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Do These Shoes Make Me Look Fast?

by Meghann on September 28, 2011

My morning running buddy. πŸ™‚

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Doesn’t she look excited to run?!

Maddie and I took off for a nice and easy 4 mile recovery run this morning. It was slow, but at least it wasn’t painful. Each mile was better than the last and we ended up with negative splits across the board. I was happy with it. πŸ™‚

New day. New run. New training. New shoes.

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The other week I received an email from Active.com advertising Brooks Glycerin 8 for 50% off. I was on my 4th pair of Brooks Glycerins and couldn’t get my credit card out fast enough to order a pair. When you find your favorite running shoes on sale – you stock up! I scored a pair for $65! Bargain!

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They arrived just in time too. I knew on Sunday that it was time to retire my previous pair of Glycerins. They lived a good life, but – with over 300 miles on them – I knew it was time to move on. RIP shoes! πŸ™‚

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What are your favorite running shoes?

I find that running shoes vary from person to person and feet to feet. My sister loves Asics, but I find the support isn’t there. I love Brooks, but the shoe is too narrow for her. That’s why it’s hard to rely on other people’s suggestions and instead go to a running store and try on a few pairs until you find the one that works for you. πŸ™‚

Breakfast

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Why, hello, Libby’s. Long time no see!

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Cans of pumpkin are back at Publix! I picked up a few this weekend and opened up my first of the season for breakfast. πŸ™‚

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Pumpkin yogurt love πŸ™‚

  • 1/2 cup Cinnamon Cheerios
  • 1/2 cup Erewhon Cocoa Crispies
  • 1/2 Apple
  • Chopped Dates
  • Plain Yogurt
  • Pumpkin
  • LOTS of cinnamon πŸ™‚

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Just as great as I remembered.

Now, I need to dig all of my recipes for pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, and pumpkin dinners out of my archives. πŸ˜‰

1 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat September 28, 2011 at 9:19 am

I’m a loyal Asics fan like your sister. I overpronate a bit, so I find that their shoes with support for overpronators are perfect. I think you are very deserving of a new pair of shoes after your 70.3!! πŸ™‚
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2 Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet September 28, 2011 at 9:20 am

I love Brooks Ghost 3s, but my newest pair are definitely not the same as my last. I think it’s time to find a new favorite πŸ™

Woohoo pumpkin season!

3 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen September 28, 2011 at 9:20 am

I’m an Asics lover. I find Brooks too narrow too. To each their own πŸ™‚ But there is nothing like a fresh new pair of shoes to get you excited about a run!
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4 Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups September 28, 2011 at 9:23 am

Yes–bring on the pumpkin!!
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5 Cait's Plate September 28, 2011 at 9:25 am

Nice! I run in Brooks Ghost currently (though I used to be an Asics GT-2100 loyalist and would literally scour the internet to find sites that still sold them) but maybe I’ll give the Glycerins a try! I’m due for a new pair myself…
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6 Hope September 28, 2011 at 9:28 am

I love the new shoes! They are cute! πŸ™‚

I cannot wait to start baking with pumpkin. Although, I can’t seem to find any canned pumpkin near me. You are lucky!

7 Khushboo September 28, 2011 at 9:30 am

I swear by Asics for comfort, support, and price. I’ve bought the same pair 3 years in a row- I’m to happy with them to bother trying on other brands!
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8 Paula @ Eat: Watch: Run September 28, 2011 at 9:30 am

Girl, what Publix are you going to? The 2 I frequent have cans of Pumpkin all year long. I stay stocked through the year! πŸ™‚
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9 Cassie @ Back to Her Roots September 28, 2011 at 9:34 am

Saucony ProGrid Omnis! Or Vibrams. πŸ™‚
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10 Meghann September 28, 2011 at 9:40 am

I’ve still been meaning to try Vibrams!

11 michelle September 28, 2011 at 9:38 am

I have never owned a pair of Brooks before. I have been sticking with Asics as of late.
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12 faith @ for the health of it September 28, 2011 at 9:39 am

I’ve been pretty loyal to asics, but I’m beginning to think my pair doesn’t offer enough support for me. I’d really love to go to one of those running stores where they evaluate your stride and pair you with shoes, but I’m apprehensive that ill get matched with a pair that’s way out of my budget but feel guilted into buying them after the consultation.

