|This is back in the ROTC days of 2003. That's Becca next to me. She's amazing.|
I look at the bottoms of the good ole' shoes, and they are completely worn. The rubber is peeling off in places. Crap. We're 2.5 weeks away from the pivotal 5k I have been working towards. I was hoping to wait until afterward to buy new shoes. I'm not going to make it unless new shoes come into the picture.
So last night, after a yummy dinner at Smashburger, A and I headed over to Runner's Roost to get me some new kicks. I was pretty dialed in on what I needed. My knees are bow-legged, and my ankles tend to roll inward a lot, so I knew I needed something with a lot of medial (toward the midline of the body) stability. After chatting with the sales guy about my needs, he had my try on a few pairs and take them for a test jog outside. I love going to running stores for shoes, because the sales people know their stuff. They brought out shoes that were right on target with what I needed, and encouraged me to go run outside in them. Try doing this sometime at Famous Footwear, or a big sporting goods store. It probably won't happen. After a couple of test runs, I settled on these babies:
Welcome to my world, new running shoes. May we have many blessed days together.