Dog n Brussels

31 Mar

Today I went to the dentist! Other than my poor receding gums, my teeth are doing just fine. The floss they give you is so misleading though…it looks like a full size, but there’s really only a little bit inside.

After the dentist I went and tried on new running shoes!! I’ve been buying the same pair of stability Asics (21 series) for a few years now, but I was a bit disappointed when I tried on the new model. New running shoes usually feel heavenly, but these felt a bit stiff and tight. I’m not sure what to do because I’m one of those people who’s afraid to switch shoes. I tried on the Brooks Ravenna 2, and although they felt comfy, the motion did feel really different. What do I do?

After another not-so-great workout at the gym, I came home and made dinner for one. Matt’s out with friends, so I just threw a jalapeno chicken dog on the skillet and made some roasted brussels.

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Despite the simplicity, this meal tasted so delicious.

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The rain is falling steadily outside and its supposed to turn into a Nor’easter tomorrow:( Maybe after this snow storm spring will come? A girl can dream..
Anyway, I’m going back into the kitchen to look for a beer or dessert. Sleep tight.
Edited to add: I found just what I was looking for in the kitchen….
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8 Responses to “Dog n Brussels”

  1. Alexis April 1, 2011 at 1:54 am #

    The Nike Pegasus is more for neutral runners. I used to wear Asics Gel-2010, 2120, 2130, etc. But when I tried the 2150, the toe box felt so wide, almost like Brooks Adrenaline shoes. So Brooks were out too. I tried the Mizuno Wave Inspire 6 (I think 7 is out now), and those were perfect. Right now, trisports.com is offering them for $70. The problem is, those shoes have only lasted me like 6 months; usually, the asics lasted me a year and a half or two years! Try the wave inspire! They are more cushy and tight like the kayano, but aren’t so expensive.:) Just a suggestion :)

    • Erin D. April 1, 2011 at 4:41 pm #

      I feel the same way about my Asics! They last forever. I recently switched to Brooks but they do wear out a lot more quickly. I just went to buy a new pair of Asics, but they felt so clunky and heavy that I ended up with another pair of Brooks. Sigh. :)

  2. Katherine: Unemployed April 1, 2011 at 12:31 pm #

    very nice authenticity here! love your blog!

  3. Becky April 1, 2011 at 1:10 pm #

    Did you try the Brooks Adrenalines? They are comparable in support to the 2160s, but much lighter and more flexible. I work at a running store (in WI) and many of the customers have liked the Adrenalines better than the 2160s. Some others comparable in support to try would be:

    -Saucony Progrid Guide
    -Nike Structure Triax+
    -Adidas Supernova Sequence or Response
    -Mizuno Inspire (though these run on the narrow side)

    When you are looking for shoes, make sure that they have some support (b/c the 21 series is a support/guidance shoe) – most companies use some sort of denser foam that you can see under the arch area of your shoe if you look at the side of it – there is usually a darker grey section, or a section that looks like it is made from a different material. I am not sure where you usually go to get your shoes, but I have had good luck at Marathon Sports in the past – they have a few locations along the Boston Marathon route (including one in Brookline). Best of luck!!

    • Laura April 1, 2011 at 1:14 pm #

      Hi!

      Thanks so much for all the ideas. I’m planning to go back on Sunday and I’ll def. try on some of the others you suggested. I really like the look of the mizuno’s and I’ll def. try the Brooks!

      Thanks!

  4. Erin D. April 1, 2011 at 4:37 pm #

    Hi Laura! I think this is the first time I’ve commented. :) I just wanted to mention that I wear the Ravenna series because it’s a neutral shoe for fore-foot strikers (I love it but I wear the treads out SOOOO quick). Maybe it isn’t the best stability shoe, though? A second opinion might not be a bad idea!

    • Laura April 2, 2011 at 9:21 am #

      Hi, thanks for the comment! Maybe I’m mixing up the Ravenna and the Adrenaline? Good to know the treads wear out quickly…

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