Bozeman has become a trip I look forward to each year, and a minor part of it is running. (A lot is hanging out with L's fabulous brother and sister-in-law--my brother- and sister-in-law now!--and our niece, who is amazing.) I love escaping the muggy Arkansas heat. I love running in altitude, the lack of oxygen more than made up for by the cool temperatures and the great views.
I got up early this morning and set out for a little 4-miler, which was relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable. I ran in my Vibram Fivefingers, a pair I purchased in Bozeman two years ago when I first began running barefoot/minimally. Today, I picked up a new pair of New Balance Minimus to replace the pair I purchased last year that are ready to be retired.
|Old Mimimus (gray) meet New Minimus (black)|
|Hello, my lovelies|
The Zeros are lighter by far--I picked them up and was stunned at how light they are. The 10s are a lot lighter than regular running shoes, but these felt like air. When I put them on, it felt like I barely had anything on my feet. The Zeros are also a lot more flexible in the sole than the 10s--you can actually fold them in half!
And now to leave you with a picture of some awesome scenery: Hyalite! Even a crappy iPhone picture looks beautiful--the skies here are amazing.