I couldn’t decide which excited face picture to include in the post so I decided to include both.
Have you ever seen a better looking pair of shoes before? I think not.
Brooks just sent me their PureFlow shoes and I have fallen in love. I know I say I love a lot of things in the world but these I REALLY love. I will do a full review after I get more mileage on them but for now just soak in the purple goodness.
Today I went to half of a pump class (skipped the half with abs) and ran 5 miles. I can only think of maybe one or two things better than the first run in a new pair of shoes.
Billy doesn’t have class today but has been working on homework all day. I made him take a break with me to eat lunch. Egg sandwich with string cheese (the only cheese we have) and siracha.
I knew I was going to go meet-up with my running bf’s at Pizza Factory and so I ate lunch before in order to stick with my challenge. The amazing Rachelle brought FREE bread twist coupons and so I enjoyed every single bite of that baby. The key is to coat each bite fully in ranch. The challenge of not spending any money on food is getting hard and I would quit but because I think Billy thinks that I can’t do it is making me ultra stubborn and I WILL complete it.
Ashley, Julia, Amylee, Rachelle. Julia is moving in two weeks and so we had to get together for a 3 hour lunch to say our goodbyes.
I had a few errands to do after lunch and I am convinced that everyone would be a lot happier if every business had a candy bowl set out for their customers.
There was no sign saying just take one and so I bet you can guess what my pockets are full with.
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What did you have for lunch?
When did you get your last pair of running shoes? What color are they?
What are your Thursday night plans?
I absolutely LOVE Brooks’ shoes! I got their Ghost 5s when they first came out in May, I just received a pair of Pure Connects to wear as racing flats in the bright yellow color, and I should be getting in a pair of Ghost GTXs any day now for rainy day runs. (Pretty excited about that.)
Your Pure Flows look fantastic!
I LOVE THE GHOST and I want to hear about what you think of the PureConnects. So fun. Brooks really is by far the best.
Just took them out for a 4 miler and really liked them! I’d definitely recommend them if you’re looking for a more minimalist type of shoe, and I think they’ll also work well as racing flats.
P.S. I agree on the Ghost love. I’m on my 8th pair, if you count up all of the 3s and 4s that I’ve owned and my new 5s.
I want someone to send me some purple running shoes!
Tonight I get to pack. My husband and I are spending the weekend at a Bed and Breakfast in Traverse City, MI. I’m very excited! I’ve never been before. Plus it’s Cherry Fest. I love cherries!
Jessica, that sounds like so much fun. I hope you eat a ton of cherries and have so much fun with your husband at the Bed and Breakfast.
I went to Traverse City for the first time last year and it was beautiful! We went the weekend of July 4 and it was the cherry festival! Everyone selling cups of fresh cherries so yummy. Also they have cherry wine. I live on Lake Erie (not the prettiest) and was stunned by the beauty of Lake Michigan. Have fun!
Heidi @ Idlehide
I got baby blue and yellow Nike Free’s and I love ’em. I love your new sneaks!
I LOVE those two colors together!! Thanks girl and I hope you are having an amazing day!
Katie @ Peace Love & Oats
That’s impressive not eating there with them, good job on sticking to your goal!
Thanks Katie….I am now just doing it out of trying to prove Billy wrong ha:)
Just got Pure Connects!
Let me know what you think of them! PS what color?
I LOVE those shoes! They are so pretty! I’m jealous! I got new shoes a couple weeks ago, they are Asics GEL-Nimbus 14. I wasn’t too excited about them at first but people kept telling me I looked like a more serious runner, so naturally I’ve learned to love them. :) They are purple, silver and bright blue. Tonight is a short run and just hanging out with the hubby at home.
I am so happy that you grew to love them! PURPLE SHOE CLUB…should we start one? I hope you have a great run and fun hanging out with your husband.
my goal was to not spend money on going out to eat this month…so far i have been successful. i did eat out ONCE, but i don’t count that because i was out of town so it was either buy food or ….die??? that doesn’t count right??
