So you may have noticed that my PILE ON THE MILES for the month of December was pretty much non-existent. This had A LOT to do with my foot scare from a few weeks ago. The one where I thought I had a broken bone or better yet that I might need surgery.
The doctor informed me that I had a bruised bone and a new pair of running shoes was in order. I opted to take it easy on the feet until I could follow doctors orders.
These babies are Asics. I hate to admit it, but I was a little nervous to change shoes. I was previously wearing New Balance.
I did however, go to my favorite SHU Shop in Boise. It’s called Shu’s! They gave me the full foot analysis and watched the way I walked. I even got to jog around the outside of the store a few times trying different shoes. The Asics felt liked heaven.
You can tell that it was time for something new. And my feets were surely thanking me today after my glorious run yesterday.
The boyfriend and I went on another leisurely run together. This time for 3.25 miles. Sunday’s run was all about trying out the garmin and SPIbelt. Monday’s run was all about the Pink Runners! I have to say that my body was still feeling heavy from the Christmas Overload and I was not running my usual pace. I usually keep it in the low 10 min/ mile. But oh no, not yesterday.
Mile 1: 10:29
Mile 2: 11:05
Mile 3: 11:06
All you runners out there, I need a little running shoe advice. I was originally told when buying my first pair of running shoes that it is a good idea to go up a half or full size when buying shoes to give your piggies some wiggly room. So I ended up with size 8 1/2 running shoes, (I normally wear 8’s). So the new shoes ended up being a size 8 running shoe when I got them home.
Is this normal? The Asics are a lot more fit to my foot, but I will have to invest in thinner running socks. The New Balances always seemed a bit big that I overcompensated with thick thick running socks.
Just curious what your rule of thumb is when buying new running shoes? I have 30 days to try out my new shoes and I can return them if I don’t like the way they feel. So far so good.
On that note, the Pile on the Miles numbers will be spiking as I am so overjoyed with all my new running digs! YAYAYYAYAYAYAYAY! That is my excited scream! 🙂