I am in desperate need of new running shoes. It’s been 5 months since I have worn new shoes. I did buy a new pair of trail running shoes, then focused on road running. Typical. With an average 60+ miles a month (last month was over 100) I know my old Saucony’s have had it.
I was also starting to have knee pain. The first signs of this freaked me out. The knee pain started about 2-3 weeks ago, but I didn’t want to change shoes so close to the Santa Rosa half marathon. I’m glad I stuck with my oldies, but yesterday I was so excited to head to one of the closest running stores.
I was really disappointed to find out that my progrid 4’s were extinct. My first thought was “what the hell am I going to do now!?” The sales person told me I could go to their website and purchase them online. However I wanted to walk out of the store with a pair of shoes. Then the sales person showed me the progrid 5’s.
They explained the heel is slightly lower and there was less cushioning. I don’t like change, but I was willing to give them a shot. Plus I didn’t want to go through the whole fitting process.
I also picked up a pair of insoles, and I always go with the green super feet.
At the register I made a few impulse buys. I grabbed a pack of espresso love Gu.
And I finally built up enough courage to buy the coveted “13.1” sticker. For the longest time I just felt like my time was too slow, or that I was still too fat, or that I didn’t run enough. But I have decided that I’m not going to worry about what others think, because I know I work really hard and have earned any running title or sticker etc. And after 5 half marathons, I know I have deserved it!
I also took Carlo to our favorite yogurt place.
I got a mix of this one
And this one
I tasted them first and decided to go topping-less. It was just so good by itself!
This morning I was so excited to try out my new Shoesies! Vin and I were all ready in our new gear!
I bought him that new harness, and he looked fabulous in it!
We covered 4 miles. And I don’t know how my last mile was below 9 min/mile?
I’m just playing this week by ear. Not sure if I will be squeezing in Insanity, but I know I will be doing more miles. And my plan is to attend that running group on Saturday.
Do you love or hate that shoe companies change their stuff every year?
Thoughts on running groups?
Do you have a 13.1 or 26.2 sticker on your car?