New Running Shoes

I have been running since March 30th and have been using the same pair of running shoes that I bought over a year and a half ago. Granted I had not been running as consistently as I do now, but I was using them for the gym and the occasional bike ride. Needless to say – they are a bit banged up now.

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Notice the nice hole forming in the back of my right shoe?

Anyway, I have been experiencing a bit of pain in my knees as well as my right foot lately, mostly when I’m running and every so often when I’m walking. I guess it’s not so much pain as discomfort on a muscle or tendon at the bottom side of my foot. Most people assume it’s plantar fasciitis and by most I mean myself and a few friends, but I really have no idea what it is. I was just under the impression that if I got new running shoes the problem would hopefully go away.

Considering I am unemployed, buying new shoes for running was out of the question and I just accepted that it might be awhile until I could. Though I don’t plan on stopping my fitness routine and have a few 5k’s lined up, I just figured I would deal with it. Thankfully, I was talking to my friend Tricia, and she told me she gets 40% off of Brooks merchandise!

After heading to Super Jock & Jill in Greenlake to get fitted and find out what kind of shoes I needed that would be best for me, I used that knowledge to go onto the Brooks Running website and went to their shoe advisor to see what Brooks had to offer me. After answering 5 questions about the type of running I plan to do, my weight and the type of foot I have, my results led me to the Adrenaline GTS 14.

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Tricia was sweet enough to get them shipped to her house and bring them up to me on Friday. Aren’t they beautiful?

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I had worn my old shoes to Super Jock & Jill when I was getting fitted. After we had gotten everything figured out, the guy I talked to said I had done a pretty good job of picking my shoes out the first time as it was exactly what I needed. That was lucky. They even look pretty similar.

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Saturday morning I convinced Matt to go on a run with me. My shoes felt great and I didn’t have any knee or foot pain while running. It was like running on a cloud!

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Moral of the story: if you need new running shoes – suck it up and buy them! Your feet will thank you later!

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One thought on “New Running Shoes

  1. YAY! I’m so glad you like your new shoes and that they seem to be helping your feet feel better! That’s such great news! Now you’re all ready for the 5k next weekend! 🙂

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