You Can’t Buy Pretty Shoes

Happy Friday!  I know the post is a little late today, but Kevin and I were out last night, meaning no time to prep it up and edit/upload my pictures.  More deets on last night will come tomorrow.  For now, I want to review a few new-to-me things.

First up – I finally own a running skirt, and I am soooooo happy with my purchase.  It’s the Abby Run Skort by Asics.  I had a successful three-mile Thursday in it, and I’m pleased.  The shorts rode up about half an inch or an inch, but then it stayed put.  Works for me!

skort

I need to start taking pic BEFORE running.

I’ve only run in my new shoes once so far, but I really liked them.  Gotta’ love that cushy new feel of new kicks. I can’t say that I love the color, but that’s no biggie.  Dad taught me years ago that you can’t by running shoes for looks.

shoes

Dad looked out for me when I first started running.  He bought me good shoes (not the cute ones I wanted).  Then once those got old, he did a ton of research and analyzed where they had worn the most so that he could make a recommendation for my next pair.  (Sadly, those weren’t cute either.)  I later had to do PT for runner’s knee, and the therapist recommended the exact shoe my dad had picked out for me.  Thanks pops!

oats

Lastly – I’m enjoying my protein oats now before I get to work.  They’re raspberry vanilla.  Whenever I eat raspberries I also think of my dad for no other reason than he likes them.

Now you’re practically best friends with the guy, right?

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13 Responses to You Can’t Buy Pretty Shoes

  1. Yeah… I was a little sad the first time I was fitted for shoes and they gave me some seriously ugly ones. Felt like I was walking on air, but I wanted something fun… like pink. lol. Oh well – they helped me kick butt for a few races… worth it. :)

    Happy weekend!

  2. But… but… I kind of like the green(yellow?)! It’s fun and happy! In any case, I think shoes nowadays are looking a lot better than they did way back when. I remember buying shoes in my early teens and everything was like… white, black, or silver. I’m glad someone finally decided to add a little bit more fun into workout gear.

  3. Cute. I would like to invest in a running skirt one day..

  4. Love the skirt, and love that it’s named the Abby!
    I also like to choose shoes based on appearance, which doesn’t often work out too well!

  5. Nichole says:

    The last time I needed new shoes the model I wanted was the ugly color every. I luck out every other year:)

    I can’t find a running skirt that looks good on me, but I definitely love the Asics one.

    Weekend – I wish I could say resting but football, friends, etc. Living it up!

  6. Awwww… this make me miss my dad. Have a great weekend!

  7. I always, always have the issue of cute shoes vs. functional. I have learned the hard way that the functional shoes should win out! I’m running a 5K this weekend with some friends – super excited! Enjoy yours!

  8. I totally need to get fitted for new shoes now that I’m running so much. I used to not need to buy a new pair but once a year, since most of my exercise was elliptical-based and not too stressful on the shoes, but I can TOTALLY feel that I’ve already worn my shoes down…

  9. You look adorable! I’ve never owned a running skirt. Not sure if I’d like it!

  10. I don’t do the running skirt thing ;)

  11. Glad you like your running skirt! I love mine. They’re so comfortable. And, yes, I had to learn the importance of function over fashion, too. But it’s sooooo worth it. :)

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