Not much needs to be said about Sweet Frog. My love for it keeps me running. Jared and I did this to ourselves after a long run a weekend ago.
Get it? LSD? Long slow distance? I know, I am hilarious. Today was the first strong long run I have had in the last 3 weeks. I seem to be recovering nicely from this piriformis, hip, disc herniation, hamstring.....ahhhh.... thing. I ran about 12.5 miles under 2 hours and I will take that because it was trails and hills. I hit the canal over to Green Lakes and beyoonnnd. If you know me then you know I cannot run trails well at all. My boyfriend calls me tumbles for a reason. I just tumble all over the terrain. It was the perfect temperature and perfect day to shake off the rust and start my marathon training. Bring it!
Decided to step up the shoe game and bought the newest Adidas Boosts.... The Ultra Boosts. After you get over the initial shock of paying $180.00 for a pair of shoes (that only last a few months) you start to notice some reasons why you would splurge again. They copied Nike and have an awesome fly knit for the upper. A highly elastic, snug fitting heel that fits like a sock and moves when you move. The extreme cushioning responds quickly after impact to keep the foot arch/form in place. The sole has a stretchy, rubber grid pattern that adapts to your foot's movement. The toe is angled up, which helps the shoe roll easily. These are by far the most comfortable shoes I've run in. It's like running on a cloud, yet I can feel the ground under me. These could be your trainers or racing shoes undoubtedly. If you don't want to make the $180.00 plunge your best bet is to get the Adidas Energy Boosts which compare at roughly $125.00. #adidasultraboosts #boosttechnology #adidas
Specs from Adidas:
Weight: 9.3 oz.
Profile (Heel): 31.5 mm
Profile (Forefoot): 21.3 mm
Drop from heel to forefoot: 10.2 mm
Decide to try the blogging thing one more time. Fast forward to present day. I ran the marathon through injury. I finished and I am happy with that. I have been training since then without injury and there's improvement. Now I am dealing with piriformis syndrome - what a pain in the a$$. Trying to get through it and do better at the NYC Marathon in November. To be continued....
Aspiring adult with a love for running, travel and food (especially peanut butter!). Training for her second ultra marathon.