Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Birthday Girl

I only wanted one thing for my birthday- (well, besides a 3:29 marathon)- these babies!
I've been running in a pair of the New Balance Minimus 10 Road Shoe for a year now and I loooooove them.  Every time I slip them on my feet, I get really excited.  Just like Benny in The Sandlot, they make me run faster and jump higher.  I'm certain.  They help me immensely with my form- the fact that I've had them for A YEAR is evidence of that; normal trainers only last me about 4 months if I'm lucky.

The only problem I have with these is that I can't run the long distances (13.1 and above) without my calves starting to cramp.  It could be user error though because I typically only wear them for about 10 or so miles, and then I run a marathon in them.

If you are looking for some great minimalist shoes, I would check them out!

8 comments:

Amy N. said...

New running shoes are the best! I hope you had a great birthday!

Terra said...

I love new running shoes:) It always makes me sad when they start looking dirty and dingy...

Rachelle Wardle said...

LOVE!! Happy freaking Birthday girl!

Now to read your marathon report...

Coy Martinez said...

I love those shoes birthday girl!! :)

Let me tell you my story. I'm such a lame - o and it's no wonder I don't hurt myself more than I do. So, I bought the Nike Free's, they have no drop compared to what I normally wear. Anyway, sometimes I wear them, sometimes I dig out an old pair from my closet and run in those. So, a few weeks ago I dug the Nike's out to wear in my half marathon. My calves were on fire at the end!! HAHAHAHA! What is wrong with me??

I love those NB's! They look pretty!

2 Slow 4 Boston said...

Happy Belated Birthday. Those are some good looking shoes.

If people can run a marathon in bare feet, I'd bet you could run one in those if you built up to it.

Suz and Allan said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Those look like great shoes.

Ali Mc said...

Oh I missed your birthday :( HAPPY BELATED girl I love you xoxoxox and your new kicks

Christina @ The Athletarian said...

Ahhh I have been meaning to comment on this post FOREVER! I read it last week while at work but my iPad kept freezing on me when I would try commenting on blogs! I hope you had a HAPPY BITHDAY! You are beautiful and so are your spanking new shoes!