Monday, May 17, 2010

New Shoes and New Inspiration (I hope!)

A year ago in June, I purchased running shoes from NikeTown in Chicago.  That was the place to go for a shoe fitting let me tell you!   I needed a stability shoe because I have weak ankles and tend to pronate.  I was so excited to see all the colors and styles, and then my excitement faded as I saw the stability shoe I needed (the Equalon 3) only came in one color scheme - white with hospital blue trim - it was very sterile and orthopedic looking.  But I knew I was buying the shoes for fit, comfort and support so the colors weren't a big deal but it was a bit disappointing.

Fast forward one year and I am in need of new running shoes. I've earned them! I would have needed new shoes sooner, but I had to take a few months off of running due to my hip injury. I had good luck with the Equalon 3 so I went out to and did a search. Imagine my surprise when I saw that the Equalon 4 was out, and offered in several different colors!! Woo-hoo! I ordered the purple scheme - here they are:

They will take about a week to get to me, but I am hoping once they arrive I will have renewed motivation to run.  I'm still using Nike+ to track my runs and totally recommend the program to all runners, whether you are a beginner or a pro.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Struggling to Maintain

I've been a bad blogger lately - I haven't had too much new to report and have really been struggling over the last few weeks - my weight has gone up to 126/127 at one point and it took a lot of effort to get it back down.

The good news is that I am running again and my hip injury seems to have healed (thankfully!). But running is not coming as easily to me as it was before. I just have to stick to it and hopefully it will get easier.

I'm reading the last of my Christmas books at the moment, The China Study...

...and let me tell you I am scared to eat just about anything now - haha.  I read all nutrition books with a critical eye so there are a few issues I have with this book, but the general premis that a diet largely comprised of natural plant foods protects against cancer and other diseases is hard to dispute.  So have an extra serving of green veggies today!!