Monday, November 7, 2011

Monday Morning Motivation

My motivation for this week: Diabetes.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. I know that after having Gestational Diabetes, plus a family history of the disease, I am at a higher risk of ending up with it. A healthy lifestyle is a major factor in preventing Diabetes. Getting my exercise and eating right will not only keep me in shape and feeling good, it will also help avoid Diabetes.

Living a healthy lifestyle will help to prevent a host of diseases and conditions, like Diabetes, Heart Disease, cancers and more.

This is what will help keep me on track this week. What will your motivation be?

Sunday, November 6, 2011

New Shoes!

Hi friends!
I have been a little bit of a slacker this past week in the exercise area. I was at the beach the last week in October, and I did SO GOOD exercising on vacay. However, while I was there I figured out that my shoes were REALLY.WORN.OUT. So, I had to take a break until I could get some new running shoes. I got shin splints and my ankle hurt, so I had to recover from that as well. I feel better now, and my new shoes are awesome, so I'm pretty pumped to get back at it.

I went to Charlotte Running Company over in the Ballantyne area of Charlotte. I had heard great things about them, and I knew that they offered gait analysis to find the best possible shoe for me. It was a little hard to find (for me anyway, lol), but I called and they so graciously advised me of where to find them, and even offered to come out in the parking lot to help...haha! (I'm only a little bad with directions...) Once I finally made it into the store I was good.

I had been using Nike Lunar Glides that I was really happy with, but I had also been told about some more serious running shoes made by Mizuno and Brooks. I did the gait analysis and found that I had a pretty big overpronation on the left side, and a little bit on the right. So I needed some stabilizing shoes. I ended up with a pair of Mizuno Wave Inspire in a size 7 that felt GREATGREATGREAT on my feet. It felt like it completely contoured to my foot and was super lightweight. And they're pretty :-P Which everybody knows is REALLY important.....Lol!

I haven't done a good run in them yet, so I'll have to let you know later how that goes.

What kind of shoes do you run in?

**Just thought I'd clarify that I was not asked or paid for this post**