After my 5K Saturday morning, the hubby got the running bug. A few years ago he got into running but thanks to work and “the state of The World” (of Warcraft),” he got sidetracked. Well now that he is working out at the gym and mostly sticking to his low carb foods, he wants to take up running again.
Sunday we headed over to Pacers, a local running store, for a proper shoe fitting. Thinking ahead, I wore my running shoes. Was it time for a new pair? Turns out, the answer was a big yes!
Unlike past sneakers, the outer heel wasn’t worn down — a sign I’m an underpronator. I have high arches so my feet are less flexible than most people. Underpronation is a fancy way of saying my feet don’t absorb the impact of running because they don’t roll inward enough.
“The Blue Is Not Supposed To Be There”
I was so focused on the state of my heel that I didn’t notice that at the midfoot the yellow color was completely worn away. Nearly a 1/4 inch of yellow was gone, replaced by a big patch of blue. D’oh!
The good news: the team at Pacers assured me that’s where you want to see the wear and tear. My running shoes did their job and helped my feet roll inward.
The great news: It was time for my second pair of running shoes. Yay!
Double D’oh! Does this make me an actual runner now?
Breaking In New Shoes
So it was time for a new pair of Sauconys…the Hurricane ISO specifically.
I took my new Hurricanes out for a spin on Monday, just a mile run. This was no time to try to increase my distance and end up getting blisters! Just a short run and easy walk to break them in.
The verdict: Despite their brightness, the new shoes are awesome!
Afterward, I wrote the date of my first run on the side of the shoe. Why?
Ideally you should replace running shoes every 4 months. In reality, my bank account has a say in the matter. For me, the date is a reminder of when I first used the shoes. Sometime near the end of August I’ll check them for wear and tear. I still plan to use my old running shoes occasionally to help the new ones last a little longer.
It’s time to start saving to buy 2 pairs of running shoes for the next time.
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