Wednesday, March 20, 2013

New Running Shoes

I finally got some new shoes... my Nike + app is telling me that since I started using Nike + I have logged... over 700 miles!  Most of those miles have been on these old poor shoes I bought last year when I decided to become a REAL runner!  I am sentimental... I ran my first 1/2 marathon in these shoes.  I have to let go.  Sniff Sniff.

I ventured north about an hour (we do not have a specialized running store where I live) and paid a visit to Fairhaven Runners in Bellingham, WA. 

The store was extremely busy (good for them) and I had to wait for someone to help me.  I never felt like they were ignoring me but the wait was interesting with my 4 year old son in tow.  Finally it was my turn.  I told the sales guy about how long I had been running and showed him my Mizunos (I brought them with me).  I tried on several pairs... some of the new version of Mizunos... Nike... and some other brands until I decided on Asics.  Price and fit came into play of course.  These have a good fit and felt great when I took them for a test run up and down the sidewalk in front of the store.  I spent a little more than I had thought I would but they felt so good and you just shouldn't cut corners on your shoes!


I am happy with the purchase but a little sad to see my Mizunos just sitting on the back shelf in the closet...  I ended up purchasing a size 10 1/2... geez... what is the next size up?  Does the box just say SKI on it?  Having 3 kids does have it's blessings but not so much on the size of your feet.

I can't wait to try them out... it is the first day of Spring but of course it is raining buckets outside so the treadmill is where I will be. **weather update - evidently Spring decided to show up... the sun is shining in Western Washington!  I think I will still stick with the treadmill since I have my 4 year old this morning until he heads to Preschool.

Yeah for new shoes!  I have a 10K this weekend so that is where they will get "broken in" ... can't wait!  This will be my first "race" since my Half Marathon in January!  I am itching to put a number back on!

** Ran 6.25 miles on the new shoes (treadmill) - I had to stop a couple of times to adjust the laces but the end of the run was great... I like them!

1 comment:

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