Then I went to Mizuno USA to check out there shoes. I instantly feel in love with their color schemes. After looking around I figured that the Wave Inspire 8 would work perfect for me. I called and spoke with a rep at Mizuno and determined those would be the best fit. A few days later these appeared on my doorstep.
They arrived on July 3rd, they day we were heading out of town. I hadn't planned on running when we were out of town, but after these arrived I packed my running clothing. On the 4th of July I woke up at 6:30am and headed out for a quick run. One of the first things I noticed about these shoes was how much lighter they felt then my other running shoes. The shoes I usually wear fall under the support and control category, and can feel heavy on an early morning run. But on this run, I felt light and for the first time a long time was not dreading my AM run.
As I was running I looked at my Garmin and thought, this can't be right. I know I have had a lot of down hills in my run, but with every down hill there was an uphill. I looked at my watch at 2 miles and was in shock, I thought this can't be right. I was in the middle of a long down hill and kept pushing it. Figured I might as well take advantage of it. I pushed up the hill and ran back to the house. At the house the temp said 75 degrees in the sun and it was a little after 7AM. I had just ran for 35 minutes and was feeling the run love.
I told them about how awesome my run was and how something has to be wrong with my watch - as I had the quickest 3.5 miles EVER! I felt on top of the world. Not only did I run in new shoes that felt great, but I had a Brilliant Run! I had felt great and was ready for the day.
Two days later, I am back home and finally had a chance to upload my data. On Garmin Connect it says I only went 2.25 miles, not the 3.5 I thought. Well, that makes more sense. After a better examination of my Garmin - my miles are in, yup you guessed it kilometers. I have no idea how it got switched, but I still can't wait to go out for another run in my new Mizuno shoes - even if I am still slow. That run, even if shorter and slower then I thought gave me a confidence to push harder next time.
What makes a run Brilliant for you?