Monday, June 13, 2016

Tell Me About Your Shoes

I'm not quite sure how to even start this post.

My writing topics are usually pretty light on this blog as I write about the joys of motherhood, running all over the place and my faith in God but the Lord has been on my heart to mention the Orlando shooting.

Many people lost their lives in Orlando over the weekend and my heart breaks for the victims and their loved ones. Some of the news articles I have read have portrayed a very disturbing view of Christianity - like the idea that we would celebrate another person's suffering. That perspective is so far from Jesus' teaching that it makes my stomach turn.

Though I do not agree with the lifestyle choices of that nightclub, I have nothing but love for them and pray for them as EVERY LIFE is precious in the eyes of our Mighty God. May we lift up prayers of healing and peace for the victims of this tragedy.  #prayfororlando
Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. ROMANS 12:15
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. PSALM 34:18
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For lack of a better transition in this post (really there is no good way to change the topic), I have some light, running-related talk and some questions for YOU. More specifically, your shoes.

My new Scott running shoes came in the mail last week - yeah shoes! I'm an Amazon.com shoe deal-hunter and am pretty pumped when I find quality shoes for a good price (like under $50!).

Running shoe hoarder! Here's my shoes from 2014, 2015 and 2016! Just... can't... throw away...

Once a year, I buy a new pair of running shoes and then I rotate my two newest pairs of shoes for training. Scott running shoes are my favorite and I probably put way too many miles on my shoes before replacing them, but it's worked for me so far.

My favorite color? I don't have a favorite color! This year I guess pink and neon green will be my thing.

Check out the How Often Do You Need to Replace Your Running Shoes? article from Runners Connect if you're looking for more info! They have a ton of helpful resources.

Now it's your turn!
  1. What is your favorite brand of shoe? 
  2. How often do you replace your running shoes?
  3. How many pairs of running shoes do you currently own?
  4. Do you run in the same pair or rotate pairs?
  5. And just for fun... what's your favorite COLOR running shoe?
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Monday, June 6

Easy-Effort: (Treadmill) 4 mi, 00:34 @ 08:33 avg pace.

I'm starting to feel like myself again!

Tuesday, June 7

Walk: 1.6 miles with W in the stroller and E biking to and from the park.

Wednesday, June 8

Easy-Effort: 4.01 mi. 00:36 @ 08:57 avg pace.
Walk: 1.72 miles with W in the stroller and E biking to the park and back again.

Quiet morning run with the dog followed by some park time with the kids. I did the monkey bars at the park and I'm pretty sure that counts as an upper body workout! I snuck in planks while we were playing in the backyard too: 6 x 1:00 plank series.

Thursday, June 9

Walk: 1.35 miles with W in the stroller and E biking. 1:00 x 6 plank series.

Friday, June 10

Walk: 2.33 miles with a friend and our strollers.
Easy-Effort with double stroller: 3.35 mi, 00:30 @ 08:57 pace.

This morning was already feeling hot, hot hot! Ole ole, ole ole. {insert song here} 90 degrees is in the forecast for today.


Saturday, June 11

Easy-Effort with double stroller: 7.2 mi, 01:05:0 @ 09:04 avg pace.

After rummage-saling the morning away, the kids couldn't wind down for nap time. I put them in the stroller and went for a nice run so W could nap and E could "rest".

Sunday, June 12

Rest.

Total Mileage: 18.56 miles (running), 7 miles (walking)



Linking up with Holly and Tricia's Weekly Wrap Up and Faith's Mommy Moments.

5 comments:

  1. I rotate 2-3 pairs of running shoes. After about 400 miles of running, I wear them for non-running stuff. I found the last ones at Amazon - got a deal on Mizuno Kazan shoes. And, yes, such a sad event...

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  2. I currently have 6 pair of running shoes, all Altras. I rotate mine... I have a pair for rain, a pair for speedwork, a couple pair for long runs and a couple pair for short runs. I replace about every 4-500 miles, depending on wear. My favorite shoe color is pink!

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  3. My favorite are Mizuno Inspires. I buy 2 pairs a year, and usually run in the newest and the next to newest ones. Any bright color attracts my attention. I just recently gave away my first few pairs. It was so hard because they were like memories for me. I took a picture first though. Thanks for linking with us Amy!

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  4. I love bring colors, but really I don't have a favorite brand, just as long as they are comfortable!

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  5. Yes I was also so saddened by the Orlando shootings especially since it's only 1 and 1/2 away from where I live. Such sad days we live in but so thankful that we have a hope to look forward to. On a lighter note... I have been buying my running shoes from a local running store as every time I have bought them online or at sports authority they have never fit right. Last year I had mizunos which I really liked and this year I bought Newtons, great also. I also buy one new pair a year and rotate. I like pink or black but usually just wear what works best;)

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