Raved about them + how we escape tantrums.

(shoes ((FMTIB50 got me 50% off)), shorts, tank, bra)

Six miles @ 8:31 average with Lauren!

I’m going to talk about the Endorphin Pro 2s for a minute (the ones I linked above that you can get for 50% off). These were another pair of shoes that my running friends wore and raved about for a very long time. They wore them for easy runs, speed, or even races and had nothing but good to say about them. Once I tried them at a group run, and they were half off, I decided I needed them.

They have a carbon fiber plate and are incredibly lightweight. I love how they hold my foot (especially my heel) in place, but they are not cushy shoes like the Hoka Cliftons… these are meant for speed. I don’t see myself racing in them (because I love the Nikes so much), but they are perfect for workouts and so much cheaper! You feel like you are launched forward in these shoes. I went up a half size in these than my normal size (normally 10, and the 10.5 is perfect), and these shoelaces require a double knot in my opinion, because they come untied easily. I LOVE the orange and tan color combo. One last tangent about them, I haven’t felt my plantar fasciitis in months, and these shoes also keep my PF happy. I am always scared to try something new after an injury, but I’m feeling less nervous about it these days.

It was one of those mornings where you need to get back in bed with everyone after your shower…

I am NOT ready for school to start and the busy mornings for the kids to be normal.

Whenever we need a tantrum break, we hide on the porch for a few minutes to breathe and talk. 

A tooth cleaning took place, and I asked for laughing gas… I love laughing gas way too much, ha.

After the dentist, I had an activity for the girls that are Brooke’s age in our area. My friend put together so many fun games for them.

We finished up the night at the waterpark and Kelsey brought us the most amazing zucchini bread. Recipe HERE!

Have you ever taken the wrong turn/gotten lost on a race course?

-A few weekends ago, my friend… the course wasn’t marked properly!

Laughing gas, like it or not?

Do you wear your running watch all day?  

-I only take it off for when I sleep but Andrew even wears his to bed!

Have an area in your space where you escape to when you need some time to breathe/be alone?

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts about the shoes. It is tempting to try something new when you can get them at a discount. I think I am looking for a shoe for distance right now. Something lightweight, but cushy… Time to really start researching, ha ha.
My hammock in the backyard! That is definitely the place I go when I need to escape. Although when it’s as hot as it’s been, I like our cozy little chair in the corner of the family room.
I’m up early to take our son to his college orientation today! He’s there for 2 days, and is so excited! Oh, and we’re getting my cousin’s dog for 10 days today too. It will be fun to have a dog around again after we lost our sweet Gizmo back in May.
Have a great day Janae šŸ˜Š

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Right?! That 50% off really motivated me to get them:) You’ll have to let me know what you find and love. These are definitely not super cushy! Oh your backyard seriously looks dreamy and that hammock sounds perfect! I hope orientation goes well today, such an exciting time for him! Enjoy the pup around again. I bet you miss Gizmo so much. Thanks Wendy, you too!

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YESSSSSSSSSS I just started doing workouts in the endorphin pro original and now I just got a pair of endorpin pro 2s for less than $100! Thanks for the code.

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HALLELUJAH! Seriously, such a crazy good deal! Enjoy and hope your day is a beautiful one!

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I know you’ve have had plantar issues in the past, so what have you been doing lately to prevent it from coming back? I’m having PF issues and have been having them for months now, it’s definitely not fun. Glad to hear you’re running so many miles without having to deal with that :)

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Hey Sarah! I am so so sorry you have been dealing with plantar for so long now. It is so painful. I really think the golden ticket for me was the Clifton 8s. I wore them at all times for a few months and still do when I run errands and most of my easy runs. As soon as I started feeling it again, I would put those on and boom… so much better. Have you tried Hoka at all? They are what healed my friend that had plantar issues last year too. Let me know!!!!!

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Hi Janae! For the longest time my car was where I escaped to be alone! Now I have a home office so I sit in there and close the door.
So happy you haven’t had the PF come back! That’s awesome!!
Have an awesome day!

