I don't reach goals, I just change them and update them. This works for me and allows me to move in a direction that is both rewarding and encouraging. It's not really about reaching goals for me anyway, but to maintain my health.
Let me explain.
My goal one year ago was to run sub 50 minutes 10k. Now, my goal is to run sub 45 minutes 10k.
This is just an example, of course, as I have more goals. I learnt to go by performance, rather than aesthetics, as with only aesthetics it feels sort of useless. I mean you reach your aesthetic goal and then what?
It's not like you can just stop and remain there.
For Running and percentage breakdown use per week:
- New Balance Minimus, no cushion, get about 10% use
- New Balance Zante, medium cushion, about 15%
- New Balance 1080s with a large cushion 25%
- Altra Torins with a medium to large cushion get the rest
A variety of shoes to prevent overuse injuries.
For walking around the city I like a little more comfort, something casual:
I wear — or have worn other shoes — one example would be my Boracay's are a weird shoe, at least for me, which I didn't list.
They feel fine and can put up a good amount of miles, but they're just different somehow.
I only wear them when I don't want to wear the other shoes and though I have tried I have been unable to pinpoint why.
The Saucs are versatile forever shoes, the 1400 is a solid track/race shoe, and the Cloudflow is this goofy-fun tempo shoe, but the Boracays are something else. I would suggest giving them a try if you are having a hard time finding a shoe that you like.