Running is feeling really good again. Besides being really excited to be back running without pain again I am more motivated than ever to get up early to run.
It is coming up on finals season for Billy so that means if I am going to run, I have to get up and go first thing. I don’t think I will run with the Bob for a long time and I am no longer really doing much (or any) treadmill running (it still isn’t even set up yet) so my only time to go is first thing in the morning.
I know if I don’t get up and go it isn’t going to happen any time after. Plus the sooner I go the sooner I get to come back to my favorite stretching partner. Plus plus it is supposed to be 86 degrees today and I don’t run in the heat.
I actually got the Ravenna 4s a while ago but I always like to get a bunch of runs in with a product before I do a review and being out with an injury for a month made it take a little longer to do a review.
I was actually really nervous about using the Ravenna 4s because once I find a shoe I love (the PureFlow 2s) I usually stick with them but when I opened the box of the Ravenna 4s I was instantly in love with the looks of them at least:) Purple plus neon green laces= awesome.
The Ravenna 4s are meant for ‘in-between feet. They are the middle child to neutral and support.’
The women’s are 9 ounces and the men’s are 10.8 ounces. They are $110.
What I love about the Ravenna 4s:
-They are incredibly comfortable. This may be because I am used to wearing shoes with less cushioning but each time I put them on I notice how good my feet feel in them. It doesn’t feel like there is too much cushioning, just the right amount for me. When a shoe has too much cushioning they make me want to walk, not run so these definitely do not have too much cushioning.
-Like every Brooks shoe that I have tried the Ravenna 4s are very flexible (which I was surprised about because I didn’t think they would be when I first took them out of the box). The shoe is solid and substantial but still bends in all the right places.
-I think that these shoes will be perfect for when I am in high mileage marathon training mode. They provide the stability that I will need (just enough but not a lot, I have a pretty neutral foot) when I am running high mileage weeks. My joints already love them.
-Customized fit! The two straps that wrap around the mid foot makes it so that the shoes feel like they were made specifically for my feet.
What I won’t be using the Ravenna 4s for:
I personally like my racing and speed shoes to be a tiny bit lighter… but the Ravenna’s are still pretty darn light for the amount of cushion they have.
PS I love how they want you to be VERY happy with your purchase and make sure you love what you buy!
This morning as I was doing dishes Brooke was sitting in her chair snacking on Cheerios and next thing I knew it she was asleep. I thought she was just chewing on the tray but no she was out!
White potatoes > sweet potatoes when it comes to deliciousness but they are still pretty good. Brooke loves them so I am trying to be cool liker her and eat them every now and then. I also had a salad and an apple with pb.
The greens and snap peas were from my friend’s garden. I want my own garden right this second.
What were your very FIRST pair of running shoes? What brand do you prefer now?
-The Waveriders were my first pair of running shoes but now I prefer Brooks!
How much money are you willing to spend on a pair of running shoes?
What is really motivating you lately to run?
Sweet potatoes or white potatoes… which one do you prefer?