Disclaimer #1: This is NOT a product endorsement. This is NOT a product review. This is me trying to get shoes that work for me. I don’t have any connections with any of the companies I will talk about….although for the right price…I am YOUR GIRL! 😉 Yes, I can be bought!
Disclaimer #2: I am NOT a doctor…I know; hard to believe, right? I am a runner, a mom, a wife, a cook, an eater, an exercise freak, a lover of all sports wear, a wine drinker, a food nerd….still not a doctor!
I got new shoes….or I should say Mr. Man bought me new shoes for my birthday. They are (in my opinion) a bit expensive, I would have never had the guts to buy them for myself. Yet, when my husband buys them for me I am totally guilt free! Same bank account but no guilt!
The t-shirt is a joke, you know how I like to talk a little trash to motivate myself. I finally took a picture BEFORE I went for a run as opposed to after when I am all sweaty and gross. I even brushed my hair for you guys! 🙂
I do love all my Nike tees and running shorts….just an FYI 😉
NEW SHOES: Newton running shoes….awesome…BUT you must break them in a mile at a time. Geez o Pete! I do love them. I even did a better time running my last 5mile run. So much fun! The shoes are really light and they help you with the way you run. More of a toe first type of running as opposed to heel first running (which is not good!) I didn’t have a problem adjusting to the difference in running because I am a toe runner anyway, but new shoes always require a period of adjustment.
Last shoes: Asic’s 2160: great for my feet….not so much on the knees. I still wear these when I do the elliptical because I want to keep my “Newton” for running. I do love the Asics. They were extremely easy to run in and they are very comfortable.
Prior shoes (for about 10 years!): Saucony Grid: Perfect for my knees until my body decided to get old and cause plantar fasciitis…nice! As I said I wore this brand for 10 years, running in the Florida heat and I didn’t have a problem until recently. It might all be in my head!
This is our shoe graveyard:
Don’t go sending me emails telling me this is an extensive and outrageous amount of shoes. They are not all mine. Some were mine and I ran the life out of them. Some are my kids. Some were left here. Some are hand me downs from friends…etc…but I keep them all because we live on 5 acres, we have a chicken coop, we have creek near by, lots of corn fields and a HUGE soccer center by our front yard….we need crappy shoes!
Moral of the story: I am not Cinderella and it seems not just ONE shoe is perfect. I need to try a few to figure out what I need…and even more so what I need for each activity it seems. I encourage you to try not only different shoes but different activities, exercises, programs….etc…get out there and move a little more 🙂
Peace and Love,
Dr. Isabelle (medical license found in a box of Cracker Jack’s along with driver license, marriage license….what?! KIDDING)