Ok, so I admit it: I have been horrible at blogging over the past month or two. I was completely disconnected during the first 2 weeks of July as I was in Calgary for Stampede. Bartending at an event like that means standing on your feet for extended periods of time (15+ hours) so I had to buy some new shoes… jackpot!!
I went to Sportchek to get some new runners and needed something comfy and cool looking (of course). My girlfriend Lisa had told me how much she loved her new Nike Free Run 3's but I didn't think they would work for me due to my pronation issues. They ARE cool looking shoes though and the employees at the store swore they were the most comfortable around… so I bought them (**well my mom did. Thanks Mom! Love you! Haha).
They were awesome to work in! My feet rarely hurt and they were so light. When I got back, I decided to try them for a run. What did I have to lose?
Turns out I had LOTS to lose… blisters, killer shin splints and black/bleeding toe nails. After suffering over the past 2 years with all those issues, I had NONE of them after a 5K. I have never ran a 5K without getting blisters so this was a miracle. Turns out less really is more when it comes to shoes (at least for me).
Now I am psyched to be able to run without pain. I will try them again and let you know how it goes. Either way, I am so happy that Lisa suggested them and that my mom is so awesome.