Well today I finally had time to go to get myself a present for hitting my 90 pounds lost mark. I took peanut and mr. bee because he admits finally he will attempt to start running. Yay this makes me oh so happy since I want us to have something we can do together. He is one of those lucky people who can eat whatever they want and not gain a pound. But I think running will be good for him since he was a soccer player until he graduated college. It will give him an outlet for his energy. But anyways yes its about me hahahaha
So yes the store we headed to was City Sports. I will admit I was unimpressed and disappointed! First of all customer service was horrible, it was completely empty in there and not one of the 5 people working asked us if we needed help. I mean hello we were standing at the wall of sneakers and you do not think we need to try one on? I dunno it just made me mad. Long story short he tried on 2 pairs he didn't like either and no one even made any offer or suggestions so we bought no sneakers from them. I saw they had Vibrams too! I was itching to just try them on and talk to someone about them but again no help so I was a lil sad. So I grabbed a foam roller and then we headed out.
I chose a simple cheap one since it is my first experience with them and I am unsure how I will like it or use it. But every runner I speak to seems to say it is something that is a must!
The dogs seemed intrigued by it haha
So we went into the New Balance store. Right away I knew it was going to be good. They have a freaking treadmill right there in the store so you can actually run in the shoes before you buy them! This is so awesome!!!! So we were greeted right away and the gentleman working was so helpful he worked with mr. bee and got him into shoes perfect for his feet. He ran on the treadmill and was impressed as well. Of course I was in love with a new pair of shoes for myself... I know I know but I have not gotten new shoes since my 75lbs reward to myself and I felt it was time. You cannot mess around when it comes to good running shoes right?
SO I ended up with these:
The 1064's since they have more cushion and I have been doing more treadmill running thanks to old man winter. I tried them out for 1 mile tonight on the treadmill and they seemed to be nice and light. I will do more with them this week and let you know how it goes.
Well there you have it another successful shopping trip haha. I know this was more of a splurge than a simple reward but I just figured it would be better to have good shoes for my 13.1 in 26 days eek! ;)
How do you reward yourself?