Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Running Treats

Wow, can't believe it's been a week since my last post. Sorry guys! I went camping all last weekend and it's taking me some extra time to get back to the real world.

On a fun note, I was "Introduced" on The Running Duck's blog! Go say "Hi" to her and follow her running blog. She's super speedy so I want to be like her when I grow up.

On another fun note, I've recently treated myself to some running treasures. First off, I headed down to our local running store, Runner's Soul to get myself some new shoes.

Although I waited a long time for a salesperson to help me, they were able to help me find a shoe that would hopefully help with my shin/ankle/foot pain. Turns out, when I run, or even just stand there, my foot wants to roll inwards, which pulls on my ankle, shin, and knee. Those muscles that have been so sore have been working to pull my foot back over when I run thus, putting a huge strain on the poor guys. So, I ended up being told I need a "stability shoe" and left the store with the Saucony Progrid Guide 4's in pink! They did get 4.4/5 stars on, so I guess they are good. Plus, they were on sale! Score!

After running in them for a couple weeks now, I LOVE them! My shin feels 95% better. They were well worth the money!

The next pretty I bought was a Garmin 305!
I am still learning how to use this thing, but it seems pretty cool! The other night my mom and I took it out for a spin, and it made it so much easier to keep my pace and push myself. I actually ran under a 10 min pace for the majority of the run. Nevermind that it was pouring rain and I was sprinting back to the car. I can't figure out how to make it keep track of my calories burned while running on the dreadmill though. I guess I should read that book of an owners manual that came in the box.

Anywhos, I've spent too much money on all my goodies, but figure it's worth it. Not sure if the hubs agrees with that! So I will be posting camping pics this week. Went to Kanaskat-Palmer State Park. Very pretty campground. Very green and relaxing. What have you all been up too??!!

1 comment:

Kristi said...

I think I'm going to have to get fitted for shoes if I feel like running is going to be something that I keep up with.