Monday, March 15, 2010

Doing it Right

In an effort to get back in the saddle, I decided it was time for a new pair of running shoes. My solid, but incredibly worn out Adidas Control 10's needed to be retired.

Any runner out there can attest that when you find a shoe you love, you really should try to stick with it. I have always been an Asics girl (my first two pairs of running shoes were 2120's and 2130's). But then I tried the Control 10's and fell in love. But guess what? That's right, they don't make them anymore. Boo. So, I went to The Running Room here in Aurora (my store, the GREATEST STORE IN THE WORLD!) and had my manager do another gait analysis on my feet. Luckily, my gait was the same. But guess what? The 2140's and 2150's have changed.


So, after trying several shoes, I found my new pair:

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 10

At first, I have to admit, I was hesitant. They felt great on, but they needed a test drive. So off to the gym I trudged tonight for my first POST OPERATION workout. And guess what?

They are incredible. My feet never felt like this was the first time I had on these shoes. They felt nice and snug and there was a ton of room in the toe box. Plus, my left foot, which has been bothering me for some time, didn't hurt at all. I did 7 sets of 1 and 1's plus ten minutes on the bike.

As for "the girls"? Well, this operation will be changing my life. I was EXHAUSTED by the end of the 15 minutes, but I could breathe. I could breathe. I am pretty sure everyone in the gym thought I was crazy, because I actually burst into tears!


Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Same thing happened my my Gel Kayanos, they "upgraded" but the new pair are heavier and not as cushy. I bought a pair of Brooks and like them, but yesterday I found a pair of old faithful at Sports Authority.... YIPPEE!

Thanks for your comment

Marlene said...

WOOHOO for a successful gym sesh! You'll be back at it in no time!

AM-GoalsfortheWeek! said...

Just saw your blog title on Mision to another marathon, and had to stop over and say i love it!;-)

Mel-2nd Chances said...

I would have burst into tears too!! Awesome Sarah, you're awesome!!!