I Need New Shoes
Hi guys! Hope everyone is having a great Monday :).
This morning I ran 4 miles on the treadmill…I am so proud of myself! Haha
You see, as I’ve mentioned before, I’m not a runner. I like to run, but running doesn’t always like me. You can read this post here to learn more about it! That’s why I usually only go about 3 miles when I do run, but sometimes it just feels good so I keep going.
About 30 minutes into my run today, my ankles started hurting. I kept going, which was probably really stupid but whatever. I didn’t want to quit haha. My ankles never hurt when I run, and therefore my conclusion is that I need a new pair of shoes.
The shoes I currently have are nearing the 8-month-old mark: I got them for Christmas. I really like them, but I don’t think they are providing the support and cushion they should be anymore. I’ve read so many times that you should get new shoes after running so many miles…blah blah blah. What about those of us who aren’t just runners? How should we gage when to get new shoes?
What I normally do is get shoes twice a year – once around Christmas time and once around June or the beginning of July. So, each pair gets about 6 months of wear. My current pair is a little past this 6 month mark. I was trying to save some money and see how long I could use them. Apparently, not much longer.
In addition to the new ankle pain that I had this morning, I’ve also recently noticed some shin pain whenever I’m on the treadmill or doing exercises that are high impact on my legs. Both of these are things that I’ve noticed in the past whenever my shoes started dying.
I’m thinking that tomorrow I will go shopping for some new shoes. I don’t really want any more joint/bone pain when I’m exercising…no thank you.
The Great Fundraising Act
As most of you probably now, the auction for Susan is currently happening!
I urge you all to go over the Janetha’s blog to check everything out and look at all of the awesome items!! I’ve been looking at it all day :). I must say, I think it is absolutely AMAZING what this blogging community is doing! I’m so proud to be a part of it!
Hope you all have an awesome day!
What are your favorite type of running/workout shoes?
Have you/are you going to participate in the auction?