Oranges 2 Oranges

Looking Back at 5K and Moving Forward…

My New Running Shoes

on September 9, 2008

My shoes finally came last night around 7pm. What a wait! It had been two weeks since I ordered them, and though the company from which I bought them offers free returns if the size is wrong, I didn’t want to have to go through all that again. They are Brooks Radius 7’s. They fit perfectly! They are very light and soft. I was surprised. I even thought that maybe there was only one shoe in the box!

Though it takes getting used to walking in them, they were like running on clouds on the treadmill when I used them at 8pm. Yes, I did my W2D1 C25K session way after dinner! I was so pumped to have the shoes finally that I put them on an hour beforehand while we watched Kitchen Nightmares online (we love Gordon Ramsay). More about the run on my Week Two page

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6 responses to “My New Running Shoes

  1. There’s nothing quite like getting new running shoes — especially when they turn out to be lighter than expected! 🙂 Good luck!

  2. Biz says:

    I’ve been looking for new running shoes. I am a very SHORT distance runner, but I realized the other day that I’ve been wearing the same shoes for TWO YEARS! Were these expensive?

  3. oranges2oranges says:

    Biz – I got them for $50 online (Shoebuy) with a coupon (search google for coupon codes), making them about half their listed price, but an online friend of mine who’s a runner got some Avia’s at Costco cheap. I don’t know how much she paid, but just that they were cheap. There’s a thread on runningahead.com asking what shoes everyone wears, in case you need to know what brands people like. It’s the “Couch to 5K and One Hour Runners” forum on there.

    Thanks for the visit!

  4. Sarah says:

    Yay! Good!

    I’m proud of your loss too!

  5. Biz says:

    I’m in the NW suburbs too!

    Thanks for the shoe tips.

  6. MizFit says:

    running on clouds 🙂

    I LOVE THAT NEW SHOE FEELING.

    resisting
    clicking
    straight
    to ZAPPOS 🙂

    Miz.

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