"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, Who is in you, Whom you have received from God? ... So use every part of your body to give glory back to God..." 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Monday, August 13, 2012

Monday Runday

I was dragging butt this morning. I wanted to run 15 miles today but I knew that was ridiculous! Especially after yesterdays 10k and 4 miler.
I bargained with sanity and decided I would do a easy 13 miler instead. My knee was a little sore so I knew I had to play this run smart. Smart usually means taking "Anita" out of the picture. I have to bury her and find her counter part, the more sensible one.

It was a good day for a run. The temps were cooler and the sun hid behind the clouds throughout most of my run. To guarentee my plan of  "Nice and Easy"..(we are not talking hair color) I made two other descisions before I hit the pavement:
1. I was not going to look at my pace, I was going to run by feel and feel good doing it.
2. I was going to incorporate walk breaks in every 2 miles.

Sounded like a plan I could stick to. And I did.

It is always a good day when you get a good run in..It is a better day when you achieve your goal on a MONDAY and it is the best day when you can top that run off with a new pair of running shoes!

  • When running the impact you put on your legs can be up to 8 times your body weight! 
  • Most quality running shoes last between 350 and 500 miles.
  • Minimalist shoes last roughly HALF the time your every day training shoes lasts.
  • Each of your shoes land on the ground about 800 times per mile.
  • When getting fit for running shoes it is best to go in the afternoon when your feet are a little more swollen.
I went to Hansons running shop in Lake Orion. I tried on 2 pairs: BROOKS Ghost3 and BROOKS Gycerin.
I put my foot in the Ghosts first. This was the shoe I wore running Boston 2011. I loved that shoe. But they are very light weight. The New Ghosts though have more cushion than they have in the past and were a little touch of heaven.
I was skeptical on the Glycerin. The sales guy said "This is a great shoe, one of the best but it is so expensive." 140$ WOW!! I thought.  But then when I put my foot in that shoe it felt like a whole lotta heaven! I was in love and thankful I had a coupon!!


"We run, not because we thing it is doing us good, but because we enjoy it and cannot help ourselves." Roger Bannister



  1. great read for the day, thanks. i have yet to try a pair of these on. i just got a new pair last month so i will have to wait till next season to get a new pair. i would like to try these when the time comes. thanks again for this blog. i hope to learn a lot!
    Courntey =)

    1. Hi Courtney,
      It is nice to see you on here. We have to get together for a run. We are so close to one another. I am bummed I do not get to do your bible study.
      I really enjoyed meeting you and chatting with you at the beach.

  2. Look on Amazon. I found my Mizunos for $55 a pair :D

    1. Michelle, I have to remember to check out Amazon. I thought my coupon would help more than it did! And it might have had I not picked out such a expensive pair. This is the first time I have paid that much for my shoes in years. They better be amazing! lol
      Thanks for the reminder.