CARYLN!! Great job, you are rocking it. I am very glad you chose the buy food option!
Nicole @ Simply Nicole
love that color! i had boring stuff for lunch. a pretzel and a cup of chobani. i can’t eat anything with color in it because i just got my teeth whitened.
Was it a soft pretzel? Those are my favorite!
Cat @ Breakfast to Bed
i had healthy chinese beef. it was meh.
tonight? work work work.
NOOOO…girl, you need some time to relax.
For lunch I had leftover Italian food, which I had ordered penne with a guyere sauce with zucchini and tomotoes, but I didn’t think it had enough veggies so I added steamed broccoli to it. YUM.
you are too stinkin cute. and your funny faces are so funny but you are so pretty you should do some pretty poses sometimes too!
YUM…now you have me craving Italian food big time. You are so nice Mandee and I think I will do a normal pose sometime soon:)
Ahhh LOVE the purple shoes!!
For lunch I had a spinach-turkey panini with watermelon and grapes. It was suppppeeerrr YUMMY.
Nice job on sticking to your challenge! You’ve GOT this, girl <3
Thanks girl, you are the best. Um…can I come over for that same lunch tomorrow? That sounds incredible!
I love those running shoes! I need to get a new pair soon. Or maybe now, actually. :-) I did get a new pair of trail running shoes and they are grey and orange. So while very functional and awesome, their coloring is not nearly as exciting!
I think now…getting new shoes is the BEST!!
Laura @ sweatingforit
My last pair of running shoes were aqua Brooks Glycerin. I can’t wait to hear your review of the Brooks Pure line because that’s the next ones I have been thinking about getting. Tonight my plans are to make it to boot camp if it doesn’t get rained out!
So far they are my favorite running shoes but I will definitely do a review! I hope it doesn’t rain so you can go to boot camp!
Anna @ fat-to-fast
I’m OBSESSED with the pure line! You have to try the connects next–I’m not sure I’ll ever want to try anything else!
I am going to have to try the Connects! How long have you been using them?
Anna @ fat-to-fast
A little over 3 months–almost time for a new pair! They’re the best pair of lightweights I’ve come across and didn’t need any adjustment or transitioning. And the colors are so fun! Unfortunately they wear out a little too fast, but I think they’re worth it.
Politely butting in to say: I have the Connects, Flow and Cadence and they’re all fabulous. You need the Connects, too!
Oh no….better get the credit card out! I want them all:)
I *heart* new running shoes. Seriously, if I’m in a funk I buy a pair of shoes and BAM the magic is back!
I just got a new pair of Saucony Kinvaras — in purple (and grey), of course :)
Purple running shoes are the best. I completely agree. New running shoes cure any and all funks!
Shauna @ Balancing Bites
I got my last pair of New Balances about two years ago, but just started wearing them about a month ago. If there is a good sale on running shoes, I like to stock up and buy several pairs. My shoes are blue and white my favorite colors. I had a delicious peanut butter (PB2) and jelly sandwich for lunch. Although, your lunch sounds 10x’s better. I grabbed a handful of dum dums from the pediatricians office today. Always my favorite part of the doctor’s visit.
Christina @ The Athletarian
I forgot to eat lunch! Dang it. My dog is keeping me so busy that I forget to eat some days. I foresee a big and delicious dinner in my near future ;)
I love your Brooks!! The colour is absolutely amazing. I got my last shoes in April and they are blue and white…borrrrringggg. It’s the only colour they had in the ones specifically for my pronating feet. Boo.
I hope you took all the pink Starburst. Those are the best ones!
YUM bread twist!!!!!!
You’re shoes are super cute!!! They are so bright, I LOVE bright running shoes!!!!! Can’t wait to hear how they work for you. I bought my most recent a couple months ago, I got the new Nike Free’s 3.0 (they’re black-boring I know, but they match all my bright running gear SO WELL! lol). So far they’ve been great and I can definitely tell my ankles and arches are getting stronger by running in them!
I got have Panera for lunch with my mamma and sister! They were super sweet and met me on my lunch hour :) I had their new BLTA, bacon lettuce, tomato and avocado…it was amazing!
