Archives for July 2014

ASICS GEL-Electro33 Review

I was contacted my ASICS recently to try out their new GEL-Electro33 shoes. Since my feet are way swollen and I can barely fit into any of my other running shoes comfortably, I thought it was a great opportunity to give it a shot since ASICS shoes typically have more room for my foot in the forefoot/toebox area anyway.

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The first thing I noticed about these shoes were the three fun colors you can choose from. Of course, there are more important things when choosing a running shoe than colors, but it didn’t hurt that I was drawn to these so much! The purple and yellow immediately reminded me of LSU colors (go Tigers!) so I knew I had to get them.



This shoe is one of the first lightweight, flexible shoes with pronation support, along with several new features to improve your running experience.

Anatomically correct deep flex grooves have been aligned to the joints of the foot. This innovative construction enables the shoe to recognize, adapt, and respond to the athlete’s exact load and positional change from first impact to toe-off.

ASICS lightest midsole compound has been reengineered to reduce weight while providing enhanced cushioning and exceptional durability. The use of seamless materials reduces the potential for irritation and friction caused by traditional stitches and seams.


My thoughts:

This shoe is definitely lighter than the ASICS I am used to wearing, but it still offers stability and support that I need as a pronator. It did take me a couple of runs to figure out how to best tie the laces to fit my specific foot (at first they were too loose and my heel slipped causing rubbing, but I figured it out and also changed my socks).

I always shy away from more minimal shoes because I need arch and forefoot support, but this shoe gave me that without being clunky, which is a huge plus! I felt light on my feet in them without sacrificing comfort. If you are a pronator who likes support but are nervous about trying a more natural feeling shoe, I think this option is a great “stepping stone” to see how you transition into a lighter shoe. I recommend it!

Be sure to follow ASICS on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for updates on new products. Also, be sure to check out their full line of running shoes in amazing colors and designs!

QOTD: Do you need support and are afraid to try a lighter shoe? Do you pronate?

Disclosure: ASICS sent me this product to test and review, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Pregnancy Update: Week 27

Last week of the second trimester! If you would have asked me at week 9 that I would get to the third trimester and it would seem to have flown by I would have laughed at you. Time went SO SLOWLY back then! I will be honest and say I feel really unprepared. I have read a couple of books, but other than that we have nothing “ready”. I guess I’m still in denial.

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Symptoms: No new symptoms so that’s good! I must say my face is REALLY clear, probably more clear than it has EVER been. When I leave the house I throw on some mascara and blush and that’s it, it’s so nice! Still just feel like I’m slowing down and can’t do as much. I take occasional naps but not every day. Still very short of breath, but happy to say with Tums the heartburn is under control. Same round ligament pain, but I am going to try a new KT Tape application this week, I will let you know if it works!

Baby’s Size: Head of cauliflower

Maternity Clothes: Nothing new

Stretch marks: Nothing new

Sleep: A little better this week. Only getting up once or twice as opposed to 2-3 times. However, yesterday morning I woke up at 4 and was awake until 6. Then I had to get up at 6:30 so that wasn’t a lot of fun.


Miss anything: I know I say this a lot, but I am really just ready already to have my body back.

Cravings: Sweets. Lots and lots of sweets.

Aversions: Nothing new. I just can’t eat a lot at one time or anything really heavy.

Looking Forward to: My ultrasound on Monday morning

What I’m loving: Not feeling guilty about the extra sweets I have been eating. While I do want my body back, it has also been nice to cut myself a little slack for a few months.

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Workouts: Not great this week. We have had a lot going on and it has been brutally hot, so if I am busy in the morning, then a workout just doesn’t happen. We don’t have a gym membership right now so it has been tough.

QOTD: Did you ever feel prepared before your baby came?

Who watched the World Cup yesterday? Thoughts?

runDisney Tower of Terror Medals Revealed

runDisney recently released the 2014 medals for the Tower of Terror race weekend that will take place at the beginning of October. I love the hitchhiking ghosts on the 5k medal, and am glad they are still sticking with the super cool 10 miler medal with moveable parts, it’s one of my favorites!

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Last year was my first year to run this race, and I ended up really, really loving it. We stayed at the Boardwalk Inn, so simply walked over to the race start, and then back to the resort after the party. The ten mile distance was perfect for a humid Florida evening…just when I started getting really tired, the race was over! I originally wasn’t a huge fan of the night time races but have truly grown to love them. There were a lot of fun characters on the course that you don’t normally see at a typical runDisney race, and of course after parties are a lot of fun!


You can check out my race recap from last year’s event for some motivation, or just to know what to expect on race day. I am super bummed I won’t be there this year (my due date is just 3-4 days before the race!) But hopefully will be able to run it again in the future.

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For more info on this race or the other runDisney events, check out

QOTD: Have you ever run a night race? Thoughts on this year’s medals?