I’m back kids!
Today I hopped over to JackRabbits (pun intended) on the way home from work. Let my feet have their 15 minutes of fame. Came home with a brand new pair of Brooks Adrenaline GTS 11 in red/white, which is coincidentally the colors of LLS. (Go me!)
JackRabbits is awesome. While I’ve gotten sneakers there before I’ve never been as invested in a pair of running shoes as I am now so I really appreciated how well Courtney at the 14th location store handled my indecisiveness. She had me run in a number of different pairs and showed me the effects of each on my stability — and then answered all my silly questions. I left feeling very confident with my purchase… not something I often experience. (I’m typically a buyer, trier and returner.)
To test our decision, I hit up Jones Beach for a quick, light 2.5-miler. I had promised my knees I would hold off running until Saturday’s group training but I really needed to give the new sneaks a whirl.
They were beautiful. Smooth run… lots of support… no aching knee pain… no side stitch… and I stuck to my ‘conversational’ pace, which I normally have a very difficult time doing during the first mile or so.
Of course I also hung around and did strength training after my run. The topless men doing some sort of bootcamp training on the sand provided excellent entertainment in between reps.
Overall, lovely run! I am really looking forward to my first Saturday run with TNT.