Today I learned a new oxymoron. â€œHollywood Trainingâ€. It doesnâ€™t exist for me here. I went to 24 hour fitness and signed up for a 7 day trial, which gives me access to a 3 lane 25 yard (I sure hope itâ€™s a little long, â€˜cause I was swimming quite slowly) pool. After that I gave my friend Nigel a ride to work so I could use his car for a trip to Westlake Village, where I was planning to visit the best athletic apparel and footwear company in existence, K-Swiss.
At the K-House I got to see some of the new shoes coming out early next year. Iâ€™m super excited for the new Keahou. The current Keahou is the most comfortable and forgiving running shoe Iâ€™ve ever used, and still manages to be lighter weight than most trainers in that price range ($90 â€“ if you want a discount on K-Swiss.com, say something nice on my guestbook page 🙂 ). Right now I do some track workouts in the lighter-weight Kâ€™Ona because it has a more responsive sole and offers greater stability around the corners, so I suggested to the designers that they find a way to get that responsiveness in a high-mileage training shoe like the Keahou â€“ thatâ€™s when they introduced me to the Keahou II. I wish I could show sneak peaks â€“ this new shoe is awesome. Hopefully Iâ€™ll have a few sample pairs to try out in the next couple months, which will certainly warrant another blog.
Tomorrow Iâ€™m planning a 3 hour ride, and wondering if thatâ€™s long enough to actually get out of the concrete jungle of Hollywood and LA. Unfortunately, I wonâ€™t have a care tomorrow, so driving to my workouts is out of the question. I hope the treadmills at 24 hour fitness are nice.