Brand new shoes!

I’ve been running for 4 months now and I’ve been needing a pair of dedicated running shoes for a while. Well a few weeks ago, my father-in-law (a runner) saw my plight and gave me a gift certificate to a place called the ABQ Running Shop.

I was very excited and couldn’t wait to go and pick out a pair of my very own running shoes. When I got there, I was gobsmacked by how many different options there were. It was overwhelming. However, the lady that worked there was knowledgeable and helped out with narrowing it down to two types of shoes: The Brooks Ghost 5 and Asics Cumulus 15. I was allowed to run around in both to get a feel for how they cradled my feet.

In the end, the Cumulus won out.

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Aren’t they beautiful?

After running in them a few times, I can honestly say that these are the best investment I’ve made towards my fitness goals yet. They feel so amazing on my feet. When I run in these babies, the pain in my foot and hip disappear and running has become even more enjoyable (I never thought I would say that).

What are the little things in your life that are keeping you motivated to achieve your fitness goals?

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