I’ve been having an amazing time training for We Own The Night with Nike UK and am really enjoying training for a 10k rather than a marathon! Shorter, faster runs are really helping me get my mojo back. The sunshine doesn’t hurt either!
Last week the sexy babes at Nike iD invited me down to the iD studio at Boxpark Shoreditch to design my very own Soph shoes! I love Nike iD and think that having your very own personalised trainers is a cool idea that everyone should do if they get the chance. I am always playing on the design tool on the website and have a very full ‘locker’…!
I have quite a few runners so opted for some AM1s! My lovely Nike friend was very patient with me. I am notoriously bad at decision making and there were SO MANY OPTIONS that it was tough. Champagne in one hand and giant macaroon in the other I was shown all of the colour and material samples. It took a while, but I got there in the end….
LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THE MACAROON. YES I FINISHED IT.
I decided to go for something I didn’t already have in my (ever growing) trainer collection, so I went for a forest green suede with white and tan bits! I went for “Soph”/”RDC” as my iD tag too, because I love my crew. I cannot wait for them to arrive…
I also had a rather lovely special delivery from Nike and Vita Coco! As the weather gets warmer it’s important to keep hydrated, and I’ll be topping up my potassium levels with this lovely tropical loot. I can’t wait to try all the flavours. I am normally a pineapple girl, but might be persuaded otherwise…
BIG thank you to Nike for all the fun! If it’s this fun in the training I think I might pop with happiness on race day. I’ve been down to the NTC x Elle UK ‘Train with Elle’ sessions in Hyde Park and can really recommend them to any fitness babes, whether you’re training for the race or not! I took the advanced session with Rory, a trainer with Nike and Equinox, and GEEZ…it was not easy. The session had lots of explosive moves and leg work, improving intense CV fitness and strengthening the pins for race day. Rory said the aim of the session was to push you to the point where you didn’t think you could continue but then show you that you can push through, so that on the race day you can think back and remember that you can persevere even when it gets tough. I went the day after leg day and my quads were seriously cussing me out.
Tatum and Lucy, two #teamprettyfit members, after this week’s Train with Elle session!
I’ve been mixing things up with the gym, a 30 day squat challenge and a couple of spin classes a week and I am LOVING the variety. Definitely feel like I am getting my fitness mojo back! How is everyone finding the training?