The holiday almost went unnoticed this year given the crazy weather… but the DC Road Runners still made it out for our first annual Spooky Run last night. Look at this spirited bunch! Yes, that is me in full leopard get-up. My gloves have glow-in-the-dark claws.
We met at the Georgetown Running Company store and then headed out for a soggy four miles to the Lincoln Memorial. We saw at least four RATS during the run. I guess the storm washed away all the rodents’ hiding spots. And now they’re chasing joggers.
After the run we had cider, ale, candy, and Newton shoes.And… CUPCAKES! Thanks Baked & Wired for being the only cupcake shop open to feed us. FYI for any DC visitors or locals, if you’re grabbing a high-end cupcake in Georgetown (which is what all people in Georgetown do), we decided that Baked & Wired officially beats Georgetown Cupcake. Yes, Georgetown Cupcake is the place with the show DC Cupcakes on TLC.
It was a fun night, and everyone was really really glad to get out of the house after being cooped up for two days!
Speaking of Newton shoes, let’s talk about them for a bit. I’ve never worn them, but have always been curious about them. They’re one of those brands where people absolutely swear by them or don’t run in them at all. Newton takes a unique approach to running and designs its shoes very differently than a lot of other brands.
Newton shoes are known for their “actuator lugs”; basically, a patch of extra padding right at mid-foot. The design is supposed to encourage good form (i.e., running on the balls of your feet rather than your heels) and “return energy” on each footstep.By supporting proper form, these shoes should result in benefits like faster pace and decreased injury rate. Plus they are super obnoxious-looking and cute.
However, they cost about $80-$100 more than your average pair of Brooks or Nikes. I’ve never tried them, but would be curious!
Have a spooky day!
- What are you dressing up as for Halloween?
- Best cupcake flavor?
- Have you ever run in Newtons?