I figured the title of this post may peak your interest!

I love the Brooks slogan “Run Happy”.   I have a shirt with this plastered across the front and it actually does make me happy every time I put it on.   As did this new pair of Brooks shoes I got in the mail today:

Nike Pureflow 2

This is my first pair of shoes from the Brooks Pure Project line and the first time I’ve purchased a pair of road shoes that aren’t Newtons in three years.   I’m ready for a change, and excited to try these out.   When I opened the box I was reminded of what’s so awesome about Brooks – check out the message on the inside of the box – check it out:

Brooks shoe box

I love that last line – “Now put them on and run happy”.  Well, I couldn’t say no to that!   I wasn’t originally planning to run tonight but took them out for an easy 3 miles.  They felt pretty good but different than what I’m used to. I’m curious to see how they feel once I’ve been in them a few weeks.

Now, regarding eating crickets:  Has anyone else heard about this company called Exo?  I read about it in a copy of Paleo Magazine I picked up at Whole Foods this week.  I don’t follow a paleo lifestyle but the recipes looked really good, and there’s actually a lot of great content, so I figured why not.  Anyway, the deal is this company makes energy bars made with flour made from crickets!   Yep, that’s right.  Ground up crickets.

Their story is pretty interesting, but I just honestly don’t think I could eat something made with crickets.   It sounds like they’re marketing them to Crossfit gyms, so it’s probably only a matter of time before my husband brings these into our house at some point.

Could you do it?  Could you eat a bar made with cricket flour?


6 Responses to Run Happy, Eat Crickets?

  1. Jen Mullen says:

    I’ve heard of this company and no, I really don’t think I could make the leap to eating cricket flour. The new shoes are cute! I hope they work out for you. I love my Brooks Ghost 6 running shoes.

    • Gina says:

      Thanks! They felt good on the first run I took them out for, so we’ll see. And I’m with you – I’m intrigued by the concept of cricket flour but I don’t think I could bring myself to actually eat one.

  2. Marcia says:

    — um, my first thought is “heck no”, but (but!), it is intriguing… hmmm.

    Digging the new kicks ;)
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  3. jill conyers says:

    I switched from Newtons to Brooks Pure Flow 2 and love love them! Curious to find out what you think. I have a run happy shirt too and it’s one of my favorites. Off to read about crickets. Really?
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    • Gina says:

      I’ve only worn them for one run thus far but so far so good! They definitely feel different though. But I think that’s to be expected switching from Newtons – it’s just a different feel. We’ll see how they do on my long run tomorrow!

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