Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Jammin' Out with Tendonitis and New Shoes!

I saw Brandi Carlile perform for the third time last night, this time opening for Ray LaMontagne.  It was an incredible show and she sounded better than ever.  The Copley Symphony Hall is a gorgeous venue with great acoustics.  She knocked my socks off and Ray was amazing, of course.  It's funny to see such a shy performer.  Ray hardly says a word up there but he sings and plays his heart out in front of thousands of people.  I wish I had talent like those two.

A night of insane talent...

In running news... I went to the doc yesterday and was told that this pain in my ass  leg is tendonitis (properly spelled "tendinitis").  I really hope the doctor is right because that means it is not a(nother) stress fracture or something crazy like compartment syndrome.  I am taking mad doses of extra-strength IBU Profen and icing.  I haven't run since Sunday and probably won't run until the weekend or next week.  I hope this setback doesn't ruin my chances of running a 3:30 in Chicago. 

{ The Pure Project }

Of course, as soon as I am unable to run I get a package in the mail from Brooks with the coolest pair of running shoes I've ever seen.  They're the PureConects from the PureProject line.  Although they aren't available for purchase until October 1st they can be pre-ordered now.  They are stylin', lightweight and they fit like a glove!  I can't wait to actually run in them.  I'm already in love.

The PureProject collection is a tribute to runners with a sense of adventure and a craving to grab the run by the reins. Radically lightweight, flexible materials merge with smart design to naturally align your stride and empower every push-off. Unleash your feet; experience the PureProject by Brooks with four unique shoes in vibrant colors.

How cool are these?  I love the thin mesh.  They're breathable and light. 



  1. Brandi is the best! I'll be seeing her for the 3rd time this fall on her solo tour and I am so excited! Fingers crossed that you are back on your feet ASAP!

  2. Good to hear that it is likely nothing completely serious, not sure what causes tendonitis - overuse? Did the treadmill contribute at all? Those shoes do look awesome!

  3. I just bought the glycerin 9's but these look amazing!!!!!!!

  4. I'm hoping that your resting and icing will put you back to where you want to be. Consider this a recovery week, and hopefully you can get right back on it next week. Watch out for those long runs on the treadmill, though.

    I love Copley Hall! It has such great acoustics. My hubby and I saw Mark Knopfler there a few years ago (he sings "our song!": of trouble, Ray LaMontagna sings the song for my most favorite commercial of all time:

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  6. I saw Brandi Carlile and Ray Lamontagne play up near me in June... Amazing show. I wish the women's shoes came in as cool of colors as the mens :\ I

  7. I just wanted to say HI! Because I just started to follow your blog (found you on SUAR), and I am a vegan & a runner!!

  8. Okay, I need to get some of these shoes!!! Was just reading about them in Running Times. I so want to be a Brooks ID member too...Love Brooks! OH, and I saw Brandi at the Oregon zoo a few years back. Good times. Great concert. Thanks for your great words today Kate! You rock!

  9. Oh, and where is that art project? ha ha. I kind of dropped the ball on that one but I'd love to see your collage and to see others get on board!!

  10. Gorgeous shoes - and hope the tendonitis gets better soon. X

  11. Hope it gets better soon! Chicago is awesome. I ran it in 2009, and it'll forever be a favorite!

  12. Hi! I just stumbled onto your blog today for the first time. I'm also a veggie Midwest girl that came to SD in 2009 and blogging about my adventures in running, traveling and life in general.

    I love Brandi and that concert was amazing!

  13. the new Brooks loook awesome, can't wait to test them out. can we expect a review from you?

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