13 Kristin September 28, 2011 at 9:41 am

I just got my first pair of Brooks Glycerins last weekend and I am loving them so far!
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14 Cat @Breakfast to Bed September 28, 2011 at 9:54 am

I am so.jealous. I wear ravennas like it’s my job. They’re over $100. I want to hug/kill you right now for that deal.
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15 kathleen @ the daily crumb September 28, 2011 at 9:57 am

i love, love, love brooks running shoes. i go through a pair every few months. a worthwhile investment indeed.
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16 Dori September 28, 2011 at 10:09 am

My Karhu shoes changed my running life! I actually just wrote a post all about that yesterday.
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17 Carissa September 28, 2011 at 10:12 am

I need new shoes bad! I need to make a trip to Track Shack because they always help me get a great pair…but…uhhhhh..broke college student for the second time around. I guess I’m stuck with my free Asics I got last year!
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18 amy September 28, 2011 at 10:13 am

Love the new kicks! Nothing is better than new running shoes! I swear by Nike Volmeros….they are like running on pillows! But I toe strike really, really bad so have to agree ‘to each their own’ when it comes to running shoes!!

19 Shanna, Like Banana September 28, 2011 at 10:22 am

I love that your little dog is your running buddy and I can’t get my German Shepherd mix to run more than a mile with me!

My fave shoes are usually Saucony

20 Carolyn September 28, 2011 at 10:22 am

Do you ever shop on runningwarehouse.com? they have those shoes for $64 and if you click on skinny runner’s discount on her page it’s 10% off. free shipping both way. Highly recommend them, their customer serivce is amazing too!

Happy Running!

21 Margo September 28, 2011 at 10:27 am

I love my Brooks! I run in the defyance, though my favorites were the axiom. Sadly they stopped making them. I should have stocked up!

I was so excited to see pumpkin back on the shelves this week. I practically cleared out the shelf! Looking forward to making all sorts of delicious pumpkin goodies.

22 Celia September 28, 2011 at 10:33 am

I love Brooks! I run in the Launch and the ST Racer mainly but cant wait for their new “minimalist” shoes to come out!
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23 Kristie September 28, 2011 at 10:49 am

The toe box in Nike shoes is what makes them the only shoe that really works for me – my toes need space and flexibility there and Asics & Brooks don’t have it! I admit, I haven’t tried Saucony though so maybe that would work too. My feet are picky so once I find one that works I stock up! Nike Structure Triax 14 are what work for me now. Even an update to the same shoe (13 vs. 14) can make them not right for me anymore though.

24 Nikki September 28, 2011 at 10:52 am

I tried Brooks but got shin splints. Now I am onto Mizunos…so far so good!!… Hopefully that doesn’t change once I start marathon training!! EEK!
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25 Kt September 28, 2011 at 10:53 am

Hi! Just curious- do you wear socks with your running shoes? congrats on your amazing triathlon!

26 Meghann September 28, 2011 at 11:19 am

I do, they’re just low cut. πŸ™‚

27 Ali @ Ali Runs September 28, 2011 at 11:03 am

I love my Asics! My past 5 running shoes have been Asics and I’ve never had a problem. But I agree with you, what works for one person’s foot type, may not work for another.
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28 Allyson September 28, 2011 at 11:09 am

Oh wow, running so soon after your 70.3. No resting time to let your body heal?

29 Meghann September 28, 2011 at 11:25 am

It was a recovery run – I took it nice and easy. πŸ™‚

30 Emily@SavoryandSavage September 28, 2011 at 11:15 am

I have narrow feet so I wear Asics Gel Nimbus. I always hate when they change the design – they are perfect for me – I want them to stay the same!
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31 Meghann September 28, 2011 at 11:26 am

I always question why shoe companies change the design too! They’re not ‘improving’ the shoe – they’re making a totally different one.

32 Mary @ Bites and Bliss September 28, 2011 at 11:29 am

Awesome shoes! I have a pair of Brooks Adrenaline 11 and LOVE them!

33 Sarah K September 28, 2011 at 11:47 am

yay pumpkin season! you had so many good recipes last year around this time I can’t wait to see what comes this year.

34 Kelly September 28, 2011 at 11:57 am

Hooray for pumpkin season!

I love asics, and i’m hoping that they never discontinue my style!

35 mary September 28, 2011 at 12:06 pm

I’ve run in lots of stuff. Currently I”m running in Brooks Defyance. I am in need of a new pair though so I might be heading to Fleet feet sooner rather than later πŸ™‚
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36 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife September 28, 2011 at 12:10 pm

I like Asics, Nike, and Saucony. Totally depends on how I’m feeling too, sooo weird. I switch off between like 3 pairs!

37 Britt @ Run with Britt September 28, 2011 at 12:23 pm

I love my Asics, but I just recently got some Brooks at the expo from my last race. When I put them on it just felt right. I can’t wait to break them in soon!
I wish my running buddy was that dang cute!
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38 Hillary September 28, 2011 at 12:36 pm

I’ve had to stop myself from eating pumpkin every single meal of the day. Although maybe that’s silly of me!

I love my Asics. They have completely eliminated my hip pain from the last two years!
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39 Kathleen September 28, 2011 at 1:12 pm

You lucky lady- score- I’m usually too late to the table to get the really good deals on my brooks adrenaline sneakers appear. They are always sold out of my size. boo hoo. I usually stock up by buying 6 or more pairs when road runner sports is having one of their great promo sales with my vip discount. Also- if I love the shoe, I hoard as many pairs that I can get my hands on cause you never know how the new update will perform. I am now loyal to Brooks but have had past long term relationships with Asics and Saucony. I hate when I have to cheat on my sneakers.

