Saturday, May 23, 2009


As you may have realized, I've taken up running. I am in training for a half marathon in the fall and am really enjoying my runs.


See, my Saturday long runs are horrible for the last 45 min or so. Why you ask? Because my toe nails hurt so much that I want to rip them off with pliers. Seriously, the first 8 miles are great and then I'm in agony. I've even got a blood blister under one of my nails. OOOOUCH!!

So I went to Road Runner Sports and spent a good hour with my sales rep Justin, trying to find shoes to fit my freaky toes.

Turns out I do not have wide feet. I have weird, pixie toes that curl up. So I the tops of my nails are banging into the "roof" of my shoe when my feet naturally swell after a couple of miles.

So if I wanted shoes that really fit my feet, they would have to look like this:

And as much fun as it would be to dress like I Dream of Jeannie, I decided to get a new pair of New Balances.

A new pair of New Balances with the highest toe box they make in stability shoes. They feel like buttah. Aaaahhhh...

Look at that toe box! And they're even pink!! :)

Road Runner has a great return policy (return them up to 60 days later! worn!) so Justin told me to run on the new ones and if my toes still hurt to return them and we'd try out some Nikes.

So that was my afternoon. I'm currently on the couch, drinking a protein shake (vanilla whey powder, 1/3 c. light coconut milk, 1/4 c each of frozen pineapple, mango, and papaya, and about two c. of orange mineral water) and watching a really dumb movie on the Oxygen network.

Hope you're also having a great weekend! Cheers!

1 comment:

Muffy said...

OOOH, running! You can DO IT! Keep us updated!