*This post is sponsored by Reebok Canada, but as always– all opinions are my own!
After my half marathon in New York City (which I loved, by the way! You can read about it here!), I felt like I wanted a break from running. I’ve been feeling myself floundering without purpose and just wanted to take a step back to see where running and I fit together.
The break was exactly what my mind needed (not my body… it regrets it!) and the past few weeks I have been loving my runs again! They haven’t been long but they’ve felt good and enjoyable which is exactly what I wanted to feel.
When Reebok contacted me about sponsoring our Ragnar team for the second time this year, it was just the race that I knew I could enjoy even after a short break. Ragnar really caters to all levels of runners. You don’t need to be fast and you have a say in the distance you run making it perfect for someone like me who has been struggling with those longer distances.
I’ve been so privileged to get a ton of gear from Reebok that I’ve been testing out on my runs. Since getting their socks last year, they’re basically all I’ve worn. I’ve purchased about a dozen more pairs for myself since because I’m really picky about socks and these are the best! I can’t wait to share more of my favourites with you in a separate post!
This week I decided to head out to run the first leg of the three that I will be running at Ragnar. I love that I get to run so close to home for this one and wanted to run the entire 5.6km to see how it was!
I headed out in the afternoon when it was the warmest because that’s when I’ll be running next weekend and started along the lake. It really is a beautiful route that goes by the water before heading into a more wooded area and finally into a residential area.
It was warm and hilly, but it gave me a little boost of excitement to know what my route was exactly! Ragnar is coming quickly and thinking about my team waiting at the top of the hill at the exchange had me smiling as I trudged up it.
Next week, I’ll share more about Ragnar and exactly how you can follow along with our team. I really hope that you’ll join us via social media and cheer us on as we run over 300 kilometres together!