You might remember when I was in the running for a grant from Team Refuel and I was begging for votes, and thanks to all of you I won. :) But we already knew that, the new news is that I got a package in the mail Saturday with all of my Team Refuel winnings inside. I got a really great hat with reflective markings on it. A tech shirt that will be great for running in when it warms up. A bag that is like a lot of other bags I have except this one has a zippered pocket on the front. There was also a reusable ice pack and of course the $250 check. :) I started shoe shopping immediately online.
The cool bag
The back of the shirt
I knew that one of the shoes I would order would be Asics Kayanos. I have been running in that shoe for at least 10 years. I love it. It works for me. The 18's are out. Road Runner Sports was having a great sale and I got them for a super deal. I ran in the 16s and the 17s this last year. Still am. Thinking I will probably also get a pair of the 16s or 17s again for next year too. I hope I like the 18s as much as I have all the others.
|These are the ones I got...PRETTY!|
I keep thinking of trying some other shoes, but I know these work for me and I hate to mess with it. I haven't had any serious injuries. I had a little plantar fasciitis last year, but really that is all. :) Some other minor things but I think those weren't related to the shoes I was wearing.
Anyone else see anything about this picture that looks funny? I noticed it right off and wasn't going to post it, but gave in.
Don't forget about the FitDeck Giveaway
ending tomorrow and the BTB Sunglasses Giveaway.
Do you stick with a shoe for years and years like I do or do you switch around a lot?
You have a laser sticking out of your head!! :DReplyDelete
Those are the same shoes I wore for many years. Then I wore a different shoe and injured myself. I say stick with them if they're working!
yay!! Congrats!! :) I didn't win a grant, but am planning on reapplying for december! :)ReplyDelete
Ok I don't see anything...I think you look great in all of your Team Refuel gear! What am I missing?! Is it the laser thing?!ReplyDelete
Wow! How cool! By the way, you have been hosting some pretty awesome giveaways lately!ReplyDelete
I am torn because I'm about to buy a new pair, and I don't know what brand I should choose.
You so deserve it! Awesome loot!. I say stick with the kayanos if they have served you well. Pretty blue!ReplyDelete
I'm actually trying to decide right now between going to a running store and getting an analysis done (and all that fun stuff) to get the "right" shoe or just going to the store and buying another pair of what I'm already running in. All I know is I need to decide soon. Hrm.ReplyDelete
That is exciting!... and you pretty much look like a bad ass in the Team Refuel gear:)ReplyDelete
You look great in your new gear! Congrats again! I stuck with the same Asics for a while ( went through two pairs) and then decided to switch to New Balance. Big mistake...I've been having the worst foot pain and I think I need to go back to my originals!ReplyDelete
Woo hoo!!!!! How exciting to get all those goodies!! I am a tried and true Sacouny Ride girl...been that way for 8 years!!ReplyDelete
If I find a shoe that works for me, I stick with it.ReplyDelete
Congrats on the win!
You look like a unicorn in the last pic, I love it :)ReplyDelete
You had a good week for mail! That's seriously so awesome that you won!ReplyDelete
you look awesome! I love new shoes, but I think I stick with certain styles more than others :)ReplyDelete
I'm always nervous to try a different shoe if the one I have has been working for me. It's a (relatively) big investment and I don't want to waste it on shoes that I'm unsure of! Congrats on the refuel stuff - you look great in it!ReplyDelete
is it your unicorn horn??? lol I love it! and congrats again Christie. PS: those shoes look sweet I love the colour :)ReplyDelete
I have tried to branch out from my asics nimbus shoes (aka cloud shoes), but I have just found that they work for best for me. Don't love the way they look on me, they are ugly as heck, but they are the most comfortable. A couple months ago, I did branch out to try some Mizuno's, but did not love them. So I switched back!ReplyDelete
Your shoes are very cute, those colors are perfect for you.
Please tell us what is 'off' in the photo? I read in everyone else's comments about the laser. Is this it?
