I’ve been meaning to write a post about my exercise regimen (or lack of one currently) but just never gotten around to it yet. I will, however, write about my running shoes that I am absolutely in love with!
I like to consider myself a runner, but in reality I’m more of a novice in the big world of running. I never really enjoyed it until about 5 years ago when it was all I can think about after we bought our condo. It was situated across the street from a nice large park with a really good trail. It started out first on the treadmill in the gym and then one nice Spring day I decided to take my dog running with me at the park. Man did I get my ass kicked! I didn’t realize that outdoor running is different that treadmill running. But since that day I’ve been hooked! It also helps that I’m competitive by nature… yes, even against myself. Most definitely against myself in fact.
I decided I needed new runners because I noticed running with Nike Shox were not actually very comfortable. During a trip to the states I picked up a pair of New Balance “light weight” runners… which did the trick until I noticed someone at my gym wearing the new Nike Free Run 2.0. I had to have them.
These are actually the second pair I picked up during another trip to the outlets in Burlington. I couldn’t resist because they are the lightest and most comfy pair of runners I’ve ever had. I especially like that there is no “tongue” in the shoe. It’s made to fit like a sock.
A couple months back I was feeling the itch to buy a new pair of runners when I was at Winners looking for shoes for Riley and I came across a pair of Nike Free Runs! They were the last pair and in MY SIZE! I slipped my foot in to make sure they fit and brought these babies home.
They were a bit more snug than my previous two pairs but I figured that it just needed a bit of breaking in like the ones with the Shield. Two months later and after running in them everyday, they were still quite snug but I didn’t think much of it. Until I removed the nail polish off my toes. My big toes had been feeling sore for awhile but I chalked it up to breaking in the new runners and also because my boy has a tendency to drop things and stomp on my feet. Come to think of it, these runners may have been the cause of one of my toe nails breaking!
*WARNING* The following picture is of feet.
When I saw this, I immediately stopped wearing the runners. They’re not sore any more but I’m going to wait till the bruising has grown out and try wearing the runners again to ensure that they are indeed the culprit. My sister has already volunteered to adopt the shoes lol.