My plans tonight aren’t the MOST exciting. I will be cleaning the windows and blinds…and continue packing up our house! Oh and hitting up the ever lovely Costco :) Being a grown up is SUPER over rated. haha
beka @ rebecca roams
I recently bought Brooks adrenaline but I got the solid black cause I didn’t like the pink or purple ones :/ too much silver and white haha. I will def get something colorful for my next shoe!! You are too cute preggo!! Does getting something at the deli in the grocery count as eating out?? ;)
Love your new shoes! Bright colors make me smile and happy! I had Chick-Fil-A for lunch, since it was free thanks to our churchs VBS coupon. Tonight, my plan is to catch up on shows that I have DVR’d.
Melissa @ runscootsrun.blogspot.com
Ooo I love the shoes! My last shoes were Asics gel kayano 18…one pair is pink/titanium and the other are purple/neon yellowish green/titanium and also got a pair of brooks cascadia 7 in bright blue (rrs was having a sale so I stocked up lol). No exciting plans for tonight but my hubby’s birthday is tomorrow! :) have a great night and glad you had a nice lunch out with your girlfriends. :)
Jenn @ RunItMyWay
My latest running shoes are Saucony Kinvaras in BRIGHT blinding highlighter yellow with green.. I heart them :)
Your Brooks are so pretty!! I love anything purple!
I love purple, Brooks and your new shoes!
OMG. I did not know the Pure Flows came in purple. Literally will be running to the running shoe store to get some soon. I have severe shoe envy.
I just recently found your blog after being featured in runners magazine. It definitely caught my eye as being relatable and really motivating! (We eat dinner while watching wheel of future too!! )I think it’s really impressive you’ve ran thought your entire pregnancy. No children here yet-but feel the pressure from “grandparents” but we are newlyweds. Me & the hubs tied the knot on 11-11-11! I’ve took up running 2 years ago at 24yo when my then future SIL made me feel inferior because I was carrying a little extra junk in the trunk, little did I know I’d actually enjoy the process and not just the weightloss benefits (& i guess you could say it brought meg & i a little closer) since Ive completed a few 5k, 10k, & obstacle. Zack ( the hubby) enjoys the obstacle courses he’s like a ninja but somehow I turned an ex swimmer into a semi-runner with me. I thought we could use a new challenge so At a health expo I signed us both up for the va beach rock n roll 1/2 marathon so excited and nervous! It’ll be our first half and we’re doing it together :)
My newest shoes are the brooks neon yellow pure connects. I have them in the purple/orange color too! I looooooove them!
For lunch I had baby carrots, fresh pineapple & chicken salad on a wheat bun. But heard disturbing news about the carrots mid consumption- guess the manufactures soak them in chlorine?? Anyone else heard of that?
Ps you look amazing!
Have a great night!
HEY CHRISTIE!! Your comment absolutely made my day. I loved hearing about how you got into running! I am so happy that you ended up loving it and that you and your husband are running your FIRST HALF together. I better get to hear all about it! I LOVE the neon yellow pure connects! They are beautiful! I haven’t heard about the chlorine thing…that is scary!
PS love your wedding date…that makes it easy to remember:)
Thursday night plans: Run, eat lots of pasta, watch TV and read. I know… Super crazy night!Haha
I totally agree about the candy bowl. They should be everywhere!!!
Those purple shoes are so cute!!!
I love Pure Connects! I have them in fuchsia, and I’m thinking about getting the new neon yellow ones.
Got the brooks pure connect last week…. Love them!
Lunch was a hotdog and kettle chips. LOVE. I got my running shoes for my birthday last August and they are white and blue? Nothing special. And yes I have had them a while, but no I don’t run crazy awesome miles like you do 8MONTHS preggo!!! Thursday night plans? Blog post, blog stalking, and Ms. Doubtfire.. since my hubby is already passed out in bed at 8:00.
