Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Run, Forrest! RUN!

Well, I have been running now for about 7 months. When I started running, my shoes were bad - so you can only imagine how they are now. I recently have been getting knee and hip pains with each run - not good!

Last Wednesday Dillon took me into Ontario and bought me new shoes and a watch for a surprise. It was great! He said he considered the shoes an investment for avoiding a knee replacement down the road. They are Saucony Jazz X shoes in lavender and silver (shiny!). They are super cute, and soooo comfortable. They have no stability (which I need in my running shoe) and maximum cushion (which I also need in my running shoe). They also hava a "patented grid technology" for cushion, and, unlike Air Nikes, it won't pop. (I had my old Nikes for about a week before I popped one of the air sack-thingies - it sucked) They are the perfect width, so I don't have to buy a shoe that is 1/2 a size too big just to get it wide enough. And they are super light weight. Saucony only makes running shoes; that makes them pros. They are also less commercially popular so they are cheaper than say, a comparable Nike.


My watch is a Timex Ironman Triathlon Sleek watch. With it I can tell time (I know! That's awesome, but it gets EVEN better), time runs and split that time into laps, set 3 alarms at one time, count down the time and count down the time with intervals. I like it a lot, and it's pink! (another huge plus).

And after all of this, Dillon still wasn't done. He decided to make me a "Running Journal" for our blog that I can post to. It's super fun. He also made it so that my last running stats will be displayed on the home page (see the image below). This adds a little pressure to my runs...but I still dig it. Be sure to keep track of my progress and cheer me on!

5 comments:

Sasha said...

Run Cerra RUN! You are awsome! Still inspired by you, but still lacking in making any moves in your same direction myself, as I had hoped. Hmm? What's the trick? Icy roads and 25 degrees outside don't help, but its still no excuse! Good for you though!!!

Cerra Hawkins said...

Well, I can tell you this. If I lived in Alaska, I would NEVER go outside, even in the "summer" - I am not kidding! So I think you are ok to start when you get back to civilization. ºÜº (I can't wait until you do, by the way)

paulmighty said...

I JUST FELT LIKE RUN-NING!

Good for you! I used to run all the time, but it's gets so boring, but I've been playing football with somefriends about once a week, so that's fun, and lots of good exercise. I pulled a groin muscle and jammed my pinky finger this week, too! ADDED BONI! (that's plural for "bonus" for you non-sequiturs, also a Latin word...Wooo Latin!).

Nice shoes though. I've always liked Nikes, but unless you get the $150 kind, your air soles are almost guaranteed to go out in like a month. I bought the super high-end kind about 4 years ago and they still work, but the cheaper kind that I bought about 6 months ago, one has already blown! LAME!

Cool stuff though, I like your little running log too, heh.

Also, this one's for you Cerra!

(_o_)

Love ya!

sasha said...

You are sweet. . . but, yes, you would go outside. Its too beautiful to miss. I'm looking forward to civilization again, but since making a firm decision that I'm coming back, I'm also sad and nervous. I'm looking forward to soaking up the last months I have left. I wish I had a treadmill!

Mom said...

HOOOORAAAYYYYY for Cerra! She runs and she looks good while she is doing it, too!

Keep up the good work.

Love, Mom