Monday, January 11, 2010

Nike+ = LOVE

In my closet there are 3 pair of New Balance. Trail runners, motion control, stability ect.... Each and every pair I was "recommended" and each and every one of them make running a chore. I mean don't get me wrong if you just started running, like me, then running is hard anyway but I didn't realize how much harder I was making it on myself. Finally I went in search of the shoe. I found out I am a neutral runner with a midfoot strike and high arches. That means I don't under pronate, over pronate, heel strike or need any extra support. Complete opposite of what I was told before. My gait could of changed due to strength training and weight loss, I don't know.

The perfect shoe for my foot has now entered my life. It is the Nike+ Vomero 4. Cushioned for those long miles but flexible, light and a neutral runner. And of course I had to get a Nike+ Sportband to compliment them and track my miles. I have ran twice on the treadmill (I HATE the treadmill) and could of just kept on going but it was time to get Chloe from daycare. I didn't have to stop for a cramp and my legs feel great. I am a happy runner, maybe someday I will be a faster runner but for now I am HAPPY and pain free.


Cyclin' Missy said...

Awesome, Tiffany! I got some new running shoes for Christmas. They were a brand I've never tried before and they started rubbing after just 3 miles. I took them back and exchanged them for something I was more familiar with. Now my feet are happy campers again. It's amazing how much the right pair of shoes can affect your stride and make running easier. Healthier, too, as you reduce the chance of injury from compensating for an incorrect footfall.

By the way...those Nike+'s are cute, too!

Cyclin' Missy said...

Great list of planned events! I've done the Turkey Trot 10k in Detroit before. It's a fun run!

Lisa Sargese said...

Happy and pain-free is EXACTLY what I want to be! Thanks for setting the example and showing us what's possible :-)

Cyclin' Missy said...

Yeah...swimming is an intense workout! It's a whole different breathing rhythm than I'm used to for running or cycling. It'll take a little time to get used to.

littlem said...

Those are some fabulous-looking fancy shoes.

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