So, I got these really good lookin’ shoes before I left Madison:
The Brooks Pure Flow 3. I have worn the Brooks Pure Flow 1. And I have had two of the Brooks Pure Flow 2’s. I LOVED the first two versions of the Pure Flows.
When I went to Fleet Feet to get a new pair since mine were nearing 300 miles at the time, they said that Brooks had updated the Pure Flow and quite a few changes were made. I tried them on and ran around the parking lot. They definitely felt different, but they still felt really comfortable. Purchase made.
Then I moved across the country. So, I actually just took them out of the box about two weeks ago. My first two or three runs felt great! I really liked the shoes! But the last three times I have tried to wear them, they have irritated the outside of my right foot. At first, I thought they were too tight, but I loosened them and they still felt off. It’s almost like a pinch or that the new fabric across the top of the shoe is hitting me funny. I’m not sure what it is, but I don’t like it. I couldn’t even run 2 miles in them without feeling it!
So, what did I do? I went on to runningwarehouse.com and bought a pair of the Pure Flow 2’s which are now half price since they are the old version.
And these feel amazing! And so the Kinvaras and Pure Flows that I have been training in are officially retired to flyball shoes or walking shoes. They had 351 miles and 352 miles, respectively. It was time. And I wore them out quite evenly, didn’t I??
So, here is to new shoes!
How was your Memorial Day weekend? Mine was freakin’ awesome! I had such a great time! I had two human visitors (Cheryl and Anthony) and two dog visitors (Cody and Mocha).
I am going to have to spread out our adventures over a few posts, but I will sum it up by saying that we stayed ridiculously busy, took advantage of the amazing weather and had a wonderful time!
Food for Thought: Rosemary. Best for enhancing brain power. Breathing it in can improve speed and accuracy during demanding mental tasks according to a 2012 study. Other research found its scent left people feeling refreshed and mentally stimulated. It also boosts energy and lowers fatigue.
Quote of the Day:
“In times of self-doubt and in times of perseverance, you surround yourself with people who believe in you and who believe in themselves.” -Jessica from todaywasmeaningful
We started out Friday night by making this appetizer called Spinach Dip Pull-Aparts. I will most definitely be making this again! Super addicting. You should totally make it for your next get together!
Spinach Dip Pull-Aparts
– 1 package (8 ounce) cream cheese, softened
– 2 garlic cloves, minced
– 1/4 tsp pepper
– 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
– 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
– 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
– 1/4 cup mayonnaise
– 2 tubes (one 6 ounce and one 12 ounce) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
– Marinara sauce, warmed (optional)
– Preheat oven to 350*. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese, garlic and pepper until blended. Stir in spinach, cheeses and mayonnaise.
– Separate biscuit dough. Using a serrated knife, cut each biscuit horizontally in half. Wrap each half around 1 tablespoon spinach mixture, pinching to seal and forming a ball.
– Layer in a greased 10-inch fluted tube pan. Bake 45-50 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan 10 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate. Serve warm with marinara sauce if desired.
Courtesy of Taste of Home