the 5k) 1:17:10
April - Trout Lake Half Marathon (walked the last 5 with my injured sis-in-law) 3++?
May - Rhody Run 12k - 1:20:41
June - Forks Old Fashioned 4th of July 10k 1:05:00 (PR)
August - Tacoma Narrows Half Marathon 2:30:31
September - You Go Girl Half Marathon 2:27:00 (PR)
October - Cupcake Classic 5k - 35:38
Seattle Hot Chocolate 5k (with friend)
Tacoma St. Paddy's Day 5k (with stroller and 7-year-old)
April - Trout Lake Half Marathon (Jason ran with me)
May - Rhody Run 12k
June - North Olympic Discovery Marathon (first EVER)
August - Tacoma Narrows Half Marathon (first ever DNS)
November - Turkey Trot
December - ? Ideas?
I've got big plans for 2014. My running goal is to run a 50k before I am 35. Might as well start a year early!
Seattle Hot Chocolate 5k
Portland St. Patty's Day Run
April - Trout Lake Half Marathon
May - Rhody Run 12k
June - NODM
July - Forks Old Fashioned 10k
August - Tacoma Narrows Half
September - You Go Girl Half
October - Point Defiance 50k
November - Mustache Dache