Good thing those minutes count because I only got 15 of them in today. You better believe those 15 mean a great deal to me. The afternoon started with a trip to the Norfolk store to pick up a new pair of trainers.
I’ve been dating the same guy FOREVER, I’ve been eating the same cereal FOREVER, I’ve been wearing the same Nike Pegasus FOREVER. Guess what I left the store with?? A pair of Nike Pegasus AND Brooks Defyance. Never in a million years did I think I would switch up my shoes to something other than Nike. My racing flats are even Nike. I feel almost guilty but Mike Robinson, owner of Running, Etc. convinced me that rotating my shoes and trying something new would benefit me. I’ve been trusting his advice on shoes & training 100% since we met so with a huge SMILE on my face I left with not one but two new trainers. I always feel like it’s Christmas morning when I get new shoes….love that feeling.
I had exactly 15 minutes before I had to pick up my daughter. Perfect timing to test out the new Brooks without temptation to run further than I should at this point in the comeback trail. I ran through Ghent which is a very cool, fun section of Norfolk. While lacing up my new shoes I was scared. I was afraid that after 3 weeks off I would still have pain. The run went flawlessly! Pain-free and this morning (next day) I woke up without any swelling which was the norm two months ago.
Ended the day out with some favorite friends including these two girls, Hannah and Renee High who I can’t wait to be back running with.
Do you wear different shoes from different running companies? Stick to the same thing? How many shoes are in your rotation? What are your favorites?