Testing My New Adidas Running Gear in Forrest Gump Movie Scene
What could be a more iconic and inspiring place to run than the most famous running scene in the movie Forrest Gump? Location Mexican Hat in Utah. Tom Hanks as a Forrest Gump stopped his running days to this spot and went home. I tend to look at it from a different perspective, I think mine is just starting.
I love this movie and since I was a little girl, I have dreamt that one of these days I will run on this particular road. Yesterday I finally made it true and the moment was peaceful like you see in the pictures. Usually, the small things are the big ones and this dream come true moment was to me like a trip to the moon. What could be the best virgin voyage for my new Adidas UltraBoost 19 running shoes!
The Running Shoe UltraBoost19
I just got myself these Adidas UltraBoost19 to test them out. These are chosen as one of the best running shoes this year in many different publications. I still don’t know if it’s this location and the euphoria that it created for me, but this running shoe felt like they are rolling forward, lightweight and also the more I run the more I regain power! The first touch to this shoe was a really positive experience.
I do like to run with a light shoe without any support. This shoe is offering exactly that, it’s light and really breathable. I’m also happy that Adidas has chosen the material for this shoe to be more sock-like fabrics. I continuously run in a warm climate and breathability is really important for me.
The appearance of the shoe intreats me as well, as an ecstatic person, who loves beautiful things and beauty itself, this is an important aspect.
The only thing that was strange to me was the lacing. Laces are not reaching that far back so you can’t really lock your heal into the shoe. You know the “extra holes” in running shoes. I don’t get why they have made it like this. Maybe I will figure it out after my first long run, is there a difference, is there benefits or is it disturbing for the feet.
I have used Adidas shoes for many years now and normally the shoetree is too wide for my tiny feet. In this new UltraBoost19 sock-like design makes it feel narrower and it fits me perfectly together with sturdy structure.
On the tarmac, the shoe was like a dream. My Ultra Run challenge will end to 100K run in Italy and it’s tarmac the whole way. After all, I am a “roadrunner” more than trail runner so to me this is a perfect choice. I did try it yesterday in the rocky mountains and on the sand. The shoe felt elastic and agile. The light weight of the shoe felt good on the trail as well.
The only thing why I wouldn’t choose this for the trail running is the sole. The sole of the UltraBoost19 is not made for rough terrain and that’s why I wouldn’t trust this sole in slippery trails like mud and roots. If it’s dry sand on a trail, this will work perfectly.
The SMC Running Clothes
While I was testing my new running shoes, I was testing my new running clothes from Stella McCartney by Adidas and it’s love at first sight.
These colors!!! They are definitely pulled out straight from my subconscious. My favorite colors and combinations. If someone is still saying that beautiful sportswear are not motivating is talking nonsense. It really does motivate you!!
More than that to me is practicality. Especially in the Ultra run distances clothes needs to be super comfortable and well designed to avoid any abrasion. The distance in Ultra Run is already agonizing as it is so why add any blisters or rashes from the seams.
For the long-running distances by exceptions, I will always choose 3/4 length or full-length leggings. These orange beauties found their place in my heart and also on me. Women with thicker thighs and butt know how hard it is to find leggings that stay on you. It’s most annoying when in the middle of your exercise your pants start to drop! These pants from Stella has a really good cut on the back and they stay where they need to be. Of course, your butt looks good as well. The material outer appearance is delicious but also highly technical and breathable.
Jacket Light as Air
I also got this wonderful jacket or actually it’s anorak is definitely one of the pearls from the Stella line. First I was thinking that is it good to have a jacket that you need to pull over your head because of the practicality of it, not even close. The zipper with collar and hood comes all the way up so now sore throat from the blasting wind. Material is super light so you can’t even feel the jacket on you. I give this jacket full 10 points!!!
Top That Fits
Like I mentioned above I usually run in the warm climate so tops and shorts are in heavy usage. These colors!!! Once again my favorite and also the design is just my style. I like it a lot, the fit is just perfect.
Usually I have difficulties to find tops that fit because of my wide back and bosom. I also have a narrow waist. The tops are usually small from the breast area and if I take bigger size they come loose from the waist so I need to tie them from the back. This top from Stella McCartney fits nicely from all around and the length is really good too. You don’t have to flash your bellybutton even if you put your hands up.
On the shorts, the material is really like air so light and almost seamless. I don’t think I will get any rash to my inner thighs even in the marathons.
Ready to Run
These clothes from Stella McCartney by Adidas with all their colors are delicious and well designed, I won’t
skip a run because of these. You do want to go and show these all the time.
My training in Utah continues for a week still and after this, I will test the UltraBoost19 and Stella clothes in very demanding conditions in the African savanna.
New gear always makes you more motivated, so stay motivated peeps!!