I was off to a rough start of my furlough day, until I ended up at Discount Shoes in south Asheville. I go to that store about 2 or 3 times a year – and I really should go more often.
I’ve started my marathon training and my feet have been KILLING me. I didn’t realize it until yesterday when I noticed that my right arch was still sore from Saturday’s run (a total of 9 miles.) Then I realized I was running in really old shoes. I try to cycle my shoes out after every marathon. My last pair of running shoes made it through a couple of half marathons and several other races. It’s 2009 and it was time for new shoes.
Check out what I bought!
They’re the Asics Gel Phoenix.
I used to run in only Nike shoes, then it was Adidas in college. Now that I’m a grown up and my feet are crazy weird, Asics are about all I can wear without falling over in pain. New Balance and I don’t get along, either.
The shoes are mega pretty. Silver and blue. The blue will match all of my running gear and the silver/metallic portion compliments the shoe. My only problem is the white areas. Those won’t be white for long.
I ran a few miles today to break them in. So far, so good! I have a 10-miler on Saturday. Before that I’ll do a few more short runs. I’m hoping they don’t fail me.
Oh, and I spent $49.99 on the shoes 🙂 Score one for me!