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Everyday I’m Shufflin’

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Friday I left work and met up with my girlfriend Lisa to take her to lunch for her birthday and then I went home to bust out my long run on the treadmill with the Boston marathon in my new kicks, the adidas adios 2.

I have to say it’s always daunting when your favorite shoe model gets revamped. Why change such an awesome thing? The adios has been serving me so well for over a year that I wasn’t pleased to see updates to the best shoe I’ve ever had. Even the tread was updated.

They look sweet with the 2012 Boston Marathon jacket.

I didn’t just jump into this new model with my 20 miler. I did get in 4 easy the day before in them. They do feel different, but not in a bad way, just different. The heel area and the overall shoe feels stiffer, which feels unnecessary. The fit in the arch and the fore foot does feel comfortable. I wish the heel wasn’t stark white and had the gold color like the new adidas Boston or just black would be good too.

Anyways, the shoes worked fine for my long run and caused no issues. AND my stomach as good too!! 😀

This morning Rob and I headed outside for 8 Miles before driving to Chicago for the Chicago Shamrock Shuffle 8K Expo. The expo was at Navy Pier and was crazy busy by that afternoon so we parked a few blocks away and enjoyed lunch at Yolk before getting our race packet. This place is a must visit and I think they have three locations in the Chicago area. The service is really good and everything on the menu is outstanding. I had the smoked salmon scrambler, it was so good!

After an amazing lunch we took the long walk down to the end of the pier to get our packets.

The expo was medium sized and easy to navigate.

The expo shirt was nice and should go with my new shoes nicely for a future race.

Now we are back home to get a good night’s sleep before the early morning to get ready to race.

7 thoughts on “Everyday I’m Shufflin’

  1. I heard a few months ago that the Adios “upgrade” was making the shoe more like a lightweight trainer and less like a racing flat. I stockpiled several extra pairs of the originals as a result-check online to see if you can still find the originals anywhere! I did try the Adios 2’s earlier this week when an Adidas rep came to our track workout and agree that they seem stiffer and just feel different. I gave my feedback for Adidas to not mess with a good thing 🙂

    But you’re right in that they do look good with the jacket…yay, 3 weeks to go!

    • Yeah if they want to adjust a trainer, they should focus on other models like the Boston. Not sure what I will look at for a racing flat. I’m much slower now so I definitely have time to figure it out. Boston is almost here!!! 😀

  2. I love the Boston gear! They do look awesome with the jacket. I hope this race goes over well for you! 🙂

  3. Hey Chrisine, I know that you used to be vegetarian… do you eat me now? I see that you eat salmon and I have seen you eat meat in past posts, but never had to the courage to ask. If you do eat meat now, what made you want to change your intake?

    • Hey Lindsay! Actually I was never vegetarian, I just don’t eat a lot of meat. I just don’t crave it often and prefer veggies. Although Rob says I’m part brown bear because I will eat salmon any chance I can cause I love it so much. 🙂

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