Sunday, June 14, 2009

I Might Survive Camp Yet!

Exciting pictures, I know. Can you tell I have a little too much free time? You should see the hair cut I gave one of the dogs. Anywho, these are my shoes.

The New Balance cross trainers (1st pic) lasted me about 5 to 6 months. My knees were getting sore, my plantar faciitis (foot thing) was flaring up. So on the advice of the trainers at the gym I went a specialty runners store in February.

That is when I bought the Asics (2nd pic). They are good, cushy running shoes. My pains went away. However, I exercise a lot. If you look closely at the picture you will see the hole in the toe.

When I decided there was not enough support I went back to the first pair. Bad idea. They started to rip the skin off my heals.

My cry for help (new shoes) was heard and answered by my loving husband. I was going to wait until July but my feet could not take it anymore. So yesterday I took my old shoes to the runners store. An older gentleman named Lee looked over my old shoes and found me a new pair (3rd pic). They are the newest Asics with the most cush you can get.

I used them today (but only to walk the dogs) and my feet are happy. I feel like now I can survive my fat camp.

Just as a side note, I asked how long shoes should last me. With my activity level, Lee said 400 miles or 4 to 6 months. That is what I am averaging, but boy is it getting expensive. How are your shoes holding out?


Linda Pressman said...

I definitely consider mine done for after about 4 months and I do Jazzercise 6 times a week. One of my instructors said it's not the way they look on the outside, it's the way the inside has broken down that will kill your feet.

Hey - funny post the other day about the other people working out at the gym! When you're done with bookcamp, consider Jazzercise. It's filled with normal women!

wildfluffysheep said...

I like the purple in the new ones :D

I really should take care of my feet better. I did have buy new trainers a couple of weeks ago... wore my trusty nikes right out.