August 26, 2010

Reward Shoes



On the sidebar of my blog I have listed some mini goals and rewards that go along with them. The rewards come every ten pounds. Several months ago when I broke into the 170's I should have gotten a massage. I never did.

But this week I decided I needed a new pair of running shoes. My feet had been hurting and my back, too. Neither pair that I alternate seem to feel too great and I think I have surpassed my recommended mileage on both of them.

So tonight I rewarded myself with a new pair. Actually my parents did ;)



They are pretty sassy, just like me. They feel like a little puffs of air surrounding my feet. I also learned at the store that most of my problem is likely due to my poor running technique. (Yes, they make you run in the store and watch!). So I will work on that.

Yay for new running shoes. And Yay that new running shoes are considered a reward in my book. This revived book of life that I am writing...

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
--Robert Frost
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17 comments:

Raegun said...

Those shoes are so HOT! I bet they make you go faster. ;)
Rae
xo

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Stacey at Living by Faith said...

Very cool! Isn't it amazing how awesome the 'right' pair can feel? I too am a Brooks girl.

Charbelle said...

Whenever I start to notice odd aches and pains I think about the last time I bought shoes. I'm up for a new pair now. If it's not the shoes then it's time for a trip to my most fabulous chiropractor!! He's not a typical chiro but rather practices sports medicine and keeps athletes and weekend runners like myself going.
Yay for reaching a goal!!! You still should totally go for the massage too!!!

Becky said...

I happened opon your blog a few weeks ago. You are an insperation to me. I would love to ask you some questions about your weight loss and exercise.

Keelie said...

Becky-- you can email me! Keeliesue@live.com

Kelly said...

LOVE the new shoes! Where did you purchase them that they make you run in the store ??

Molly said...

Love the shoes - Brooks right? I just got light blue ones like that- LOVE THEM! Check out your laces- do the ends say "dig" " deep"? At the store they relaced shoes a different way- my feet rarely fall asleep while running. I'll post a picture some time! Enjoy your first run!!!

Tiff said...

Cool shoes! P.S. I love Matt Mar and that song! I listen to it on KLOVE all of the time- not sure if you have that station where you live but either way- good choice :)

SherRon, Shoes To Lose said...

Shoes are the best reward!...or at least one I'm very fond of :P

Chris in FL--Joyful Mother said...

Love the shoes! :) I need some new ones myself.

Living a Changed Life said...

Those shoes look great and I am all for rewarding yourself with shoes!!

Jennifer
http://livingachangedlife.blogspot.com/

Janelle said...

SO what about your massage?? Massages are wonderful and great for you! Cute shoes, though!

Can do mom said...

Love the shoes! I'm a big believer in wearing the proper footwear for exercising. They make such a difference and help prevent injuries.

May you be blessed on many miles you will run in them!

Jennifer said...

I love coming to your blog to listen to your music. I love Matt Mar!! I love your shoes. I need to pamper myself with some new ones.

Kate said...

What kind are they?! I want to know! I think it's too late for me to buy any before the race, but you never know. I don't know! What do you think?

Pamela E. Williams said...

Cute shoes. What store did you go to that looked at your running form?