"Good-bye, Not-So-Old Friends"
I changed my running shoes. I was happy with my previous pair... except that I've been having ankle and knee pain. Even with the insoles I purchased last week, my joints have been nagging me while I run.
I bought my running shoes and insoles at Road Runner Sports . They have an incredible return policy! They give you 60 days to try out your shoes and 30 days for the insoles. If you aren't happy, they will take them back.
So, I decided to exchange my shoes for a pair with more cushion. I wanted to do some research first, so I went online. I went straight to Runners' World and stumbled upon a video of their Editor's Picks for shoes. The first pair reviewed looked like a winner to me... Asics (ding!). Stabilizing (ding! ding!). And cushiony (ding!, ding!, ding!). The shoe was this one:
This is the Asics Kayano 15. It is built for those who need stability and also has added cushion. The laces are designed to follow the natural curve of the foot. They aren't much heavier than my Asics 2140s , which were nice & light.
When I tried the Kayano on at Road Runners' it was as if a heavenly light shined down on my Kayano covered feet. I could almost hear the angelic singing that goes along with moments of divine intervention (well, at least as they appear on TV).
Yes, they felt that good!
I ran on the treadmill at the store with them. I had the shoe expert record my feet as I ran just to make sure they were the right shoe for me. He said they looked good. Yay!
The great part is, after exchanging my 2140s and the insoles, the new shoes cost me nothing. Normally, they are about $40 more than my 2140s. I was happy to go home and tell my husband (who is extremely supportive, by the way) that I upgraded my shoes at no extra expense!
Keep in mind, I have not really run in them yet. I plan to put my new babies to the test tomorrow. Hopefully, they work as well as they feel!
My Stats So Far This Week
Monday: 3 miles on the treadmill
Tuesday: 3.9 miles on the road
Wednesday: Day off*
*I meant to do some strength training and core work today but I slacked off.