Hurry for the curry

I ran 9 miles yesterday morning.


It was awesome.



And by awesome, I mean terrible.

I just didn’t have my running mojo. It was a rough night of sleep -I always do that to myself when I know I have to wake up early- and when I got in the car, I realized I’d probably be cold in my shorts and tank. I found a hoodie in the trunk, and decided to wear that even though I’d be roasting 4 seconds later. That would be correct. I did 9 miles and probably only ran about 6 of it. It was a long.slow.miserable 9 miles.

Then, it was over.

Whenever I have a tough workout, I remember myself that it’s temporary. I always say it during my classes, too:

“Before you know it, you’ll all be sitting down and eating lunch.”

And, before I knew it, I was sitting down, eating lunch.


Pita Jungle!

Why are you so good??

I enjoyed the chicken curry salad and it was pretty delicious. Not quite as good as this version, but since I didn’t have to make it, I’ll call them even. 

So runners, I have a shoe question for you:

I currently have the Asics 2160s. After they came out with the 2160s, the 2170s arrived and then the newest ones: the 2000 series. From the two sentences I just typed, you can probably guess how old my shoes are (I bought them when I was pregnant with Liv. Major athletic shoe violation there, especially when I wear them so often).


Anyways…. Has anyone tried the 2000 series? The only friend I know who has tried them said that they made her plantar fasciitis worse, which freaks me out a little. I’m debating getting the 2170s, since they’re still available online.

Sorry, that was a lot of words dedicated to shoes. Let me know if you have any advice 🙂

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  1. Emily @ on November 6, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Way to go woman!!! Nine miles is absolutely amazing! : )

  2. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on November 6, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    I haven’t tried the 2000 series, but I got the Gel 1170s for my most recent pair and I’m not really a big fan. I’m a Saucony girl all the way!

  3. Melissa on November 6, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    That is my absolute fav salad on Earth. I get it without the rice and add extra lettuce and walnuts. I dream about t!

  4. Karen on November 6, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    I LOVE Asics. I probably should have gotten a commission from them, I raved about them and convinced a lot of people to buy them too. However, the most recent pair I bought didn’t fit quite right. (I’m not sure if it was the 2000 series, I always just went in with my old pair and asked for the most recent version.) Something in the way it was built had changed in a way that didn’t work anymore. Now I’m in a pair of Brooks Glycerin, and while I feel bad that I’m cheating on Asics, they feel soooo much better.

    Anyway, the point is the shoe changes over time, and I think it makes such a difference to try on a few different brands and see what actually feels good. Good luck!

    • Amanda on November 7, 2012 at 11:40 pm

      I had the same experience. I’ve been wearing Aasics to run for the past 9 (!) years, minus a couple years of Mizounos. But my current pair, which I bought maybe 4 months ago, just doesn’t fit right and never did. I’m sad but I’ll probably have to go looking for another pair 🙁 Definitely go try some on in the store to make sure they feel okay before you take the plunge, especially if you’re upping your mileage.

    • laura on November 8, 2012 at 4:21 pm

      same experience. I loved asics but the feel felt totally different this time! Switched to brooks and loving it.

  5. Raychel on November 6, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    I got the 2000’s right when they came out and I LOVE them! I run about 15 miles/week and have been using them for a month. I see a lot of bad reviews but they are really working for me.

  6. LisaG on November 6, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    I voted last week! This salad looks delicious.

  7. Kelli on November 6, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Congrats on the 9 miles! whenever i hate my runs i just keep telling myself it will be another one to put on my daily mile training log. somedays its all that gets my through! days like that make you appreciate the days that runs feel amazing though 🙂

  8. Amanda on November 6, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    I have the exact same Ascis as you do! I actually had an older version and liked them better than these ones. They kind of hurt the arch in my foot – well the sides of my arches.. if that makes sense. Do you feel this way also? Sorry I don’t know more about the newer Ascis. PS I got an amazing deal on mine at Kohls – like $25! Check Kohls for a good deal! 🙂

  9. Alicia on November 6, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    I’m training for a half marathon right now, too. Let me just say that 6 months ago I think I would have smacked myself for saying this, but… I actually prefer my Nike Free Runs to Asics now. I always thought my high arch needed mucho supporting yadda yadda, but seriously the Free Runs are amazeballs. I’ve been running in them since August and have had no pain. I can’t say as much for my old Asics. Plus, they come in way more fun colors than the Asics. 🙂

  10. Jessica Kempainen on November 6, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    I wore the 2160’s (formerly the 1060’s) for years until I had a terrible bone spur injury! I am now I huge fan or the Brooks Ravenna & the Mizuno Wave Rider. I haven’t had an injuries with either (I run about 40-50 miles per week) and I find them so much more lightweight than the Asics.

  11. Lisa O on November 7, 2012 at 2:26 am

    9 miles, well done, even better to accomplish when they were so tough!
    I think going into a shoe store and making sure you get the right ones for you is a must! I wear the asics gel-kayanos and have had plantar fasciitis. If this is a tendency for you too, I recommend also not wearing flat shoes (including flip flops or thongs as we call them) straight after your run as it puts more pressure on the plantar fascia band. I wear fit flops which are much more supportive post-run or medium heels if going out and haven’t had a problem since.
    Good luck! x

  12. Lucie on November 7, 2012 at 3:56 am

    I love Asics. I only run with them. I tried Nike once in a while but they were too tight for me. I did not try the 2000 series. I intend to buy a new pair end of this year though!

  13. Christine on November 7, 2012 at 5:50 am

    I’ve been a devout Asics GT 21xx user for the past 6 years or so. I’d say buy 2170s while you still can and they’re cheap!

  14. Bek @ Crave on November 7, 2012 at 7:13 am

    I love asics! Whatever you do- make it neon 😉

  15. Kristen on November 7, 2012 at 8:09 am

    My first thought looking at those pictures was: wow, I wish I had some place that gorgeous to run. Second thought? What if a snake comes! I guess that’s motivation to run fast 😉

  16. Brittany on November 7, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    I wear those same sneakers all the time. I wear them to work every day and I have a job that requires me to be on my feet for hours at a time without sitting down. These dont hurt my feet at all. I LOVE them!

  17. Jennifer on November 8, 2012 at 10:54 am

    “And by awesome, I mean terrible.” Hahahaaa so I’m not alone!! Thanks for the laugh 🙂

  18. Meg on November 8, 2012 at 11:45 am

    I will look at which Asics mine are, they are not the new model but I love them! Very very lightweight , sort of like cotton balls on your feet but with support…that being said I only run on the treadmill and I certainly dont run 9 miles at a time like you either!

  19. Chelsa on November 9, 2012 at 9:38 am

    love the new sneakers, I just got asics too!

  20. Christina J on November 12, 2012 at 11:55 am

    I absolutely love Zumba! I have danced almost my whole life and Zumba is a great way to keep exercise entertaining. I have always questioned how many calories I burn during a session. I found a great and simple calculator ( and I burn over 400 calories in one 30-minute session! It’s great!! The reason I started getting back into Zumba is because of you and your love for it.

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