I just got an e-mail saying my entry into the Saucony Find Your Strong contest for last week won me a free pair of Saucony Kinvara 3 running shoes. I am so pumped! I cannot wait to try a new pair of shoes, something I was waiting to do until after this baby girl got here. Now when I am ready to race again, I will have some stylin' shoes to get me there!
The entry that won was last week's, which was "My running rituals and superstitions." You only get the allotted number of characters allowed by Twitter so this was my entry:
"When I race a marathon I always wear the socks my husband gave me when we first met and I've dropped an hour+ from my time."
Jason gave me those socks on our second date which was the eve before the Rocket City Marathon. I wore them the next day, breaking 5 hours for the first time, finishing in 4:55 (my goal for the day was a 5:05). I've worn them in almost every marathon since and my current marathon PR is a 3:45. Coincidence? Luck? Love? Wearing socks from someone who constantly believes in me?
Yeah, I think it is something like that. And now he's won me a free pair of awesome shoes.
I'm thinking there's a 3:40 marathon in my future, no doubt about it.
(To view the lucky socks themselves, visit Socks, Kisses, and Poo where I write about my racing rituals in detail...not too much detail though.)