Back and forth between shoes and finally able to settle on the @hokaoneone Arahi 2. I’ve always run in a certain shoe for years and this last 6-8 months I’ve started to experience a lot of lower leg pain. I started to try different shoes only to find mixed results. I actually tried the first edition Arahis and loved them, until I started running more than 10 miles which developed nasty blisters. I went back to my go to shoe only to experience another calf/shin injury. I then discovered that the 2nd addition Arahi has a wider foot bed. Since switching back the calf pain is slowly residing!
One thing I feel the @hokaoneone shoes have is more responsiveness than any other shoe I’ve worn. They feel like there is more energy underneath you/more bounce, compared to a dead/non responsive shoe.
Another big change is going from an 8-12mm drop to a 5, which the Arahi is. I’ve noticed a difference and feel like my foot sits better in it.
What I’ve learned, just because you’ve always run in a certain shoe... doesn’t mean that will be your shoe forever. Your body and running gait changes. Be open to change. Plus, nothing screams Triathlete more than some beautiful Hokas! 😂
First ever Lake Mills was raced today. The 1st triathlon of the year is always nerve wrecking, especially when trainings been low and Lucy gave me her cold. However, I was still able to race regardless and was put into my place by some incredible triathletes. Wisconsin is full of them. I do love Sprint distance triathlons because they are the foundation of this sport. Thanks @racedayeventsllc for putting on a great race.
Very excited to have recorded a podcast with @braveheartcoaching_official Dr Simon Marshall who’s the co-author of The Brave Athlete: Calm The F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion! ———
Link in the bio and also on iTunes under Inside The Big Ring @insidethebigringpodcast
My Proudest Parenting Moment @cindibannink
2 years ago, with the beautiful @cindibannink in Canmore. How much life has changed since then ❤️❤️
7 months in, 7 months closer to the Olympics. #ThoseParents #JustKidding
I Love Lucy ❤️ (and Cedar)
Today started out well ❤️ Very thankful for our Family 👨👩👧
Day 2 of The Tour of Sufferlandria! #tourofsufferlandria #reachyourapex
Stage 1 completed! What a day, WHAT.A.DAY! Bring on the 🍔🍟