Brooke came home today and the first three things that she did were (in extremely particular order):
-She grabbed her blanket and put it up to her face while saying, ‘my pink blankie is soooooo soft.’
-She gave me a hug and told me she missed me.
-She saw the medal from my race this last weekend, put it on and ran around (while only swinging her left arm) the house.
I can’t even explain how good it feels to have her back home but I am very happy that she always has such a good weekend with her dad too! I think we are doing this whole split parenting thing the best that we can.
Earlier in the day I did a 7 mile recovery run (8:34 pace) and some planking. I decided that taking Brooke straight to go paint was much more important than taking a shower and she agreed. My hair was just a tad big.
She really got into it and we are now the proud owners of a horse painted every color of the rainbow. Now I want Skittles.
No more excuses for going out to eat—> we hit up Costco for our necessities. Sweet potatoes, avocado, chicken breasts, skinny pop, salad, broccoli, turkey burgers, bananas and bread.
Is it strange that a household with one adult and one 2 year old shop in bulk? Probably. But we always manage to plow through everything.
I have always wanted a pair of all black running shoes. They just look so sleek to me and I always covet a pair when I see them on other runners. I have loved the Adrenalines in the past and so when the Adrenaline GTS 15s came out in all black I knew I wanted to try them out for of all of their new improvements and also because I really love their look.
The Adrenaline GTS 15s offer a lot more cushioning and support than I am used to in my PureFlows but that is why I love them so much for my recovery and easy runs. When I feel like my feet need a little bit more shoe and comfort than these are what I go for.
These are perfect for the runner that has flat to medium arches and moderate pronation (when your foot rolls inward and your arch flattens a bit with each time your foot hits the ground). The Progressive Diagonal Rollbar gives these shoes some added control which I definitely feel as I run in them, my feet stay put and prevent any over pronation.
They weigh in at 9.2 oz with a drop from heel to toe of 12mm.
The midsole of these are made with BioMoGo DNA which takes cushioning to the next level and forms or adapts to exactly what your foot needs according to your weight/pace/gait. Something that I really love about this type of cushioning that Brooks offers is that it gives you ‘twice as much energy return for more pep in your step.’
Along with the BioMoGo DNA there is a crash pad on these shoes to help create a ‘seamless heel-to-toe transition for you.’
They have been great so far for me on the road and the treadmill. I have yet to try them for any type of speedwork because I prefer to get my speedwork done in shoes that are a little bit more flexible and lighter but for the rest of my runs they have kept my feet happy.
The upper portion of the shoe is made with materials that help to keep your feet cooler and dryer throughout your run! I personally think that these will do pretty well on the trails. They offer a lot of balance and support that will help to navigate over the rocks and uneven terrain.
And this week I talk about what we do as runners that seem a little strange to non-runners. HERE!
What things do you do as a runner that your non-runner friends and family find strange!?!
Who else is doing the whole split parenting thing?
Your staples at Costco?