Well hot dang, this Monday morning has already zipped past us! Or at least it zipped past me. I had an early deadline this a.m., so I’ve been rocking that out, and now it’s over and done and almost time for some lunch. Love that.
Last night I didn’t really eat a real dinner (for shame!). I was way too full and tired to do so. Instead I had a bit more chocolate, and went to bed at 9 p.m. on the dot. The sleep was delightful, but ended too soon, as it always does.
I embraced my return to chocolate again this morning in the making of my Green Monster. Behold:
A bit overboard? Perhaps. Indulgent? Maybe. Regrettable? Nope. Chocolate/spinach milkshakes for breakfast are my jam. I won’t do this everyday, but it definitely brightened up my Monday morning!
And since I have no more food for y’all, I thought I’d chit chat with you about my new running shoes.
I tried on dozens of pairs of shoes Saturday, fully expecting to end up with a pair of Mizunos. But much to my surprise, my feet chose these babies – the Brooks Trance women’s running shoes. I really wanted to want a certain pair of pink Mizunos, but I couldn’t justify buying shoes for cuteness when I knew they weren’t going to be comfortable.
The reason I think these shoes work better for me than the New Balance 740s I received at Fitbloggin is that they have a lot more stability. Notice how much further back the gray material starts on the Trance’s than on the 740′s.
The polyurethane (PU), which is the material that gives most stability shoes their support, begins all the way back at the heel on these shoes.
The NB shoes clearly have less support, as the PU begins almost an inch from the back of the shoe. This doesn’t make a for a bad shoe though, some people just don’t need as much support as others.
I’ve worn the Trances on two runs – one 3 miler and one 7-ish miler and they felt great. They are kind of a wider shoe, but they still hugged to my foot nicely and I didn’t get any blisters.
The only thing I don’t really like about them is that I don’t think they’re all that pretty, haha. Other than that they’re a great shoe and worth the hefty price tag (retail is $140).
If you over-pronate and are looking for a higher-level stability shoe, I would definitely recommend them!
Note: I paid for these shoes with my own money and did not receive any endorsement from Brooks for this review.
Have a good Monday everyone!