Tuesday, August 7, 2012

New Shoes - Brooks Ravenna 3

For the past couple of years I've been running in Nike+ Pegasus.  I used Nikes because I wanted to track my runs using Nike+ iPod so I had to get the shoes that could fit the little foot pod.  Now I have the new iPod Nano that no longer requires the foot pod but because I was used to Nikes I kept wearing them.  What can I say?  I'm a creature of habit.

I like to read up on other brands of running shoes and have started to wonder if there isn't a better one out there for me.  I'm always losing toenails (currently sporting 8.5!) and although that's common for runners, maybe switching my shoes might help.  I've heard great things about Brooks and then one day when we were at REI I saw these and fell in love.  I was drawn in by the contrast of the gray with neon yellow and green.  Super sweet!

Brooks Ravenna 3

I didn't buy them right away.  I waited until we went back with a 20% off coupon.  They were my treat to myself for completing Tough Mudder.  But I didn't wear them right away.  I wanted to get a little more wear out of my current pair.  Then last week I started reading  Eat and Run by vegan ultra runner Scott Jurek (book review to follow).  Jurek is sponsored by Brooks so I was inspired to lace them up this morning for a 9-mile run.  I know it was just the first run but they felt really good.  They're lightweight, comfortable, and seemed to provide the right amount of cushion.  Hopefully they'll hold up well for all the upcoming fall races I'll inevitably be running.

I also tried out my cute new running shorts!  They're PINK!  

What are your favorite running shoes? 

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