First I want to thank you for the encouraging comments on my last post. I appreciate the support. This is my very first time dealing with an injury. I know it could be much much worst. In my bad luck I am lucky it is not something that prevents me to run.
Today one comment made me stop and think and it will stay with me
"--focus on what you can do and not what you can't. You'll get there!"
I am guilty of not doing that all the time. Who is the very wise person I have to thank for this reminder?
Well it is Miss Zippy! Thank you Amanda.
This week I have to do all my runs inside because the boys are doing swimming lessons and are not going to camp. Yesterday, I decided to start strenght training and my goal is to keep doing it and not skip it anymore. I don't like strenght training but I know it is important. I will also follow my PT's advice and add some bike at least once a week. Today I ran 5 miles.
I ran in my new Brooks Ghost 4.
I really like them.
I have 3 pairs of shoes in rotation now.
All Brooks: Ravenna 2, Ravenna 3 and Ghost 4.
The Ravennas are "control" shoes and the Ghost 4 is neutral.
I am loving the feeling of the Brooks Ghost 4. They are light and have more cushion than all the other shoes I have used so far. This is new for me. Gives a feeling of lightness! I like feeling a bit of spring at the midsole.
I have had no plantar fasciitis problem with those shoes and no shin splints either. The toe box feels more roomy than on my Ravennas and I do like that since I tend to get blisters on the top of my longer toes. The are closer to the Ravenna 2 I think..the heel is almost the same height..both lower than the Ravenna 3. I have high arch and the support on the ghost 4 is good for me, my foot is not sliding to the side.
So these are a keeper. It will be interesting to compare them to the Mizuno Wave Rider 15, another neutral shoe.
I am planning on wearing my Ghost 4 for my 10k this weekend.
Brooks already have the Ghost 5 out and they look very different than the 4. I never quite understand why the shoe makers always feel the need to change shoes that are selling good and getting great reviews. Why can't they just change the colors? The 2 Ravennas I have are very different and the Ravenna 2 was a great shoe (Got RW award like Ghost 4) and they decided to change too many things on it I think. It is frustrating because we spend time and $ looking for THE one shoe that is great for us...and when we do they go and change it and not always for a better version. The good news right now is that the Ghost 4 are on sale because the 5 are in the stores.
I got mine for $59.99 at 6 pm.com they are also available here at Nothern Runner.com