Thursday, September 2, 2010

Out with the old, In with the new!

bye-bye New Balance, Hellooooo Nike!

Sad to see you go but THRILLED to have these pretty thangs! :o) I was SO EXCITED at Rogue today when after trying on 7 pairs of shoes at Runtex and leaving with nothing, finding THE shoes!!! Not only are they PERFECT, BUT THEY'RE PINK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can you feel my excitement?

Back at the beginning of the year when I decided to go forward and take on this running thing I got fitted at Runtex for my blue beauties, aka New Balance 1011. At the time (having a 6 month old and still in that postpartum body transition thing!) these were the shoes I needed. I pronated alot and needed the support and stability. My poor joints and body were still recovering from the 60lb weight gain, of course I needed the stability! :o) But now being 30+ lbs lighter and running more seriously I guess I was ready for a different shoe. I tried on the good ol Asics, New Balance, Mizunos and Brooks over at Runtex but they just didn't feel right. I've been having some issues with 2 toes on my right foot and come to find out, my foot GREW, OH JOY! Ha! So after I left Runtex with Erika (my saving grace, couldn't imagine going with my two little ones by myself!!!) we decided since we were down there to just run into Rogue.

Now this guys seemed like he knew what he was talking about! Not anything like the Latin Lover Boy salesman at Runtex!!! LMAO! I put on the Asics, felt good, then a pair of Brooks, felt better (liked the bean bag feeling at the arches), then.....came.....the .....Nikes!! I slipped them on and OMG, I just KNEW they were the ones! I knew that I couldn't leave without those shoes! Light, yet supportive, Roomy, but felt secure, Pretty, oh and yeah Pretty because I don't care what anyone says the shoes have GOTTA look good!!! :o)

The funny thing is as I tucked my New Balance into the Nike box to keep them, I felt a little sad. My poor shoes have been replaced. Those strong blue babies went through my first 5k, 10k, and Triathlon with me! I put my first "long run" on those shoes so they will be kept forever! :o)

So tonight I celebrate on a treadmill (hubby is out of town, so I dont' have a choice) my new Nikes and my reaching a new level with this FREAKING AWESOME sport!

1 comment:

Cindy said...

Well, you know I don't agree with you that they are pretty! :-). But I am excited that you found shoes that you love. You are doing an amazing job with your running! You look awesome as well and I hope your running journey continues to get better and better. Very proud and excited for you my friend!