What is a runch, you ask? Great question! A lunchtime run: lunch + run = a runch! Not a new concept, necessarily, but it's really just starting to become a word. Pavement Runner talked about it here and Blonde Ponytail talked about it here. I've taken part in a few solo runches here and there, but for some reason am particularly excited about yesterday's. Still not sure why, but perhaps we'll uncover that here.
Many thanks to spending my should-be sleeping hours laying wide awake next to a snoring dog, I missed my alarm yesterday morning to get up, out the door and to the gym on time to get my scheduled 5 easy miles in. I then woke up (for real) upset about that, frustrated with some other on-goings, and knew that I needed to get my miles in, despite having no time after work. My solution? Packed my bag and got ready for a runch instead. Glorious.
Those 5 easy miles were really 4.37 miles with splits at 9:56, 9:55, 9:42, and 9:43 and then some, plus another half-mile walk back to the student center to get back to work. Heavenly. And just what I needed to get through the rest of a long day!
This morning, I made it to the gym (three cheers for that!) and got to test-run this awesome tank from ViewSport, an awesome line of athletic apparel ranging from tees to tanks and other fun stuff:
|Confession: I had to look up what "Go Ham" meant. #oldlady|
ViewSport is awesome - no girl likes to be that one that's like, crazy uber sweaty and just looking gross. However, this stuff makes it kind of, well... fun! When you exercise and begin to sweat, an invisible image appears. They call it Sweat Activated Technology - and the more you sweat, the clearer the image becomes! ViewSPORT reveals messages and images as you workout, anything from "Go Hard" to "Beast Mode," and hence their tag line motivation revealed. Fun, right?
So truthfully, I don't sweat tons (I know, hate me now), so I was kind of nervous that this wouldn't work and I'd just be talking about another tank top. Being that I spent my morning at the gym instead of running outside, I threw on a long-sleeve tech tee over, and left that on during my 3 miles today, just to ensure I'd have something to show you. It worked!
And many thanks to my friend Jacob at ViewSport, I'm giving away one ViewSport item to you too! Get excited - there's some adorably awesome shirts on their website! Giveaway is open through Sunday, March 31, and will be announced on Monday, April 1 here at #runmeganrun. Don't miss out!
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Additionally - any item in ViewSport's Easter Collection is 40% off with the code 'EASTER40' at check out through April 2!
Joining us for Track Tuesday this week too? Are you a regular runch-er?