HOLY CRAP YOU GUYS;
If any of you readers live in San Francisco, then I have two questions:
1 – How did you do it? Are you a millionaire? (sorry that was two in one)
2 – Why are you wasting time reading blogs when you could instead be exploring MORE of San Francisco?!
Ugh, I’ve never been so enraptured by a city since I visited Hong Kong for the first time.
Last week I (along with 100 other girls from across the world) went on a global PR trip with Adidas, to celebrate, promote, and run the crap out of their new shoes – the Ultra Boost X.
Considering it was a very sweaty and rainy weekend, it was still all very classy and bougie – One night I ordered room service JUST for green tea. Hah! Whadda life. (PS the Clift Hotel is amazing)
The event had us doing 5 runs in 2 days – each one greater than the last. Seriously, if you are going to run five times in 48 hours, it BETTER be in San Francisco – so many beautiful places to explore, and so many HILLS! San Fran(ians?) must have the strongest legs of any other person in America.
The first run was down at Land’s End, a gorgeous stretch of shoreline with cliffs and massive trees. This may just be me, but I LOVE beaches when it’s cloudy out. They’re always empty of tourists and locals, the lighting is perfect for pictures, and it just seems to much more mysterious and beautiful.
The second run was up the steepest hill in San Fran – Filbert Street. Unfortunately I didn’t take many pictures on this run (I was too busy dying), but it was actually one of my favorite ones to do. I loveee a challenge like a steep hill, and pushing myself until I hit the top.
The third run was actually a mix of a resistance band workout, and sprints on a True Form treadmill. True Forms are completely different from your regular treadmill – there is absolutely NO power, so you have to use your own running to get the track moving. Running on those was 10x harder than sprinting full speed on a treadmill.
(Casually hanging out with Ms. Peru)
On the second day it rained and rained and RAINED. We stayed in listening to some incredible women talk (my favorite being @RobinNYC) until it settled down.
Then it was go time!! We drove to the Golden Gate Bridge, and got to run across it, while narrowly avoiding pedestrians/baby strollers/Chinese tourists. On my right I was chatting to the gorgeous lady Niki (the brains and braun behind @sugarysixpack) and to the left was Karl the Fog. No seriously. The fog has an extremely successful Instagram account…
The FINAL run of the event, was up another hill to the highest lookout point in San Fran. It was gorgeous, though the extreme amount of fog and cloud sadly downplayed the scenic outlook. However we made the most of it and took some bomb photos, as per.
What About the Ultra Boost X?
No secret, I’m a lover not a fighter.
Sorry, no wait….
I’m a lifter, not a runner.
I’m not very versed in the running shoe world (I have like 6 pairs of sneakers for the gym, and one pair of sneakers for running). However, I now have a new favorite pair for BOTH. All these runs really showcased how versatile, flexible, yet SUPPORTIVE the Ultra Boost X is.
We had a couple presentations given to us on the design of the shoe, and it amazed me how every single aspect of the sneaker had a part to play. From the Boost technology on the sole, the curve of the arch, to the material used for the shoe itself, every single piece was made and designed for a reason.
Not only did we run in these sneakers, but we also did a HIIT workout. These sneakers withstood lunging, bending, jumping, mountain climbing – you name it. I was very impressed.
The only thing to look forward to now is a selection of different colors! The black & peach is cute – but as always, I want more!!
What About You??
- Ever been to San Francisco?
- What is your favorite running shoe?
- Plan to try out the Ultra Boost X?