I'm writing a different type of post today, something I'll probably do on the regular going forward. I love changing it up when it comes to my running, whether it's shoes, a new gadget, or reading things that could potentially make me better, faster, and/or stronger. So here's a few new to me things I'm loving right now.
1. Brooks Launch 4. As you may have noticed from reading my blog, I have been a pretty hard core Hoka fan. Lately, I have been straying (gasp!) from my beloved Hokas and introducing Saucony, Adidas, and Brooks shoes into my rotation. I am really gravitating to these other shoes. Who knows, maybe I'll swing back the other way in the future. I picked up a pair of the Brooks Launch 4 about six weeks ago and am really liking this new update. Lightweight but supportive. I have about 100 miles on this pair and will definitely be getting another when these wear out.
2. The Orb. I mentioned this new addition to my arsenal of DIY therapy tools in my last post. I don't know what it is about this particular item, but it has been a game changer for my perpetually cranky right hamstring! Great for the calves and glutes, too. For me, it's a step up on the pain scale from my foam roller, but I'm really seeing a difference.
3. The Endurance Diet, by Matt Fitzgerald. I have not finished this book yet but plan to review it when I do. I have read several of Fitzgerald's books and really like his style of writing. Thought provoking, straightforward information. This new book focuses on five core habits to implement into your diet that will help you run and feel your best. My favorite part so far? Nothing is off the table in terms of food choices - eat everything (some things more than others, of course!).
4. Garmin Forerunner 935. I just started using this beauty over the weekend so I can't deliver a full review just yet. So far, I'm in love. I still have aspirations of doing a triathlon this year and this watch will come in handy for that endeavor.
So these are my Fantastic Four of the moment. Let me know what you're loving!