I got my new shoes last night. New Balance 737s in silver and purple.
I decided to go with New Balance since I loved my last pair. They were comfortable and lasted forever.
Today, I took my new pair on a 5-mile test run. They were great. My feet hurt a little bit afterward, but I think that was left over from yesterday’s 3-hour backpacking trek across the Puyallup Fairgrounds.
Me and T Junior ran with Heather and J on the paved trail in Renton. The fall weather was absolutely perfect for working out. Not so great when we first got there, though. It was co-old. I bundled T Junior up like the kid in The Christmas Story. J was all snug in his jogging stroller, too.
But it warmed up after we got on the trail. The sun was shining on us through the fluttering yellow leaves. It was warm and refreshing at the same time.
My only issue was my hips. After last Sunday’s 4.5-miler, I noticed they hurt. I wasn’t tired or out of breath; I could’ve ran all day, except for my sore hips. This week wasn’t as bad, but I did start to feel them around Mile 4.
Next week, is the Issaquah Salmon Days 10K. Heather and I agreed to not push the kiddos in the race because it’ll just be too long for them to be sitting in their strollers. So, it’ll just be Heather, me and my new shoes! (And, maybe some new clothes, too, thanks to my mom’s gift certificate to REI!)
RE the tight hips:Yoga will help open your hips. Go to a class and learn the triangle and some variations on downward dog.Quick fix: walk up and down the hall on your hands and feet, with your butt in the air. Try to get your foot close to your hand before you move your hand forward for the next step.Stretching your glutes will help too- by crossing your foot over your knee and leaning into it.
COOL shoes.. I LOVe Love REI I got my adorable Nathan Water bottle that keeps me hydrated at work.. Good luck in the 10K I thought about signing up but the $33 price tag was a little high 🙂
Wow!! I like the silver and purple color combination of your running shoes!! I too got a new one from Sports Authority…