7:47 average pace
Finally Breakthrough Strides
I set out today to try and get in 3 easy miles to counter yesterday’s accidental tempo run and since I was uber short on this thing called time. But I was a little frustrated and angry, so I accidentally ran way faster and got a bonus mile in the same amount of time. #rangerruns Not for the faint of heart.
More important than finally getting back to my old pace, I got myself some new shoes.
This. is. a. huge. deal.
You see, when I like something, I love it hard. Case in point – if I find something I like, I have to buy it in multiple colors.
From left to right: $45 Gap sweater on sale for $12.99 that fits perfectly – should get it in 2 colors – I have a gift card after all. $12.99 Costco running tanks long enough to cover my tush- who cares if I don’t usually wear neon pink – I’ll take 3 since that’s all they’ve got. Old Navy t’s that are the perfect fit – you only see 3, but there are 2 more white ones in the dryer.
So I have been
kinda ridiculously hooked on the New Balance Minimus line since the inception.
Above is only about 2/3rd’s of the NB Minimuses (huh?) I’ve plowed through in the almost 2 years since the line debuted.
But this weekend…I cheated on my NB’s and…while I don’t have a ton of miles on these bad boys yet….
I’m in love.Let me first say, I bought these on my own with no nudging from Brooks, this is my totally unbiased, personal review.
My new amor – the Brooks Pure Connect. They satisfy my minimalist needs with a mere 4mm heel to toe drop (my biggest issue with my old Mizuno Waverunners I wore for a decade before jumping into my NB’s), but have enough
junk in the trunk support on the bottom to provide stability when I’m trekking through some seriously unstable terrain. They’re also light and clearly bright enough to tan my face while I wear them.
My kids call them my Lazer Lemon Shoes and while I feel all spry and light on my feet with their lightweight, meshy top that BREATHES. As an added bonus I am also easy to spot via GPS satellites from space.
When it comes to breathability, you can compare this to the NB trail runners on both sides of this shoe – I had to run sockless earlier this week [you don't want to know but I'll tell you later anyway] and there was a literal breeze in the shoe.
In all seriousness, while the color is bright, but fun, if you’re looking to sport more of a wall flower look, they have plenty of other options as well. I, for one, am glad I made the jump. While the interior felt bulky and I was super skeptical at first, I’m way digging these bad boys.
Anyone else have overcommitment issues with shoes?
Are you loyal to one brand/make/model?
Are your shoes bright enough to be seen from space?