We just got back all of the pics from Brooke’s photo shoot last week. You can see a million of them on HRG Baby!
This friend of mine from college just ran her first half marathon two weekends ago and she is now hooked on running. She works with a million runners and they finally convinced her to join in on the fun and now she can’t look back. I love it when runners bring people to the light (light= running).
You know how I plan out my birthday breakfast, lunch and dinner each year (even though it is still 5 months away)?
For my 28th birthday these sweet potato fries will be present at all three meals. I would easily choose these fries over a bowl of ice cream which is saying a lot.
And this vegetable burrito was just as amazing. (Utah people—> this is all from Guru’s. Go as soon as you can and if you don’t get the fries we are in a fight)
Brooke made sure to photo bomb a group picture. I think she was confused as to why other people were getting their photo taken and she wasn’t invited.
After dinner I went to Brooke’s boyfriend’s house to hang out with his mom and dad and they gave me this cupcake. Chocolate Heath Bar Goodness. Yep.
The last little while I have been trying out Altra’s The One. Altra is well-known for their zero drop line (your heel and forefoot is the same distance from the ground…which can really help a lot with proper running form and less impact with each step). Their shoes are designed to help with things like shin splints, IT Band pain and runner’s knee…I am not struggling with any of those things right now but I wanted to share that for those of you that are especially because those are VERY common running injuries.
I chose The Ones because they are great for speed work because they are one of their lightest shoes. They are super comfortable and more cushioned than I thought they would be for a ‘racing’ shoe. Added bonus is that they just look fast. (Brooke wanted to show off her fancy footwear too). It is definitely taking some time to get my calves used to drop zero and you should always slowly build your mileage up with these but overall they are a great shoe.
My top two musts as far as running shoes goes is that they are comfortable and crazy light (because why would I want to have to pick up heavy shoes with each stride;) and both of these things are met with The Ones. Also the wide toe box is really comfortable because each time my foot lands on the ground my toes are able to spread out and that feels like I am running without shoes on. I like it.
Was it another runner (friend/family/coworker) that convinced you to start running? Who was it?
Who has tried a zero drop shoe? Has anyone tried out a pair of Altras before?
2 most important things that you look for in a running shoe?
What was the last chocolate thing that you ate?