Sunday, September 12, 2010

Say Hello To My Little Friend

As you may know, I started the Couch 2 5K program back in July. I got pretty far, and then hit a brick wall....HARD, so I took a break. During the break, I realized, dare I say it, I actually enjoyed running. I'm excited about training and eventually running in my first race. I decided to start again and this time get serious, because I can do this! We all know that getting serious means buying gadgets, I mean come on, no one can run with just their person and the road... Sure, I have my Timex watch that hooks up to my iPhone so I can control my music from my watch, and yes, I have my armband, running shorts, knee brace for those sore days and the ever so important Nike-best-sports-bra-I've-ever-owned support (overshare?). However, it has come to my attention that I had not bought a new pair of running shoes in quite some time..... like senior of high school.... which was 2002...... almost ten years ago (I know a little piece of the runner inside of you just died Candace, sorry) I've been reading up and I have come to appreciate how important your feet are to running so I might as well protect them and invest in a good, new pair of running shoes. After receiving a brief, preliminary foot exam last weekend, today Jonny and I went to Run On! - the local running chain that has all your running needs.... seriously, these people know their stuff. One of the staff members meet with us, asked us questions about our running history and current habits. Then she watched us walk, run and sized us and explained every last detail I could possibly think to ask her about. She brought out several shoes and then watched us walk and run all over again. In the end, I bought the Brooks Glycerin 8... which means nothing...other than I now run on little clouds and my feet love me! And I love my new shoes! I never knew shoes could feel so good. I took them out tonight for my re-introduction to the running world (aka our neighborhood) and I am very pleased with my purchase, and maybe, just maybe I ran a little farther and faster than normal tonight thanks to these puppies. So say hello to my little friends...

Did I mention that Jonny got new shoes too? :)