|(April 2016) Nike Lunar Glide 7 I paid $50 for this shoe, and|
I loved these for short hard tempo runs, and for 5k racing. I did a few long
runs in them, and they lasted about 250 miles before they started to
feel old. I still wear these on the weekend and for gym shoes.
|(May 2016) Nike Structure Triax-I paid $50 for a shoe that normally costs $120|
but the arch support in these shoes is way too stiff for me now and
these shoes hurt after only 180 miles in them...
When you see $50 running shoes on sale you buy them! This is the
ASICS GT-1000 and to be honest I couldn't tell the difference
between the GT-2000, and the GT-1000. This shoe was so
good that I wore it for the marathon. I wish I would have purchased
|(September 2016) Saucony Guide 9 I paid $65 for these shoes|
and I really like the support and cushioning in them. I had the previous
model and they held up through 300 miles
(October 2016) Nike Lunar Glide 8
My mom bought these for me. and they cost $120. I had taught her how to play
Keno and she ended up winning $800 very quickly at Cesar's Palace.
we went shopping in the Forum shops to celebrate....
I really liked these shoes at first., but the fit and support
is so much different than the Lunar Glide 7.
These shoes have a really high arch support and it aggravates the inside of my foot.
I won't be wearing these for running....
FWIW I am a discount shopper, and I will buy shoes that are from last season, and I never pay full price (except for my last pair of Nike Lunar Glides). I used to be so dedicated to my Brooks Adrenalines. but once they stopped woking for me, I became a bit of a shoe slut. I tried a lot of different brands last year.
I noticed that I was complaining about my right foot for several months last year and because it didn't hurt while I ran, I just ignored it until it became a huge issue....
I pronate my feet when I run, and my arches are sort of flat. I have always worn a stability shoe for most of my runs. When I was younger I could wear racing flat for 10k's and even half marathons... But, I have to baby my feet now.
A few years ago I used to wear shoes like this to work.
When I started having kids my work shoe choices look more like this
Carrying a car seat, and chasing after small kids, calls for sensible shoes. I'd still put on the heels when I had a date night, but for the most part ballet flats and other flat shoes were all that I wore.
These flat shoes lengthed my calves without me realizing it, and combined with marathon training and gaining a few pounds, this contributed to the strain on my right posterior tendon /posterior tibialis muscle.
I took the last month off of running (except for one short run), and my feet were feeling better. I had also stopped being so obsessed with being on the lookout for discount running shoes, that I started looking at boots and winter shoes online. I found this super cute shoe at Zappos,
These shoes are going to help me strengthen my calves again. I didn't realize that wearing flat shoes would f*ck my feet up so much. I've worn these a few times, and they actually seem to help take the strain off of the over extended tendon.
I'm still going to be really cautious about upping my mileage. For the time being, I'm just going to be doing short runs of 2-3 miles, and I'm still working out at the gym.
I hope to give you an update on my fitness goals in my next post.
Thank you for reading.