Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sweet Surprise!

Look at my new SHOES!
I got these beauties from a close friend named Kelli.
A few weeks ago I got a call from my friend telling me she had a surprise for me. I didn't know what it could possible be and then she told me that she had a gift certificate waiting for me at Runner's Edge in Libertyville. She told me to go get fitted for new running shoes.
I just couldn't believe the kindness and thoughtfulness that she had shown me. For months I have been talking about getting new running shoes. The ones I had were Nike Shocks which are not good for long distances and they were over two years old. If you are a regular runner you are only supposed to run in your shoes for 6 months. Yes, I ran a half marathon in these Shocks and I was still running in them!
I had such a fun experience at Runner's Edge. They told me to walk on a treadmill and then they studied my walk. The salesman told me I have a slight over pro-nation. Then he checked my shoes size, which is important after having two children! Do you know your feet can grow with pregnancy? Okay maybe not grow, but with the weight change you experience your feet could flatten out. I used to be a 7 1/2 and now I'm a normal size 8. I remember I had such a beautiful arch in my foot, but it seemed to flatten after each pregnancy!
So thank you to my sweet friend for such a special gift that I will always remember! I so cherish our friendship!


  1. Nice shoes! What a great gift. Good runners aren't cheap these days...I always feel so guilty spending so much $$ for runners! However, they are worth it!

  2. I have the same shoes! you'll love them. Kel is a sweet generous friend.