Girls (and some guys) love shoes right? I have a closet full of shoes and these are by far my favorites.
Everyone has their own favorite running shoe/brand. Some runners will wear nothing but Brooks, others swear by Nike or Hoka, I am a New Balance girl. I am fortunate to have a Fleet Feet store not far from my house. The staff is so well trained to fit you properly and comfortably. Be prepared to hop on the treadmill because if you want a good fit you have to move your feet. I had always been an “off the rack” sneaker shopper until I got serious about running. Upon my first visit to Fleet Feet I discovered that I had been wearing the wrong size! Still in shock. We also learned that I need just a tad extra support in my arch. I used to suffer shin splints but the extra support put a stop to that! YAY!! The good folks at Fleet Feet put me in a bunch of different brands and styles until we landed on the New Balance 870’s and I never looked back.
When it came time to replace my beloved 870’s I was disappointed to discover that they have been remodeled and are no longer comfortable for me…..sigh. Fleet Feet took the imposters back without hassle and started the fitting process all over again. I now sport the Brooks Ravena’s, aren’t they pretty?
Now if I had never worn the New Balance I would probably be singing the praises of the Brooks. They fit really well and are pretty comfortable. They also offer good support where I need it. However I HAVE been wearing the 870’s for about a year and the Ravena’s are slightly heavier. I wear them for training but I still revert to my beloved New Balance for races.
Last weekend I took off on a longish run. I was still flying high from my stellar 10K performance. I had my runkeeper app going and quickly realized that my pace was much slower than I intended (10:54 vs. 10:31….that’s huge!). After some initial confusion I finally concluded that it was the heavy Ravena’s slowing me down. Couldn’t have been ME right?! 😉 This may be part of the reason I had such a great 10K race. I had been training in the heavy Ravena’s but on race day tied on my light as air 870’s.
I will continue to wear the Brooks to train and the New Balance to race. It seems to be working so far. I only hope that next year’s 870’s model will work for me!
This week’s Bunny of the week is:
She has been working really hard on her social skills this week! She even let me pet her!
Phil gave me some new shades, aren’t they swanky?
I cannot find a style that actually looks flattering on me so I just wear different ones all the time…it’s fun….try it!