Monday, February 16, 2009

New Shoes

Yesterday I went to Running Free to get some new shoes. They don't carry Saucony ProGrid Paramounts, so I was going to go for my Gel Kayano's (new 15's) by default until I saw these puppies:




Why helllllooo Brooks Trance 8's.... (click to enlarge for shoe porn)

They feel amazing on my feet, flexible and light but still have the stability of Kayano's (which felt heavy on the feet in comparison). I am going to try a light run on the TM today. I didn't run my 20 miler yesterday since I could really feel the IT band. Hubs stripped it twice yesterday with the Stick for me, followed by icing and elevation. It feels fine today, but if I feel it at all when I run, I will stop running, I promise. I will also let you know how I like the new kicks, I am a little nervous trying a new brand mid training cycle, but they have to be better than what I am running in now.

In other news, I have two half marathons over the next two weeks. The first is the Grimsby Half Marathon (Feb 22nd) and then the Chilly Half Marathon (March 1st). So excited for a real race again. I hope the weather and the IT band cooperate.

Today is Family Day in Ontario. A nice leisurely day to spend time with family and friends, or in my case, kick ass with all of the book writing I have been procrastinating.

Hope you all have a great week! Thanks for reading

32 comments:

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

I hope the new shoes work out for you. I love the color - for whatever that's worth. :-)

Melanie said...

glad you got new shoes, hope they work out for ya, and that the IT band keeps healing. Enjoy the beautiful sunshine today :)

Marlene said...

Good luck with the new kicks!

I will be volunteering at the Chilly... I'll let you know where I'm going to be once I find out.

Jess said...

I wish we had "family day" here!

Glad the new shoes are working out well for you; they sure look purty!

aron said...

yay for new shoes!!!! i had the brooks trance before my kayanos but they hurt my feet :( i like the cushion of kayanos (but they are heavy!).

that is exciting about your half marathons! i love halfs :)

X-Country2 said...

Oooh, those shoes are pretty. I may have to give Brooks a whirl.

Good luck with your upcoming races!

Blyfinn said...

Hope the shoes work great for ya. Good luck with the two half's.

Denise said...

I got 2 new pairs of shoes today. Can't wait to try them out!

Hope the IT feels better before your races!

FLYERS26 said...

Good luck with the new shoes.
I think I am up for a new pair, and I found the Kayano 14's for $99.00 so I might go with them again, instead of the 15's for $139.00... gotta cut costs.

Lacey Nicole said...

COOL SNEAKERS! i have these same ones!!! my review: http://objectsandevents.blogspot.com/2009/02/wednesday-run-around-sneaker-success.html

hoooooray hope you like them. they're "greener" too! :)

Cindy said...

i have those too!! i love them also- they are cushioned but still light and a fun color. enjoy!

Janice {Run Far} said...

Cute shoes, please do let us know what you think of them. I hope the IT band gets to feeling better soon. I had it so bad right after my first half back in 2002 and went through some major P Therapy just so I could start training for my first full.

joyRuN said...

Thank GOODNESS for the new shoes!

Hope the ITB behaves, & enjoy the day off :)

Jo Lynn said...

I LOVE new shoes. I know I always run faster in them. LOL

RunningLaur said...

Hooray new shoes!!
Good luck at the races, that's exciting!

Lily on the Road said...

Wow, Brooks, I a diehard Saucony girl, but you know what? I might just try a pair of Brooks, thanks!

Marcy said...

Ooooooo those are pretty!! I like the pink ;-)

MCM Mama said...

Ooh, pretty! Hope they feel as good as they look and you have a nice run!

Laurel said...

Nice kicks! Hope that dastardly IT band heals up for you soon.

Run Mommy said...

Nice...good luck with the races!

Heather said...

Love the new shoes . . . have fun!

Xenia said...

Mmmmm...shoe porn. Momma likey. ;)

Hope that IT band sorts itself out soon for you. Good luck on those half marathons!

Ali said...

I love the new shoes. Brooks Trance were my first ever official shoes I bought just for running.

lindsay said...

yay colorful shoes. my fav. :) sounds like you have a good level head on your shoulders and you are actually listening to your body. hope the it band gets better quickly!

Running and living said...

Let us know how the shoes work out. I need to change my Addidas. Are they for normal feet (as opposed to over or underpronators)?

Cheetah Girl said...

Thanks girl! :)
I'm actually jealous you get to run two 1/2's soon haha! I'm officially an addict now.
Seems like everyone is in the new shoe mood. I absolutely love new shoe week. Sometimes more than new high heels week. Weird? Nah. :)

Progman2000 said...

I've got 2 pairs of Trance 7's in my rotation. Like them a lot, although I think I am a dedicated Adrenaline guy going forward.

Roisin said...

Good luck with the new shoes! I'm so jealous of all your half-marathon opportunities!

Vava said...

Congratulations on the new shoes! I hope they work out great for you.

Jes said...

I love new shoes!! Hope they help you kick ass in those half marathons you've got coming up!

Sonia said...

I got the same shoes about a month ago, I have to say they are very comfy! Love them! They were also the only ones that fitted me right. How much were they in your neck of the woods??

Marathon Maritza said...

Oh my gosh I hope those shoes feel awesome because they look awesome. CAH-yute!!!!

I wish they'd stop making my Sauconys in all shades blue and go for pinks!