You know you’re a runner when getting a new pair of running shoes is one of the best days of the year.
I stopped by Running Wild in West Burlington yesterday to pick up a new pair of Saucony’s. I wear the Hurricanes and absolutely love them. This is my fourth pair and my love for them keeps getting stronger 😉
If you’re unsure about which shoes you need, read my article about socks and shoes HERE!
The incredibly nice and knowledgeable sales associate has helped me every time I’ve been there so I talked with him a bit about my current light leg issue and got his thoughts. He is an experienced runner and I value his opinion. His “diagnosis” was the same as mine- strained muscle. I was so relieved when he had the same diagnosis in mind that I did. I asked him his thoughts on stress fractures, what they really feel like, and if he thinks I could have one. His first response: Absolutely not. Thank goodness. He said if I had a stress fracture there is no way I’d be able to even run two miles without stopping due to pain.
I was extremely relieved. I’ve continued to ice my leg and today I am taking the day off completely from using my leg. I just did a core workout and upper body strength training.
I am going to go for an easy run tomorrow, not sure of the distance- I’ll just see how I feel. I am literally counting down the hours until I can run again.
This place makes me very happy.
Look at all the running clothes 🙂
Here are my new loves. My last Hurricanes are the exact same color. I just love pink and wasn’t ready to move on to a new color.
I have an elementary track meet tonight which will only make me want to run more. However, I’m excited for my little 4th and 5th graders 🙂 Maybe one of them (or all!) will be inspired to join track and cross country in middle school!
Have a great night!