Running Shoe Ramblings

I’m sitting in the airport, waiting to board my plane for my Eugene! Ahhhhhh!!!! I’m so excited I can’t stand it!

Speaking of the Olympic Trials, I was reading someone’s post on Twitter a few days ago (and unfortunately, I don’t remember who!) but they posted the foot strikes of all the women in the 10k. I was happy to see a lot those ladies have the crazy land-on-the-side-of-your-foot strike like me. Mine’s worse on the right side. This could explain why I demolish all my running shoes. After 200 miles, they are looking pretty bad and by 300 I’m in desperate need of a new pair! They are just TORN UP!

asics gel cumulus

Check out the bottom of my Asics!

new balance 890

And my New Balance 890s!

The exciting news is I just got 2 new pairs of running shoes in the mail. I don’t know why after all these years it makes me so happy to get new running shoes! It also makes me sad to get them muddy for the first time! I used to strictly wear Asics Gel Cumulus. Now I’ve branched out and switching between those and my new favorites, the New Balance 890s. I LOVE the 890s because they are so lightweight! I wear them for workouts instead of racing flats.

Do you get excited to get new running shoes? Do you like getting them dirty for the first time or despise it like me? Do you tear the bottoms up like me?

2 thoughts on “Running Shoe Ramblings

  1. I saw that too… and I am the same! I thought I was a freak of nature… glad to see there are other runners who do the same. But isn’t it sad, I max out at 250 miles — Cha Ching Cha Ching.

    Have a blast at the trials, I wish I was going!

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