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Keep enjoying that alone time in your office:). A little peace and quiet can work wonders! Thank you, Amy. I was SO nervous it would! Hope your day is off to a great start.

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Janae,
If the FMTIB50 code is still active it should work on the Endorphin Pro 2 (Carbon Plate), Endorphin Speed 2 (Nylon Plate) and the Endorphin Shift 2 (No Plate). I picked up a pair of Speed 2’s with the Nylon Plate to see if it helps with my toe off (arthritic big toe). I have only tried them on so far, they are nice and light! The Speed 2’s are nice for somebody who wants to try a plated shoe, but does not want to step up to carbon. Also, the Speed 2’s can be used more for training vs the Pro 2’s which are designed more for speed/racing. Here are some reviews:
https://www.doctorsofrunning.com/2021/10/saucony-endorphin-pro-2-shoe-review-contributors.html
https://www.doctorsofrunning.com/2021/06/saucony-endorphin-speed-2-multiple.html

I wear my Garmin Forerunner 935 all day, but not to be bed. If I had a newer Garmin with the better sleep metrics I might be tempted to wear it to bed.

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Off to go get the speed and shift too! My friend Lauren has an arthritic big toe too and she said that the pros are her favorite for them. Thank you for the reviews too… can’t wait! I’m not sure I would be able to sleep with something on my wrist ha… I’m so picky when I sleep. Hope your day is a great one, John!

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Dangit Janae. I had to go order a pair of Pro 2’s too just now, lol…. Overkill for me, but what the hey….

Running shoes to runner are like bikes to cyclists. The proper number of running shoes or bikes to own in n+1, where n represents the current number that you own. I am sure Andrew agrees as well.

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Bahahah I am dying!!!

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Laughing gas. I got it as a kid, until I didn’t. After a filling, I told my mom the dentist’s face turned into a cartoon with his eyes where his mouth is.
Tempted to ask for it next appointment now.

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HAHAHA that is amazing… I think that happened to me yesterday too;). Let me know if you try it again. Happy Thursday, Erica!

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How do you keep the kids from following you?! Mine will tantrum and bang on the door! Your porch looks so peaceful!

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We usually wait until things have calmed down and we just need a breakā€¦ get them distracted with something else?! And sometimes they do chase us out ha!

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I’ve been a fan of the endorphin series since they came out! Tried the code though and it didn’t work for me :-( Would be good timing because my pros need replacing!

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Hmmmm that is so strange! It is still working for meā€¦ did you put it in the promo code area? For the endorphin pro 2? Where do you live? I hope it ends up working for you!

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Figured it out! I was on the Saucony Canada site and it doesn’t work there! Was able to order from the US and having them delivered to my UPS box in Detroit. The advantage to living in a border city. :-)

Thanks for the code – that is an amazing discount!!

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Oh I am SO so happy about this! Enjoy!

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my Garmin is my only watch, so yes, except for when I sleep, it’s on all the time….
I have gotten lots on an off road run twice at different times…..I was ahead of the guys that were setting the glow sticks to mark the route, and once, well, because I can’t always follow markers, funny was the guy that followed me and asked me if I knew where I was going….nope
my only alone quiet time is either out on a run or on my bike..

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You can tuck your laces into a hidden elastic on the shoe tongue to secure them better! I had speeds for more than a year before I realized it was there. Game changer!

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I love Saucony Endorphin Pros and wear them for all races 1 mile-marathon. They do propel you forward.

I ran an all-women half marathon in June and was set for a PR and a third place overall finish. About 1/4 mile from the finish I went straight instead of turning. THERE WERE RACE PEOPLE ON THAT CORNER! They didn’t tell me or the girl behind me to turn. We soon realized something was wrong and doubled back. When we got to the corner, they said “Oh, are you the two that didn’t turn?”. Seriously, why did you not stop us? I was peeved, but what do you do. We ended up 7th and 8th and had a story to tell I guess.

I wear my watch all day and night. I am part of a monthly step contest. I also like how it tracks my sleep for the night.

Good luck at your race tomorrow.

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