40 Amanda Lee September 28, 2011 at 1:12 pm

I used to be a die-hard asics fan but then I fell in love with the Saucony Progrid Ride. I have had 2 pairs of them and loved them. I saw that deal last week also and debated about buying the Glycerin. Unfortunately though I have never run in the 8th version so I wasn’t sure and I used to work at Fleet Feet where we told everyone NEVER to buy a pair of shoes without running in it first! I will have to give them a try next time I visit a running store!

Enjoy that new shoe feel!

41 Sarah @ The Dirt Road Dreamer September 28, 2011 at 1:21 pm

I’m with you all the way on the Brooks Glycerin! I bought my first pair back in 2004 @ Running Wild in Pensacola, FL, they were Big League Chew purple. Hidieous! I remember the owner of the store telling me that running stores were the only place that could sell ugly shoes to fashionable people πŸ™‚ If the shoe fits….

PS. I saw your post about the Brooks being on sale and took advantage of you finding a great deal πŸ™‚

42 Katie @ kindabananas.com September 28, 2011 at 1:24 pm

I was an Asics Nimbus girl until I tried on the Glycerien 13s – they are amazing!
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43 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More September 28, 2011 at 1:52 pm

My absolute favorite running shoes are Mizunos! I can never remember the exact model (I think Wave 14?) but with the other shoes I’ve tried, none have been so supportive and comfortable. LOVE THEM!

Now if only I could find a deal on them…;)
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44 Amelia September 28, 2011 at 1:59 pm

I’m a Mizunos runner. I think I’m on my 4th pair now and I’ve had a new one for each of the marathons I’ve done. When I complete the race, I write the name/location on the back of the shoes.
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45 Heather @ Better With Veggies September 28, 2011 at 1:59 pm

I’m not really brand loyal when it comes to running shoes – whatever fits my foot best – but I have been running in a pair each of Saucony & Nike (I rotate shoes) for the past two years. I actually would like to mix it up, but they keep working, so I keep buying.
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46 Jacqueline September 28, 2011 at 3:29 pm

I love the Mizuno Wave Rider 13. I tried the new redesigned 14’s earlier this year and wasn’t a fan. They came up too high on my ankles. I switched to Brooks Ghosts 4 & they’re just okay. A little too wide for my narrow feet. I hear the Mizuno 15’s coming out in November are supposed to be a lot like the 14’s. Keeping my fingers crossed.
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47 Susan September 28, 2011 at 5:33 pm

I run in Glycerins too! I like the Ghost too for shorter distances or at the gym. I used to work at a running shoe store analyzing gaits and fitting people, so I love to geek out talking about running shoes. You’re right, every individual is different when it comes to shoes. One thing to take note of when buying sale shoes is that they aren’t too old. The cushioning in running shoes starts to break down after a year, even if they’re just sitting on a shelf.
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48 Erica @ The Squeeze September 28, 2011 at 5:52 pm

Mmm. I love pumpkin anything. Great choice on breakfast!

I am a die-hard Asics fan. It’s all I run in. I use the Kayano for distance and the DS Trainer for training. πŸ˜‰
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49 Army Amy* September 28, 2011 at 6:26 pm

I love my Mizuno’s! I know what you mean about finding the right shoe and sticking with it.*
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50 ChrisChick September 28, 2011 at 8:52 pm

I love the Glycerin 8s! I notice, though, I have to go a half size larger than my usual running shoe size when buying Glycerins.

Congrats on your HIM. And Maddie is a cute running partner!

51 Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks September 29, 2011 at 1:07 am

Haha.. I ordered the exact same shoes (same color) from the exact same offer! πŸ˜‰

My other pair of shoes are also Brooks, but they are stability shoes. When I got fitted at the running shop, they said I was a severe over pronator. Truth is though, I’m not sure that is true…the wear on my shoes doesn’t seem to match an over pronator. So I’m looking forward to trying out a middle of the road shoe….plus these new ones are so much lighter! I feel like I’m flyin’! πŸ˜‰
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52 Meghann September 29, 2011 at 9:40 am

I like them because of how light they are too. Heavy shoes feel like they’re weighing my feet down!

53 Lara @TresLaLa September 29, 2011 at 1:15 am

I was so bummed that I couldn’t get the Active deal, but you’re right – shoes are so personal, I couldn’t just buy them & HOPE that they’d fit, not give blisters, and provide the support I need! I wear a size 11, so shoes are really hit or miss for me!
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54 Elisabeth September 29, 2011 at 2:34 am

I prefer New Balance, although I also like Asics. πŸ™‚

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