Finishing is Winning‘s Brain Exchange:
This Week’s Topic: Your First Kicks
This Week’s Question: All runners have a connection to their shoes. Tell the story behind how you came to love the kicks you’re in- what were your first shoes? What do you wear now? Do you stick to one shoe or change it up?
I used to be a tennis shoe-aholic but now I am a running shoe-aholic.
When I first started running 3 years ago, I went to FleetFeet and they recommended Sauconys. I wore those until they wore out and then bought Sauconys again.
Since then I’ve worn Nikes because they hold the Nike+ chip. I’ve also bought inexpensive Reebocks for the treadmill.
Then I switched to Mizunos which I loved until recently. My feet started hurting!! I bought another pair a 1/2 size larger and my feet still hurt (anyone want a new pair size 8.5??)
I switched to Asics for my half marathon and now I am sold on them. I have 2 pairs. I wear one on my longer runs and the other that I am breaking in for my shorter runs.
I have come to realize that shoes are the most important running accessory!!!
Last week update:
My goal was 21 miles and I ran 4 times for a total of 22 miles. YEA!
I played tennis 3 times. (a usta match & lost 😦 )
This was Week #7 of my 2nd Half Marathon training. 5 weeks to go!
Goals for this week:
This week’s schedule:
Mon – tennis after work
Tues – tennis after work
Wed – yoga
Thurs – FleetFeet workshop
Fri – mah jongg
Sat or Sun – boat show
This week’s running:
Tues – 3 miles before work
Wed – 3.5 miles before work
Thurs 3.5 miles before work
Sat – 5k mile Race + 8 miles
Weekly Running Goal = 21 miles
March Monthly Running Goal = 70 miles, a race, hm training
Yearly Running Goal = 1011 miles