I officially LOVE my new Brooks Ravenna Shoes!
Today was the third time I’ve worn my new shoes and I am in love. They feel fantastic. I was concerned about the size 9 (I usually wear an 8.5 shoe). I thought it might be like running in clown shoes 😉 but it really wasn’t. I didn’t feel awkward in them at all.
I felt faster in this shoes than I’ve ever felt in shoes. I felt light on my feet, fully supported and cushioned with every step.
They do not hurt my feet or legs at all. The Asics I tried made my shins and feet hurt the day after my run. So far, Brooks does not do that.
While my shoes felt fantastic and I felt fast and light on my feet, my run wasn’t that fast. I felt great the first mile or so. Around the second mile I started to get a really bad stomach cramp just underneath my breast/rib cage. It was not good. I walked for a minute to see if it would go away and then started to run again. Around that time, it started to rain a bit.
Luckily it was a light drizzle and it actually felt kind of nice. My stomach cramp came back a little and walked again for about 45 seconds. I arrived at the Steel Bridge and saw that it was up temporarily.
I decided to run up and down the stairs while I waited for the bridge to open again:
I really love my new REI Running shorts as well. They fit great and feel good too.
The Portland Rose Festival is coming up. That means the waterfront is transformed into a carnival:
That also means the waterfront will soon be way too crowded to run. At least for awhile. I think that means I will be trying some new routes for awhile!
Nike+ Pace: 9’56
Calories Burned: 422
QUESTION: Do you change your workout route or do the same one?