I have been running in Asics since my college days which is hard to admit has been over 13 years now… Boy, does that make me feel old!
|Senior year of college cross country season- Fall 2000|
I honestly thought I would only run “for fun” later in life. Who knew my idea of fun would include track workouts, tempo runs and long runs- sometimes very early or in pouring down rain. Yet, somehow it IS fun for me. And if you are reading this blog then you know probably know what I mean…
So, back to the shoes. My team wore Asics and we all received a pair of trainers, racing spikes and racing flats each year. Once I finished college I decided to stick with them. I really can’t say I’ve had any complaints but for the past year or so I’ve been wanting to try something new. I definitely wanted something lighter than what I had been wearing (Gel Nimbus). It’s just hard to take the initial step towards change when you’ve been doing something for so long!
This week my new shoes came in!! I am branching out of my running shoe comfort zone and wearing something different. I am now running in Brooks Pure Flow and Brooks Launch.
Initial thoughts- lighter, love the colors and I feel fast! I ran my fastest set of 800’s on Wednesday and I am wondering if my new shoes have anything to do with that…
|My first run in Brooks!|
|My youngest daughter after kids track night Monday night. She ran her little heart out! This picture just reminded me of the one above.|
Tomorrow will be my first “long run” in my new kicks. Hopefully my knee will cooperate. It felt pretty good today and it actually felt great for my track workout. There are just good days and bad days with it. I am still icing and hopefully I will get through this thing without taking any more time off. We’ll see…
Have a great weekend!!!