Monday, June 17, 2013

Does this make me a real runner?

Its a rite of passage for all runners.  I went to the running store, for the first time today and bought my first pair of real running shoes!  I have to give a shout out to Mark at the FrontRunner store on Lane Ave. He was great and I tried on 4 pair and I spent a good half hour trying them on. I was really surprised when he measured my foot and told me my right foot was measuring between a 9 and 9.5 and the left between a 9.5 and 10! I usually wear and 8-8.5, the biggest shoe I've ever wore is a 9. I am so glad I went in there, I never would have looked at that size.  He was very patient with me and helped a lot!  He even showed me a really neat way to tie my shoes so they were not lose on the back of my ankle. 

After trying on all the shoes, and a few of them twice I decided to go with the Brooks Dyda 7's in a size 10.  They are very comfortable.  I have a very low arch and my feet roll inward and these really help with that.  I can't wait to give them a try tomorrow!  Not my favorite color, I really wanted some cute little pink ones, but I'm good with these, so comfortable. 

Since I was already in Columbus I had to go to my favorite bakery and get a cookie for me and my kiddo, and i had to go to Target, because well I love Target! 

Anyways I can't wait to get out and run tomorrow morning and see how my new shoes do on the road! 
There was a family of geese trying to cross a very busy street, it was cute but scary.  They were either going to get hit or cause an accident. 

1 comment:

  1. Yay for running shoes! Its pretty exciting to get fitted for your first pair. I am still struggling to find the right ones, but I will say I've learned that the general guidance is to always go 1/2 size up over your normal shoes. I'm glad you got into a bigger size... you could be really hurting your feet later on!!

    Also, I have run into so many geese family crossing the road! I've started to block the road for them, but man... those little guys seem to take the longest routes to get places!