Wooo! I got my new shoes in the mail today! Tomorrow will be the beloved first miles on the new kicks :)
I just got my 4th lair of Brooks Glycerin shoes yesterday! I love those. So what will your work out week look like now that you are cutting back on running? Look forward to reading your blog everyday!
Liz @ Tip Top Shape
Those are some pretty snazzy shoes!
I just bought the Brooks Pure Flows and I really love them. Mine are black and turquoise. I really really wanted the Pure Cadences simply because I loved the blue/green/gray color combo but the Pure Flows felt better on my feet.
Lunch was a bacon and tomato sandwich with a side of quinoa.
Plans tonight are birthday shopping for my soon to be three year old daughter. Fun!
Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More
I had a pizza buffet for lunch today, too! We had an event this morning and then everyone went to lunch after.
It’s been a few months since I got new running shoes. I’m jealous. I love that color! Mine are white with tangerine and purple. I’m thinking I need new, brighter running shoes very soon! Maybe after vacation next month…
Tonight is relaxation night! Long day that included the event, lunch and a couple meetings. Happy to be home. Plan to be in bed early so I can get up early to run, shower and make it to my 9:00 AM massage tomorrow!
I love the new colors Brooks has in the Pures. I love my Pure Cadence. I have the blue & the black & I need to get the pink pair. They are my number 1 favorite shoe.
Those new purple running shoes are so extremely beautiful o__O
I’m enamored by them (purple is also my favorite color).
I want purple shoes the last pair I bought was a couple of months ago and they were green. The people at my running store evaluate your walk and recommended them.
Hayley @ Running Down the Runway
The last pair of shoes I bought were Mizuno wave riders in purple and black! I have been eyeing the Brooks minimalist shoes lately and really need to go get myself a pair. My Thursday night was a 5 mile race! Super fun and perfect weather!
Janae! I had to share this with you in case you haven’t seen it yet! Something to discretely email to your parents! :)
luv what you do
OMG! Love those purple shoes. I am a HUGE Brooks fan. How do you convince them to send you shoes? I need some tips STAT!
I just bought a pair of those last week when I was in Utah at Runner’s Corner! Although, my feet are ginormous and I had to get a men’s pair, but they are a bright blue which is almost as good as purple!
BTW, have been using them this whole week and even though I’ve only been walking in them they are pretty terrific shoes so far!
Beth @ Miles and Trials
Yay for the Brooks Pure Flow! I just ran my BQ marathon in them last week. I have the pink ones, but must get the purple ones now! I also have the Pure Connect that I do speedwork and short runs in and I love them too.
Looooooooove those shoes!
I started running in the Brooks Pure Flow at the beginning of the summer (mine are black and light blue, though), and I’m loving them! Hope you enjoy them, too!
Allison @ Running Through Red Lights
Oh gosh, I’m totally coveting your new shoes! I’m DYING to get a pair of Brooks Pure Connects in bright green AND a pair of Saucony Kinvara 3’s in blue/red!
I had a Subway Chicken and Spinach salad with everything but onions. I always feel weird ordering pickles on my salad, and often get weird looks from the employees, but Subway has the best pickles!
As a warm-up to the Fit Streak I’m starting next week, I walked 1.5 miles to the gym, rode the stationary bike for a half hour, walked back home, made dinner, and then caught up on SYTYCD (the BEST show on TV!). Getting ready to watch TV in bed for a little bit. Pretty close to the perfect evening, I’d say!
Those shoes are beautiful. Aaaaah I want them. How much support would you say they have? I currently have the brooks Ravennas and am looking for a new pair.
I got my latest pair of running shoes in May. They are Newton’s and they are obnoxiously orange. I love them. I find that the brighter the shoe, the more seriously I take the runner. That’s legit, right?
I spent Thursday night volunteering at a free health clinic. It is an amazing experience and helps me recognize the blessings I have.
I skipped lunch today but made up for it by eating at Torchy’s, an amazing taco place nearby. If you ever come to Texas you have to try it.
