It doesn’t matter how much you love to run… it seems like it’s so easy to make an excuse about why you shouldn’t go for a run. Some excuses are legitimate (sick, family obligations, etc.), some are just crap.
For example… yesterday at the conclusion of all the sessions for the conference I’m attending I had time to run. I had been assuming I would go run at that time all day long. But when 5:00 rolled around, my mind immediately started in on “I bet it’s hot and humid out there. I’m not used to humidity. Maybe I should just find food. It’s been a long day, my brain is full of new thoughts and ideas. I should just eat and then sleep.”
But I snapped out of it and realized that I don’t get the chance to run in new places all that often. Especially when I’m completely free from parental duties.* So I rushed to my hotel room, changed clothes, and got out to get some miles done. I finished feeling happy, rejuvenated and I gave my body a little physical fatigue to go with the mental fatigue.
Weather is often an excuse for why people don’t want to go out and GORE-TEX wants to help make that one less excuse to use. They’re running the #OwnTheRun promo right now and they’re giving away new running shoes with GORE-TEX liners, but one person will be the grand prize winner and will be completely suited up with head-to-toe GORE-TEX gear. Plus some mysterious “more” gear with the prize package.
As part of my help promoting the contest, they sent me a pair of the new Saucony Ride 9 GTX with the GORE-TEX liner. I took them out for a spin on a perfectly clear, perfectly dry, Las Vegas day… so it’s not like I really put them through the paces on their protection from the elements. But they were really comfortable! (I probably needed shoes like this for my Boston marathon in 2015 where it poured the entire time!)
The Saucony Ride 9 GTX is a neutral shoe with an 8mm heel-to-toe offset. I like that Saucony doesn’t have any super high stack shoes now… even if they did ditch my previous favorite style! And somehow with the GORE-TEX liner these are supposed to keep your feet dry in “the rainiest conditions.” I don’t see any rain in my forecast for a while, but when I do… I’ll go wear these to test that out. I feel like I need to find a creek and go splash in it!
That said, if I lived somewhere with a lot of rain I’d probably consider buying all GORE-TEX lined stuff for my running gear during rainy season. Because feel all damp and soaked from the rain can be kind of miserable.
So… remember to check out the giveaway they’ve got going on and make sure to enter for your own gear!
Disclosure: I am partnering with GORE-TEX to promote this giveaway so this is a sponsored post. They also sent me some great shoes.
*Parental duties are probably one of the bigger excuses in my repertoire these days. Some are legit, some are probably crap!