This weekend I had the opportunity to get out to the trails twice – once for a trail run and once for a hike with awesome friends. Both tons of fun, but both very different.
Saturday Trail Run
Let’s start with Saturday’s trail run. I woke up on Saturday morning completely unmotivated and lounged around in bed for a few hours. I knew I needed to run, but I wasted all the cooler temps putting it off. Instead of skipping, I decided to try out my new Vasque Mindbenders to test out and review. I used the fun of trying out my new shoes to help get my booty out the door (and it worked!).
I love these shoes. They are very light when comparing to my Montrail Trail running shoes, have plenty of room in the toe box, and the soles conform nicely to the rocks and uneven surfaces of the trail. Did I mention I didn’t fall at all – for 10 whole miles?!
At the end of the run, I filmed a super-quick video to say thank you to you!
10 miles was a little harder than I would like, but I’m just happy I got out there and did it!
We all arrived with our Fitmixer bottles full of Aminos – great minds think alike! I have been loving the Fitmixer Aminos before/after strength workouts and for activities like hiking.
Laura did a great job explaning why the Fitmixer Aminos are so amazing in this post. I’m not going to try to top that, so head on over and check out her post to learn more about why BCAAs are amazing.
I decided to test out my Vasque Mindbenders on the hike, as well. We spent a good portion of the hike scrambling over rocks, jumping from rock to rock across the water, and just generally trying to stay dry and on our feet. Once again – no falling!
These shoes really conformed nicely to the rocks both on the trail Saturday and on the rocks Sunday. I am a fan – these are my new favorite trail shoes by far!
I’ll leave you with a quick update on my first day of work. It was a great first day (or half a day, by the time I arrived at the office). I have a new computer, badge, office, and several meetings already on the calendar for the week. I was really impressed at how organized and productive things were already – so far so good!
And with that, it’s time to wrap up this post for the day!
Disclosure: I was provided with a pair of Vasque Mindbenders in exchange for my honest opinions about the product. All opinions are my own.
Questions for you:
What are your favorite features in trail shoes (hiking and/or running)?
What is outdoor activity have you been enjoying most recently?