- I'm seriously going to lose my marbles from not running. I can't stand it!
- I should be cross-training, why can't I get motivated to consistently cross-train while resting my foot?
- I'm going to lose my marbles.
- Wait, I've already lost my marbles.
- Ok, that does it, I'm going running today. I can't wait any longer.
Well this week I really couldn't take it any longer and I taped the heck out of my foot, put on my shoes (the ones I'd biked to work in!), and ran a slow, painful mile. OUCH. Didn't feel good. Then, I biked home and oddly enough...walking around the house that night, my foot felt a little better. What? Cautiously optimistic.
The next morning (being the knuckle-head that I am), I laced up my new Brooks Glycerin 10's, and ran one slow mile on the treadmill. Unlike the previous day, it wasn't painful. It wasn't totally normal but it wasn't bad! CRAZY! In fact, the most painful part was my out-of-shape legs!
Thanks to Brooks & Online Shoes, I will be recovering in this great pair of Glycerin 10 runners. Although I've been running in Brooks shoes since ~2004, I'm new to the neutral shoe scene and had never tried this model. I started in the Addiction then ran in the Adrenaline for YEARS. Last year after rebuilding my stride to use a mid-foot strike, I tried my first pair of Ghosts as a wear-tester and fell in love.
I think the extra cushioning in the luxurious Glycerin will be the perfect shoe to help me build up my miles and keep the PF at bay (along with the icing, rolling, calf raises, Graston, hydrotherapy, towel scrunches, taping, etc.). I've got two half marathons in October to train for, remember?!
Once I'm feeling a little more confident in my foot strength, I'll be sporting...
|Brooks PureProject Cadence (sorry for cutting off your head, Harmony!)|
I'm so grateful to local Seattle companies Brooks & Online Shoes for sponsoring the Girls Night Out and giving some lady bloggers the opportunity to learn more about their business philosophy and meet the behind-the-scenes people with both companies.
|Ladies Night Out!|
They fed us, gave us great schwag bags (Brooks tech tee, Online Shoes cooler, water bladder, notebook, and more), educated us, and then they let us in on a little secret...
This shoe features the split toe sole at the big toe like the current PureProject shoes as well as an additional split that allows for more flexibility and movement of the other four toes.
In the next six months, I'll be getting my feet trained up my current PureFlow (purchased in Feb) and my new PureCadence so that I'll be ready for the PureDrift in January!
(FYI - they'll be priced @ $100).
After learning about Brooks' big secret, we were directed to the wall of shoes where we were allowed to touch, drool, ooh, ahhh, and then SELECT TWO PAIRS TO TAKE HOME.
I can't wait to put some miles on my Glycerin & PureCadence runners and kick this PF to the f'in' curb!
HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND!