After attending a few SA meetings-(Sneakerholic Anonymous) I finally worked up the nerve to share my story with the group. It seemed to be a judgement free zone like Planet Fitness. As I stepped out from the crowd I tried to figure out what I was going to say before I reached the podium.
Once I got to the front the first words that fell from my mouth were: Hi my name is Derek and I'm a "Sneakerholic". Hi Derek what would you like to share with the group?
"Kicks Matter, But You Don't Have To Own A 1,000 pairs or do you?"
When I started running I reached under my bed for a pair of Reebok Zig Zag because that was the closest thing to a running shoe in my line up.
My next stop would be to my local running specialty store for a pair of Nike Vormero's My feet were grateful, but they just looked bland not spicy. The search for a hot shoe started my addiction.
Looking in the rear view mirror I would have done a few things differently. If your new to running I'd suggest visiting a running specialty store to get properly fitted. Once you figure out your foot type take a trip to a DSW, Marshall's, or the Outlets for a discount.
That's an awesome share Derek. Are you still running? Yes I am. I did 8miles today with 6miles at MP. And it was HOT Chocolate Mess. I came prepared with hydration in tow. The heat won today I wasn't able to consistently hit my target.
I typically run with my shirt on but, today I was sweating just getting out the car before my warmup. Shout out to all my female runners I feel your pain; if I was a female I would have been a bra top today.
Where did Asphalt take you this weekend?