Loving those purple Brooks! I have been looking at the ‘Pure’ line for a while but have yet to get a pair. I last bought a pair of shoes about 2 months ago, a pair of pink Saucony Kinvaras (love).
Lunch today was boring, steamed veggies and a protein shake.
Yay! I just got my new purple pureflows in the mail Monday! Love them! Can’t wait to hear what you think! This is my second pair and I cannot imagine liking anything better!
my shoes are Saucony Hurricanes…
I have the pure cadence shoes. The hubby bought them for me for Christmas and I love love love them. I needed the cadence ones over the other ones for the extra arch support. I would make sure to stretch your calves big time for a bit while you get used to them.
My husband picked up a new pair of shoes for me because he was driving byt the running store and he knew mine were about done. That is true love. They are hot pink and black.
Thursday night plans? Um, I fell asleep at 6pm watching the Tour de France. I’m a ball of fun.
OH and obviously I woke up and read Hungry Runner. ;-)
Megan S @ Gourmet or Go Home
Just started reading your blog and would be embarrassed to say how much Of my recent sick day was spent reading your pregnancy updates:)
I just got a brand new pair, same as my old ones which I think might be the same as your old ones? Theyre the mizuno wave rider and I was so happy that they still had the limited edition magenta color. I love those shoes!
Okay that’s it- I’m stealing those shoes….SUCH a fun color!
Michelle (Better with Berries)
I had an egg sandwich yesterday too, but for dinner :-) I have a feeling they will make appearances in my meals a lot next year because I’m going back to school and eggs are so cheap! Love those purple shoes!
Kari @ Running Ricig
The last shoes I got were Mizuno Inspires, but I didn’t really like them. They are cool colors, though (blue and purply pink).
For lunch yesterday I had a bagel with cream cheese and an apple. Well, for first lunch anyway.
Meghan Rene @ Uncooked & UnWalked
I am in love with my blue Sauncony Omnis now. I think I finally find my perfect running shoe!
I used to love when people would put their Halloween candy bowl outside unattended. Taking more than 1 is a requirement when you do things like that!
I have a pair of Brooks Pures and I love them, although I don’t love that you can do higher mileage in them and they don’t last as long.
My last pair of shoes is a different type of Brooks that I haven’t tried before. They wanted me to get into something lighter than the Brooks Trance i’d been wearing.
So I have those 2 brooks and a pair of Asics in my current rotation
Thank you so much for posting the link to the contest! You are the most adorable pregnant person ever – so excited for you :-)
As for shoes, I badly need new ones but I have only found one pair that works for my little foot problem. I’ve been searching ebay everywhere!!!
You are the cutest pregnant person!
I had a salad!! It was pretty good! I have purple new balance…..well gray and purple….I use to have pink :( haha. I spent my night watching Awkward and just hanging with my boyfriend :)
I am drooling over those purple shoes! My wonderful husband surprised me recently with a pair of black and HOT PINK runners and I feel giddy everytime I put them on…. They are so comfy and just adorable too! It’s hard not to look down at them during my run…. I haven’t tried Brooks and look forward to your review. I’m trying to come off the super cushies, but can’t seem to tolerate long runs without the support. Maybe in time….
You are doing awesome with your personal challenge. Having a support group (ones that’ll buy food for you! hee hee) is awesome.
Oh btw – is it possible to write more than 2 blogs a day? Two just isn’t enough.
Hi Janae! I am also running in the Pure Flow! Mine are blue. :)
LOVE LOVE LOVE your shoes! :)
& can you send me some of those twisty bread sticks?! They always look SO good!!
Haha I love both of the “shoe excitement” photos!
Danica @ It's Progression
My sister just recently got a pair of Brooks shoes that also look awesome. She said she likes all the cushion hers have and I’m excited to hear your review because I’m in need of a new pair soon!
I. LOVE. PURPLE! Those shoes look awesome!
My next pair of running shoes will be hot pink!! I can’t wait!
I finally cut my umbilical cord from the Kinvara 2’s I’ve been hoarding, since the 3’s came out and disappointed me, and now have the Brooks Pure Flows. Love them!!!!