In a post that no one asked for, I thought I would share five of my favorite road running shoes so far in 2021.
Keep in mind, running shoes that work for me might not work for you. There is no best-running shoe, and anyone that tells you otherwise is misinformed or trying to sell you something. These are just a few of my favorite road running shoes of the first half of 2021. None were favorites of 2020.
I’ve worked in the run specialty world for over 8 years now (gosh, time flies). I’ve seen everything from minimalist shoes to the rise of Hoka running shoes. None of these brands are paying me to tell you they are great, but I do believe they are.
When I found out I was moving just outside the Mojave desert, I naturally looked at the weather. With the exception of Del Rio, Tx, I really hadn’t spent much time in the desert in the summer. It was one of the few climates I knew nothing about other than “it’s hot.”
As a runner, taking care of your feet is essential. Nonrunners might even say: Runner’s feet are the grossest! No one needs or wants black toenails, disgusting blisters, or whatever else we runners seem to get.
One of the most requested posts is how to take care of your feet as a runner.
Some people are grossed out by feet. I have a strong opinion that there isn’t a need to post gross foot photos online. Don’t worry; you won’t find any on this post. That being said, I don’t think you should be embarrassed or ashamed of your feet. As a woman who wears a size 11 wide, I am definitely not embarrassed or ashamed of my feet.
When I discovered the Truckee Running Festival Waddle Ranch Trail Half Marathon, I decided it would be a fun adventure. The thing about trails is no one cares about your time. I could run a 1:40 or a 2:40, and no one would know the terrain and course. My only goal for the Truckee Running Festival Waddle Ranch Trail Half Marathon was to finish and not hurt myself. I didn’t taper or really put a lot of stock in the race. That’s been my mindset for any trail race. Do it. Don’t hurt myself. Have fun.