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What girl doesn't need new shoes?

Sunday, March 18, 2012

I rewarded myself yesterday by buying not one but two (!!!) new pairs of shoes: a pair of sneakers solely for running and one for everything else. My old pair of sneakers were wearing out but then I decided to take up running and that's when I knew it really was time to get a new pair. I walk almost 3 miles a day for work in sneakers because they're the only shoes that don't destroy my feet. Since I walk so much on a daily basis, I figured that my running shoes need to be different from my regular sneakers.

Both pairs of shoes were the most expensive I have ever spent on any sneaker but at this point, my only concern is comfort because comfort means safety. At this point, I'm willing to spend that extra amount because I deserve to have a proper running shoe, one that will properly support my feet, thereby reducing my risk of injury. And anyone who knows me in real life knows how clumsy I am and that I certainly do not need extra help in hurting myself.

I really do have to thank the wonderful salesperson at my local Dick's Sporting Goods. He was able to pick out several shoes for me that met my needs. I would have been overwhelmed otherwise and would have no idea where to start. I was also pleasantly surprised at the large selection this particular store carried. It was the first time I have ever been to a "regular" store and not a runner's shop to find my sneakers. I also picked up some additional running accessories. Because, let's face it, a girl needs accessories to go with her new shoes. I picked up a fuel belt to carry my water and all the other stuff I need to carry with me when I'm running. Here I have to thank the wonderful members of the Rooking Running Group on SparkPeople for this great suggestion and for helping out a rookie runner.

This afternoon I "showed off" my new running shoes. Today was the start of my second week of the walk/jog 5K running program. My new shoes felt great and I had a great run.

Sometimes, it's worth the splurge and to reward yourself emoticon
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    emoticon I don't skimp on shoes. If your feet aren't happy, how can you be happy? emoticon
    3109 days ago
    Good shoes make all the difference. Somehow wearing athletic clothes and shoes makes me feel more fit when I exercise. I don't know why, but it does. Enjoy your new shoes and accessories. They are worth every penny.
    3110 days ago
    Good for you! Glad you had a great run! Keep up the awesome job!
    3110 days ago
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