Happy Wednesday! I hope your week has been a great one so far! It feels like it has been some time since we last caught up so let’s get talking!
Monday night we met all of my family for some delicious fresh mex salads. My brother and his family are here in town from Arizona (best time of year to get out of Arizona right?!) so we want as much time with them as possible.
After dinner last night we went to a birthday party for one of my friends (we got there early… because heaven forbid I stay up past 8:30 pm) and Brooke was the life of the party. She cried when we left, that is how much fun she was having with all of her 25+ year old friends of hers.
*Beretta helped her to feel better when we got home.
Tuesday morning started with an early morning run. This picture was after the run because plopping down on the ground after a run is kind of my favorite thing to do.
My fuel belt is working double duty right now. It carries my phone perfectly and it is now turning into quite the belly band. With each run it feels a bit tighter and does some of the work to support the little bump right now. I’ll switch to a real belly band soon but for now it works great. Just look forward to when my belly button pops out in a few weeks like it did with Brooke… I always got the funniest looks when I was out running with a tight workout top on:) PS this belt is my absolute favorite of all the belts I have used over my last 19 years of running (okay, I didn’t start using belts until a few years ago but just trust me on this one). It holds everything perfectly without moving around and you don’t even feel it.
I got in 7 miles @ a 9:22 pace which was the exact pace that I did on my Monday run. I don’t look at my pace during the run but it turns out 9:22 is just what I have needed this week.
Brooke has been carrying this little baby around and she told me yesterday she is practicing for her sister (we don’t know the gender yet but Brooke is sure it is a girl).
Knox was home for a few hours so they went straight to playing non-stop.
Later on in the day yesterday my good friend Sarah (remember the one that I visited when she was living in Thailand?!) invited us over to swim! She is living in Switzerland now and it is so fun to have her back for a bit. The four of us all lived together while in college.. it was the best. Sarah had quesadillas and a ton of fruit and veggies with hummus for us to eat.
After a few hours I finally convinced this little fish to get out and come home with me.
I came home and went straight for the bagel and tub of cream cheese.
I received this email about the St. George Marathon! I think we might just have to go down and cheer on the runners of this race because the idea of missing out on this weekend in St. George is hard for my brain. I’ll be there running in 2018.
So, I don’t know if you are catching on but Mexican food is the name of the game for me right now (until I eat it too much and never want to see it again). After a bunch of tests that Andrew had and some working we went to 180s for salad and tacos.
We were the only ones in the restaurant and Brooke loved the freedom.
On the drive home Andrew mentioned caramel corn so when we got home, I made this recipe (so easy). I had a little bit and it was good (normally I LOVE this recipe) but a bowl of chips would have tasted better to me.
*I’m excited to show you the video that I made with NordicTrack!! Typing is easier for me than being on camera ha but I had a blast doing this.
The Glycerin 15s!!! I have put 50+ miles on them and wanted to share my thoughts! I have had a pair or two of Glycerins in the past (I don’t remember which #) and the main thing I remember about them in the past was THE CUSHIONING which made me excited to try these 15s out right away!
The Women’s Glycerin 15s come in at 9.2 ounces. They are best for runners with a neutral gait and they are awesome for those of us with medium/high arches. The drop from heal to toe is 10 mm, they come in four different color combos and they are best for the road/treadmill (I wouldn’t used these on the trails). PS right now Brooks offers a free duffel bag with the purchase of these so that is fun:)
Like I said a second ago, the Glycerins are known for their comfort and softness. The cushioning is amazing in these because of the SUPER DNA which has 25% more adaptable cushioning than Brooks’ normal DNA midsoles. This Super DNA was first used in the Transcends (if you have used these… SO comfortable). Even the tongue of these shoes are so cushioned and soft… pure comfort. While the cushioning is more than all of my other running shoes, the shoes still feel very light. They are especially perfect for my life right now where I’m not doing any speed work. I think I would have a harder time doing speed in these shoes because of how comfortable they are… for speedwork I need a little less shoe if that makes sense. I think the Glycerin 15s are great for the long runs and easy runs (aka everything I do now) but for speed/tempos I would still stick to the Launch and PureFlows (more of an energize type shoe).
The Glycerins feel like they are ready to go run 10 miles from the first time you put your feet in them (some shoes I feel like I need to break them in a tiny bit, not these). They feel great and ready to run from the first step. The top portion of the shoe offers a 3d Fit Print technology which allows this portion of the shoe to really expand/move with your foot throughout your run! The air mesh in the upper gives that great breathable feeling (perfect for summer… or really anytime;) The 15s really offer a smooth and comfortable ride. I think my only negative about them in the future will be that they make me just want to run smooth and comfortable ha (or maybe that is just because that is all I want to do right now… have the feeling of running on clouds:)… so I’ll save them for the easy runs and longer runs at an easier pace! They feel like a treat when you put them on your feet! I hope if you try them you love them too! PS I’ve heard that some people have had to go up a size in these compared to the 14s but I seriously wear the exact same size (10) in every pair of Brooks shoe that I own.
When was the last time you tried a ‘new to you’ running shoe? Or do you mainly stick to the shoe that you love and rarely stray? Over the course of a week, how many different pairs of running shoes do you wear?
What size shoe do you wear in normal shoes vs. running shoes?
-Normal shoes = 8.5 or 9. Running shoes= 10.
What do you use to hold your stuff while running?
What was the last treat that you had? How often do you eat a treat?