So it looks like you have a light saber sticking out of your head!ReplyDelete
I used to be pretty dedicated to one model of shoes, but I've done quite a bit of experimenting lately. I'm happy w/ what I have right now, though.
As soon as I found the right shoes for me I decided to stick with them (Nike Vomero). I tried to change to the Asics Kayanos once but they gave me shin splints when I ran in them. Congratulations on your Team Refuel win and all of the nice things that came with it. $250.00 is sweet!ReplyDelete
Congrats! I love that shirt and, yes, the shoes are very pretty :)ReplyDelete
I ran with Adidas Brevards for 6 years and then felt like crying when they were discontinued :( Then I went to Brooks GTS and they discontinued the ones I wore so now I am on Asics GT 2160. I hope to stay with these for a while.ReplyDelete
so exciting you got your goodies. I've been wearing the asics 2000s series since they were the 1000s series. they just work for me!ReplyDelete
i'm hooked on mizuno wave inspire or riders and i honestly don't think i'll ever change.ReplyDelete
Congrats! You got some great stuff!ReplyDelete
Yay so fun that you got your stuff from Team Refuel. Congrats again on winning and I love those shoes. :)ReplyDelete
Great package! Nice for you to have won that Team Refuel Grant. Happy for you!ReplyDelete
Love the light emanating from your hat!
I wish I could find the same shoes all the time. I seem to fall in love with lines that get deleted!
Last time I shoe shopped I bought 2 pair and thankfully I love them.
How exciting! Yay! I'm pretty loyal to my shoes, I switched this past summer after wearing the same shoes for years!ReplyDelete
I love Asics but it seems that if I wear them for too long I end up with ITB problems. Just bought a new pair of shoes this past week and chose Mizuno's. I've run in them for a year or so and like them. Happy that I had an alternative.ReplyDelete
YAY!~ Nice job :) Love the shoes too! :)ReplyDelete
Great loot, you deserve it! I say stick with the shoes that work for you, why mess with what works.ReplyDelete
I love the light saber coming out of your head! ;)
Congrats! How fun! I wear Asics right now, switching between Kayano, 3020 & 2150. One pair stays clean for the treadmill and I switch between two pairs on outside runs.ReplyDelete
You have a giant shiny penis sticking out of your hat! Sign me up for that Team Refuel, now! ;)ReplyDelete
I stick with a brand of shoe (Saucony) and try different styles within that brand. But I have bought the same style a few times in a row. Why change someting that works so well?
Wow!! That is awesome!!ReplyDelete
I ALWAYS stick with the same shoes, just buy them in different colors. I hate when the pair I love gets discontinued...ugh!
is it the light saber coming out of your hat? lolReplyDelete
congrats on your swag! cool stuff and love the shoes!
it looks like Darth Vader is visiting and his light saber is sticking out of your head!!!ReplyDelete
congrats on your grant
I stick to the same shoes...!
love your shoes! very bright! :)ReplyDelete
Congrats on your win! Oh what I could do with $250!ReplyDelete
As a new-ish runner the only thing I can say about Shoes is that I will be getting fitted correctly from now on. Thank goodness for awesome running store staff who weren't afraid to touch my gross sweaty feet :)
love the light beam going thru your head...that's a good look for you ;)ReplyDelete
I only figured it out when I read the comments! I guess I am not that observant! Love all the free gear.ReplyDelete
Congrats on your winnings!!! I love the Kayanos also, I'm on my 3rd pair. The only thing is that my super grande big feet sometimes makes it hard to find my size! And I wouldn't think twice about the light head horn thingy, we're all just jealous! :)ReplyDelete
I often think I want to experiment with new shoes but whenever I do I'm always disappointed and always go back to the old faithfuls.
The new gear looks great and I love your new shoes! Blue is my favorite color!ReplyDelete
Awesome winnings! Congrats again on making the team! :)ReplyDelete