And in with the new…
Running shoes! I looked back at an old post and discovered that the last time that I replaced my shoes was early April. That is not good! One of the reasons that I delayed getting new shoes (other than not wanting to drop $100 on them) was that I knew I was finally ready to make the switch to a new shoe.
I have been running in Brooks Adrenaline for years and years. Seriously, probably my last 10 pairs of shoes. There was something about the last update that Brooks made to the shoe that I really disliked and my last pair never felt right. Despite never loving the shoes, I ran them into the ground because I didn’t want to deal with the hassle of finding a new “perfect pair.”
Luckily, it ended up being relatively painless. I headed over to Run For Your Life (always buy my shoes from them) and explained my situation. The guy helping me suggested that I try the Asics 2170. He said it is one of their best-selling stability shoes. I laced them up, took them for a test jog out on the sidewalk and declared them a winner. Just to be sure I tried the Adrenaline on one foot and the 2170 on the other and definitely liked the feel of the Asics better. The biggest difference is that it’s a little more of a cushioned feel than the Brooks. Especially in the forefoot.
The only downside? They’re SO purple. Not my favorite but I never choose running shoes based on appearance so purple it is.
To celebrate my new very purple running shoes, I decked myself out in all the purple running attire I own and took Sullie for a short run. The shoes felt great and it was a beautiful day to run. Can we take a moment to note that on Tuesday I was complaining about how cold it was and yesterday I ran in shorts and a tank top? Gotta love the south. I’m actually blogging on our back patio enjoying the sunshine right now. 🙂
Other noteworthy events of yesterday…
I ate Chick-Fil-A for lunch. I don’t know what came over me but I had to have it. And it was delicious.
Then I balanced out my fast food lunch by having a quinoa bowl for dinner. I sautéed onions and sun dried tomatoes and then added quinoa, vegetable broth and chickpeas and let it cook for about 25 minutes on low heat. I served it over spinach with Greek yogurt, hummus and goat cheese.
Happy Saturday! Hope it is beautiful wherever you are!
Are you loyal to a certain running shoe or do you switch it up?
p.s. I posted a really funny video, “Shit Yogis Say,” on the PBR Facebook page. You must watch!