Pumping iron this morning at 6. I had to modify a few things (lunges and squats) because I am still a little sore but overall it was a great workout and I hit the elliptical for 30 minutes after.
It is really sweet that Brooke picks flowers for me everyday but I don’t know how much my mom loves her new tradition.
When I tell her I am going to take a picture she closes her eyes and says CHEEEEEEEESEEEEEEE.
Post-lunch—> Brookers and I headed up north to go be with a friend that I met back in the 4th grade. I love that we have stayed so close for over 19 years now.
My friend is 36 weeks pregnant and craving Orange Peel all of the time. It was my first time trying their smoothies and I am in love. I had a coconut/pineapple delicious one and you can order them sugar free (they can use honey, stevia, or splenda to sweeten them).
Afterwards Brooke found a wall of headbands and was in heaven. This girl loves her headbands.
And her fishes. We will be getting fish for our new apartment (they don’t allow dogs but I am going to try and convince them that we should be the exception).
Running shoes and mileage. When is it time to get a new pair of running shoes?
THIS ARTICLE says:
‘Ryan Hall, one of the world’s best distance runners, used to pride himself on wearing his running shoes into nubs. No more. Now he assiduously replaces his shoes after running about 200 miles in them. He goes through two pairs a month. “I know that my shoes could probably handle a couple of hundred more miles before they are worn out, but my health is so important to me that I like to always make sure my equipment is fresh,” he said.
TWO PAIRS A MONTH!?!? WOW! It makes sense for him though!
Sometimes I wonder if shoe companies came up with the magic number of 300-500 miles per pair of running shoes so that we go out and buy a new pair more frequently than needed BUT at the same time my knees and shins start to feel a little iffy once I hit 400-450 miles on a pair of shoes. That is usually when I switch them out for a new pair and when I do my knees and shins feel much better. I think the amount of mileage per shoe really depends on the person, the type of shoe they are wearing, what type of surfaces they run on and their foot strike when they run.
I try to only wear my running shoes to run in. I never wear my running shoes to pump and I only wear my older running shoes that already have too many miles on them to do things like the elliptical or run errands.
What about you—> How many miles do you usually put on a pair of shoes? Do you keep track of the shoe mileage or replace them once your body starts to feel like it is time for a new pair? Do you wear a different pair of shoes to cross-train in?
What shoes have you been running in lately?
What are your Thursday night plans?
Who goes to pump classes? How often?