I Can’t Believe I Didn’t… (weekly workout recap)

You won’t even believe this.

I was due for a new pair of running shoes so I decided to go back to the Brooks Ghost 13 after a brief hiatus. When the new pair of Ghosts arrived at my door late in the afternoon Thursday, I put them on quickly to take a walk.

But what I DIDN’T DO was rush to run in my new running shoes. Usually, I’m so excited about a new pair of running shoes that I run as soon as possible after receiving them. This time, I didn’t feel like it and figured I would wait until Saturday, which was when I had planned on running again.

Who doesn’t run as soon as they can with a new pair of running shoes?! I guess the answer is me. I’m now the person who can wait.

brooks ghost 13

Monday – 20 Min Full Body Power Flow/40 Min Walk 

For the most part, the mornings are still chilly so I bundle up with the lululemon scuba hoodie and my favorite sherpa pom beanie for my walks.

selfie while walking

Tuesday – 30 Min Run/5 Min Arms

  • Mile 1: Warm-Up
  • Mile 2: .25 hard/.25 easy/.25 hard/.10 easy/.15 hard
  • Mile 3: .25 easy/.75 hard
  • cool down to 30 minutes

Wednesday – 27 Min Power Pilates Legs/30 Min Walk

Thursday – 20 Min Power Yoga Flow/30 Min Run

Friday – 25 Min Cardio Warm-Up + Full Body Flow/30 Min Walk

At first, I wasn’t happy about ordering the new Ghosts in this boring shade of gray but then I wore them and realized they are actually nice. Once I looked down during this walk, I realized that boring gray isn’t all that boring. It might even be pretty.

I usually prefer running shoes to be as bright and colorful as possible but maybe I will change my tune on this opinion.

gray workout outfit

Saturday – 5 Miles/15 Min Ab Focused Flow

I’m proud of myself for remembering this speed workout that I made up as I was running!

  • mile 1: warm-up
  • mile 2: .25 hard/.10 easy/.25 hard/.10 easy/.30 hard
  • mile 3: .20 easy/.50 hard/.10 easy/.20 hard
  • mile 4: .25 easy/.75 hard
  • mile 5: alternating .10 easy/.10 hard

I walked my cool down and then did the new 15-minute ab-focused flow – I LOVE MELISSA WOOD HEALTH WORKOUTS. I can’t say enough about how much I love the platform and how glad I am that I signed up a couple of months ago.

Sunday – 4o Min Pilates Flow

 

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Comments

  1. says

    You may have written about this before, but how often do you change shoes? Or when do you know it’s time to order new ones? I am never quite sure how long to let mine go, but with the expense of running shoes, want to use them for all they’re worth!

    • says

      Hi! I’m always happy to cover this topic! They give a wide range on how often to replace running shoes but it can be individual and dependent on a few factors. First, the range can be as low as 300 miles and as high as 600 miles, with most falling between 400 – 550. I often feel the burnout in my shoes on the low end but plenty of people go to the high end (and even longer!). They say lightweight runners can go longer with a shoe but that’s not the case with me — I like my cushioning a certain way and as soon as it starts to go, I need a new pair (like every 4-5 months). I don’t run as much as I used to so my shoes will last longer than in the past. It’s also great to rotate two (or more) pairs of running shoes so that you aren’t running in just one pair each time (this will extend the life of your running shoes and may also prevent injury as running in different shoes allows your feet to utilize different muscles). I’m able to keep my alternate pair of running shoes going much longer than my main pair. If you notice pain/discomfort in your knees, hips, shins, feet out of nowhere, sometimes that’s a sign it’s time to replace your running shoes. If you run more outdoors than indoors, your shoes may burn out quicker too. Also, I find I replace Brooks shoes more often than Adidas Boosts BUT I really like the Ghost so that’s why I came back to it! I hope this helps to answer your question as I know I am rambling! My short reply to you is this – how many miles are on your current pair of running shoes? If you fall in the range I listed, pay attention to how you feel – it may be time to replace them. You don’t want to risk injury which can happen in a burned-out pair.

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