I've been sucked into the vortex. Some of you know that my brother works for Nike so I try to be Nike loyal. Yes - I get a discount but I also do try and support the brand that gives my brother his paycheck.
Since I've been running I've been using the Lunarglide 2s. Since I was/am a new runner - I had / have no real way to gauge a good vs bad running shoe. I've been perfectly happy in my LG2s but maybe I could be better, faster, less achy with something else.
Turns out I am an underpronator, supinator....whatever you want to call it. LG2s are not the best shoe for my running type. So - after consulting my little bro and doing some research I ordered the Vomero 6s.
I had such high hopes. I was away for a few days this week so I was very excited when I got home yesterday morning and discovered the Vomeros had a arrived. Tired as I was (I left my hotel for the airport at 3:30 EST) - I put on my running gear and hit the road.
I WANTED to get my 7 in. I didn't want to have to run today because I'm always more tired 2 days post travel. (see the tired theme here? - I thought running was supposed to give you energy?!) Anyways - I knew half a mile into it the shoes weren't for me. The cushioning was all off, my toes were numb, I was generally unhappy. I ended up running just over 3 and calling it a day.
My legs (and feet) actually hurt me the rest of the day. So NOT happy with Nike. Research doesn't point towards them for premier running shoes - and I'm sorry to say - I'm going to have to jump ship and find someone else. Looks like Nike and I are parting ways...let's hope they keep making cool soccer shoes so I can continue to give them a good percentage of my paycheck for my son's sport.
By they way - can I return shoes that I ran 3 miles in? I'm gonna try because truth be told - these shoes aren't even comfortable enough (for me) to walk in.
Now - let's talk Pandora. I use Pandora when I run alone because I want to have my phone with me for safety purposes. (I am switching to an IPhone in March but for now I have a Blackberry)
I hate relying on it for my music. Yesterday - even though there wasn't a cloud in the sky - I only had music for about half my run. That had me focusing even more on my aching feet and offered me one more excuse to call it a day. I generally don't need motivation to run - but I do need a push on my long run days. I REALLY need a running partner.