Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Foam Roller = AMAZING

So I did 2 miles on the treadmill yesterday in the new New Balances.  They slid off the back of my ankles and my knee started to hurt shortly after I started.  I decided they probably weren't the right shoes....sooo we went back to the running store today (a different one..) and I liked this one a lot better!!

I ended up with a pair of Aasics!  This girl actually let me run around the block outside to try these out! 

I laced up my new shoes and ran 4.6 miles with the hubs and puppy.  The new shoes felt good at first, but my feet started to hurt a little and my toes got numb about half way through.  Is this just because I ran that far in BRAND SPAKIN NEW shoes?  Any advice on this anyone?  I feel like maybe I should break them in a mile or two at a time, not 4 at a time, but I'm not sure. 

Also freakish fact about me: My right foot is half a size bigger than my left!

The girl at the running store told me that if I worked on my abs and core that my hip flexor might start to hurt less....so after the run we went to the dog park (Puppy-Love needed some play time) then the gym!  And guess what? THE GYM GOT A FOAM ROLLER!!!!!!!!!!!  It was laying in the middle of the floor calling my name!  So I foam rolled....and grinned like an idiot the entire time!  Thanks Janae for the foam roller video!!!

I did abs....abs....and more abs.  I'm not going to be able to get out of bed tomorrow!  No pain no gain right?

My new Kicks!!
Does anyone have any input on breaking in shoes?

Do you keep a running journal?  I bought a purple notebook yesterday to start writing down my runs!

Also how do I tag someone in my posts so you can click on their name and link back to their page?

1 comment:

jackie said...

i got a foam roller and i LOVE it! can't see the pic of your new kicks...but, as far as i know, you should feel comfortable in them. i do have a journal...it helps me be accountable.