I’ve been sporting the PureGrit 4s out on the trails lately. As I put more and more miles on them I will keep you updated on my level of love for them but I thought I’d give you the 411 so far.
The PureGrits—> lightweight running shoes with all of the qualities that come with a pair of awesome trail shoes.
The Grits have a midsole drop of 4mm, they weigh 8.2 oz and they are perfect for runners that have a normal pronation. I have felt a difference in how light they feel compared to my Cascadias. The Grits offer flexibility while still gripping onto the surface of the trails (take a look at the bottoms of these shoes… hardcore). This is huge for me because I am klutz and I need a pair of trail running shoes that helps me to avoid slipping/twisting my ankle etc. They offer plenty of stability and the the nav-band (the bright pink band that wraps around the middle of the foot) keeps your foot in place as you are running along. The ballistic rock shield keeps your feet nice and safe on the trails. These also have that BioMoGo DNA midsole which means that the shoe cushioning adapts to YOUR weight/speed/foot/way that you run—> one of my favorite aspects of Brooks shoes.
I felt like these were almost a little too narrow for my foot though. I also have huge feet if we remember:) I loved the narrowness for the fact that it makes it easier for me to navigate on technical portions/single track trails with lots of rocks but they are definitely snug on my feet. Like any of the PureProject shoes from Brooks the recommended mileage is about 300 miles because they are so lightweight. I usually get in a few more miles than that on them but that’s just me. So far I am liking them a lot but I do have a really deep love for my Cascadias!
Me trying to take an artistic pondering selfie:
Today I taught some spin, ran 2.5 miles and then did some planks. Brooke keeps me accountable with my planks because she likes to come right under me to make sure I don’t quit early:)
You might remember my cute friend Brittany from back when we lived in California. She moved to Alaska and I moved to Utah but she is in town for the Utah Valley Marathon and so I got to steal her away for a little while.
We took her to do our favorite things. (Photo credit—> Brooke Jacobs inc.)
Brittany has a little boy so we took the kiddos to our second home after lunch.
I’ll keep trying to convince her to move to Utah.
All is right in the world again. My sister is finally back home. It is sad how much I missed them—> they were only gone a week. If you saw this huge crew running around NYC in BYU gear… that was my sister and her family and my brother and his family. We are so going with them next time. PS if you are wondering about my sister’s back, it is doing much much better!
And back to our normal weirdness. Our text conversation late last night.
Trail runners—> what is your favorite trail shoe? What qualities do you love in a pair of trail shoes?
What was your workout today?
Have any fun Thursday night plans?