One of the most challenging aspects of going to PA school is finding time for working out. Gone are the days where I had unlimited time to commit to the gym. When I could go to whatever fitness classes I wanted. What I consider to be a successful workout has also changed. What my “best” is right now is a world away from what it used to be. However, being a “healthy living blogger” it can be hard not to fall into the comparison trap with other people I follow on social media. Is my best as good as theirs? I’ll answer that in a second.
The ASICS brand motto is “better your best” which really resonates with me right now. What IS my current best? Like most things in life there is a season and cycle of change. What MY best is right now may be very different than what yours is. That’s what I love about the motto – it’s about finding what’s best for YOU and identifying with that rather than focusing on comparing to others. So IS my best as good as theirs? My answer …. WHO CARES. My current goal is to do the BEST I can in all things …. be the best mom I can be. The best wife I can be. The best student I can be. And work the best I can towards achieving my fitness goals. What everyone else is doing, while inspirational, is irrelevant.
So when ASICS invited me to try out their new Gel-Electro33 natural running shoe I was all over it. I have to admit I’ve wanted to try a more natural running shoe for awhile but just hadn’t taken the plunge. The Gel-Electro33 is a lightweight, flexible shoe with pronation support. The fact that I seriously pronate my left foot has been one of the reasons I held out on a natural running shoe. ASICS solved that problem for me!
According to ASICS:
By working with the natural mechanics and geometry of the foot, the execution of Fluidaxis™ for overpronators provides an incredibly natural but super stable ride. The deep Fluidaxis flex grooves have been adjusted and moved more laterally to align with the subtalar joint of overpronators.
I have worn these shoes now for mid-distance runs, HIIT training, and weights and they are awesome and versatile shoes for all the above. Here are some of the pros and cons for the shoes:
- Super lightweight – definitely the lightest running shoes I own
- Great support – didn’t feel like my ankle had any problems
- Comfortable – they felt like running on a cloud
- Stylish – awesome color … I love me some neon pink!
- The only con I have is that without the right socks the back of the shoes rubbed on my Achilles. However, once I wore the right socks this was a non-issue.
I really loved these shoes and they have been my “go-to” since I got them in the mail! ASICS wants to help one lucky reader better their best too! I’m giving away a pair of the ASICS Gel-Electro33 shoes to one lucky reader 🙂 Enter via the Rafflecopter widget below!
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I am off to get ready for FitBloggin‘! Hope you all have a great Thursday 🙂
Disclaimer: I did receive this pair of ASICS Gel-Electro33 running shoes for free but no other compensation was provided. All opinions are my own 🙂