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