This post is sponsored by GORE-TEX. Why? I love their running shoe liner and want everyone to have the chance to win a pair of GORE-TEX lined running shoes.
What does it mean to you to “Own The Run?” For me, it means enjoying the day, no matter what my run brings. Sometimes I feel great and crush it, sometimes I’m sluggish and struggle to get through three miles checking my watch every minute, sometimes the weather is perfect, and sometimes it’s too hot, too cold, too wet, too humid, like I’m the Goldilocks of running.
But when I #OwnTheRun, I embrace whatever the day throws at me, happy that I get to run, that I can slog it out, rain or shine, good or bad. It’s my run and I own it, no matter what happens out there.
How do you #OwnTheRun? Between now and November 8, 2017, you can enter to win GORE-TEX shoes and gear at gore-tex.com/owntherun. In addition to weekly GORE-TEX lined shoe giveaways, one winner will receive head-to-toe gear—shoes, running shorts, running pants, a jacket, headphones, and more—to help them #OwnTheRun in any weather. Enter at gore-tex.com/owntherun.
GORE-TEX lined shoes have been a staple of my running closet since I first tried them in 2014. I’m on my third pair with the Saucony Ride 9 GTX, given to me by GORE-TEX.
GORE-TEX has been a game-changer for me. Keeping my feet warm and dry is my #1 challenge with winter running. I’m one of those people who has cold feet in the summer. So wind and snow whipping through the mesh of my running shoes is killer. Before I discovered GORE-TEX running shoes—cue angels singing!—I hated winter and raindy-day running.
But the GORE-TEX liner built right into the shoe is waterproof, windproof, and breathable. No more wet, snowy socks and winter wind blowing through the mesh of my running shoes. I honestly credit GORE-TEX with helping me grow to love running in the winter. Now I run outdoors all winter long—even in the snow, slush, and super-cold temps when I visit my family in Canada. Like I said: GAME CHANGER. Having warm, dry feel has completely changed my outlook and running habits in winter.
You can find GORE-TEX running shoes from ASICS, Brooks, New Balance, North Face, Saucony, and lots of other brands. Just look for GTX in the name of the shoe.
How do you #OwnTheRun? Share your thoughts in social media with GORE-TEX.