Brooks Pure Flow 3 (Recipe: Spinach Dip Pull-Aparts)

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 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).

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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!

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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

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