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I can usually get about 500 miles out of a pair of running shoes before I start to notice a big difference in the quality of the shoe. Due to some poor planning on my part, my two pairs of shoes in rotation recently came close to this milestone at the same time.

Yes, that means I had the pleasure of going to one of our local running stores and buying TWO pairs of running shoes.

Now, I love my Saucony shoes. I’ve been in them for years. They’ve been good to me and we’ve spent many, many miles together.

But this time I wanted to branch out. I read in a recent Runner’s World shoe guide that the Saucony Kinvara’s or the Brooks PureFlow 3’s might be a good match for me according to my weekly mileage and the fact that I’m not prone to injury.

 

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I tried both on and I overwhelmingly liked the PureFlow’s. I felt like I was cheating on Saucony, it felt wrong to want to go with Brooks, but I did and I’m very happy with my choice.

I didn’t leave Saucony behind altogether though. I also bought a pair of the Ride 6’s to add to my collection of Rides.

 

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I’ve had both of the shoes for several weeks now so I thought it was time to let you know what I think about them.

The Saucony Ride’s are a shoe I’m familiar with. This pair didn’t feel as comfortable as my last pair of Ride’s with 500 miles on them but I think they just needed to be broken in a bit. The photo below is 3 miles vs. 500 miles. Quite a difference!

 

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The Rides are just a good sturdy shoe that can handle a lot of miles. It’s my current shoe that I wear on most runs over 3 miles. I’ve mainly worn them on the treadmill but I’ve been out in them a few times as well. Last weekend I took them on my 13.1 long run of the week and they felt great.

 

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The PureFlows are a lower drop shoe. Because they are different than what I am used to running in, I took a very conservative route to get used to wearing them. It’s not worth it to change a shoe only to find myself injured. For 3 weeks I just ran 1 mile at a time in them and then I would switch to a different pair of shoes and continue my run.

 

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The first time I ran in them my shins felt different and that’s how I knew I needed to take the transition easy. I ran 4 1 milers in them but then this week, as I was running a scheduled 3 mile run, my legs felt great and I didn’t want to stop to change them out.

I ran over 3.5 miles in the PureFlows and just felt good overall. My favorite part about these shoes is the band that goes over the top of the foot. I feel that extra support and my foot really likes it. That band is what sold me on these shoes in the running store the second I put them on.

 

What running shoe do you wear? Are you loyal to a certain brand?

 

 

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My First Month of Running Postpartum & April in Review

My last run of the month was a nice and cool early morning loop around the neighborhood. 


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It was also my first time out in my new Saucony Ride 5’s. I absolutely loved them. The toe of this shoe felt a little wider and more comfortable than my other shoe in rotation right now. I’ll break these in a little and then they will be my go-to shoe for my long runs.

My first month of postpartum running proved to be a little harder than I expected. 

The running itself was pretty tough. It’s a lot harder than I remember to run 2 or 3 miles. It seems crazy to even say write that because I was used to running so much longer than that before the pregnancy. My pace is still slower than before but it is getting better. My goal for my run yesterday was for the average pace to come in under 11 minutes per mile. I just barely did it, but I did it! I’ve found this month that it’s easier to run more quickly on the treadmill. I can set the pace and then I have to stick with it or fly off the mill. Outside it is much harder but I’m running about a minute faster per mile than I was at the beginning of the month. 

It’s also difficult to find the time to run postpartum. I wrote about it earlier in the month and so far this month my husband and I are making it work. I usually run before my husband goes to work and then either early on the weekend or during nap time. I have to take into consideration the needs of my children before I can head out for a run. Postpartum, this really means making sure my youngest daughter is nursed before I run or that I will be back before she is awake and hungry. 

Most of my runs this month have been 2 miles at a time. I recently added a 3 mile run during the week and I ran 4 miles last Saturday. I would like my daily weekday mileage to be around 3 miles and I’m working towards running a long run between 5 and 8 miles every weekend. I’m hoping to reach this base before training starts for my half marathon in the fall. 

Running has made some of my pregnancy weight disappear. I still have 19 lbs. to go until I’m back at my before pregnancy weight. Considering I gained 40 lbs. and I’m only 2 months postpartum, I don’t think that’s too bad!

Overall, I’m so glad I’m running again. It feels good to be back!

Here are the numbers for April:

Total Running Miles: 33
Treadmill Running Miles: 14
Total Walking Miles: 13

Total Running Miles for 2013: 34




Cherishing the Little Moments in Life

Two weeks ago today, this little angel was born.


She’s not even 16 hours old in the photograph above. It’s hard to believe that two weeks have passed already. I’ve been trying to soak it all in and enjoy the little things in life right now. 


Newborn skin is so soft. Snuggling is really my highest priority. 



I know from my experiences with my other two children just how quickly this precious stage passes by so I am really trying to enjoy every moment with my little girl. 


Even the middle of the night moments.


I can’t really complain about sleepless nights because on average she’s only waking up once a night. I’m probably getting more continuous sleep now then I was when I was pregnant. 


When I was dismissed from the hospital I asked my doctor about when I could resume exercise. He surprised me by saying in about two weeks. I thought he would want me to wait the full six weeks and it was exciting to think that I could start running again so soon. 


Fast forward two weeks and I’m really no where near ready to run. My body is taking it’s sweet time trying to heal after delivery and I can’t even begin to think about hopping on the treadmill or hitting the pavement outside. Even walking at a good clip or for an extended distance seems impossible. 


So, I’m listening to my body and hopefully will start walking (slowly) this week. I’m feeling a lot better but I don’t want to push it. I’ll walk first and see how that feels and then add in a little running. 


My first 5K that I would like to run (I’m not saying ‘race’ here on purpose!) is in May. I’m hopeful that I will have plenty of time to build up the miles to be able to participate in the Mother’s Day Girls on the Run 5K. 


I’m ready to go whenever my body is. I even have the shoes!



Last weekend my local running store gave away one of their dry fit shirts with a shoe purchase. I knew exactly what pair of shoes I wanted and I already have one of their dry fit shirts, which I love. It seemed like the perfect opportunity to pick up the shoes that I have been eyeing. 


And just because I can’t resist, I’ll leave you with another adorable photograph from the hospital.




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