Every month I think that I will not have anything exciting to spill for the Runfessions post. Every month, I then cannot stop spilling all of my Runfessions. Ha! Today I am sharing a few of the things that are on my mind and sharing my review of the Brooks Glycerin 17’s. Thanks to Marcia for hosting.
March Runfessions and Brooks Glycerin Review
I Runfess…Unfortunately, I am still having some ankle soreness post run. Of course, it is not great timing. Injuries never are. With the Cherry Blossom 10 miler just 10 days away, I know it’s going to be a challenging run. However, I am going to take a bit of my own advice about coming back from injuries and adjust my expectations and goals. I am going to focus on the other things going on that weekend.
I Runfess…I am so excited to have Kim (Running on the Fly) and Linda (Accidental Marathoner) coming into town to stay with me for a Runcation Girls Weekend. I have lots of fun activities planned all weekend. Should be a blast. Really looking forward to seeing them both.
I Runfess…I am embarrassed to say that I have amassed quite the running shoe collection. #RunnerProblems for sure. Or, as my husband likes to say, “out of control”. Hey, we all have our vices! I donate the older pairs a few times a year but they just seem to pile up. Speaking of shoes…
Brooks Glycerin 17 shoe Review
From the moment I slipped my feet into my new Brooks Glycerin 17’s, I felt like they were hugged by the “Ortholite sock liner”. It’s a gentle welcoming hug that cradles your foot. The cushioning is like walking on clouds! I had been running in the previous version of the Glycerin and the cushioning was the selling point. As someone who is prone to foot and ankle issues, I enjoy a softer landing.
The Brooks Glycerin 17’s are a neutral shoe available in 5 color choices. Important for me because I often like to have 2 pairs to switch between in differing colors. Designed for road running they weigh in at 9.2 ounces with a 10 mm drop. (source) These are slightly lighter than the previous model with the same drop. My steps feel smooth and supported. I know I will also enjoy the mesh breathability once the temps start to warm up. So far, these are a keeper. I plan to #RunHappy with them for many miles and smiles.