As I was moving through during my first run this week, I thought about how important footwear is for a runner. The wrong shoes can contribute to a lower performance or worse, injury. When I opted to take my running to the next level, I paid a visit to Georgetown Running Company, now a branch of Fleet Feet. At Georgetown Running Company, I had my gait and foot strike analyzed on a treadmill. Based on my running form, the very knowledgeable staff recommended the Brooks Adrenaline. Since then I have cycled through six pairs [white and navy blue, purple and lime, white and pink, teal and pink, plum and orange, white and turquoise], and retired three of those pairs. While everyone should listen to their own body and have their gait analyzed, I have to rave about the Brooks Adrenaline.
I have ran all but one race in my Brooks Adrenalines. I ran while pregnant in my Brooks Adrenalines. I have bounced back to running in my Brooks Adrenalines. All that is to say is that it is that this particular running shoe that has always been there. By wearing the Brooks Adrenaline sneaker, I am taking a major variable out of the equation because the shoes are so dependable. The shoes have held up through rain and heat and each pair has logged copious miles.
In reverse chronological order, these are the runs from the NRC of which I have enjoyed:
- Fuel the Run with Shalane // 33 minutes
- 3K Walk Backs // 3k meters
- Fifteen Minute Headstarts // 15 minutes
- A New Run // 25 minutes
- Today’s 30 Minute Walk // 30 minutes
- First Long Run // 35 minutes
- unguided run // 20 minutes
- Next Run // 22 minutes
- Fifteen Minute Run // 15 minutes
- Running for More: Purpose // 20 minutes
- Celebration Run // 25 minute run
- Tough Day Easy Run // 20 minute run
- First Run // 20 minute run
- Running for More: Connections // 25 minute run
Our family’s nanny is on vacation for most of September. As such, I will not be able to log as many miles. Rather, I will end up resorting back to weight training with the Pamper Pirate as my hype man during the majority of this month. Last week, my calves were beat after my hundreds due to not only the deadlifts and squats, but also the calf raises. Cut to using my Spoonk mat, foam roller, and Spoonk mat layered over the foam roller.
Let’s meet back here next week, same time same place, for a check in?