Friday, May 11, 2012

Fitness Friday: Mizuno Running Shoes review

It's been a great week weight-loss wise. I'm always been someone that loses weight very slowly...usually no more than a pound a week, but this week I got 1.9lbs off this body. So excited about that! I'm only 2lbs away from my pre-Elliott weight and 10lbs away from pre-Jacob weight. Again, this whole "getting healthier" thing isn't just about losing some pounds, but rather getting stronger and in shape, but I DO have weight to lose, so I'll take the pounds going away too. 

As for workouts, it's been really nice outside, so Elliott and I have been logging our miles in the morning and I've been occasionally running at night, after he's in bed. I've been craving some husband time though, so the runs haven't been as consistent. I don't get to see him nearly enough during the week and that's that. 

On another note, I've finally broken in my new shoes and have worn them for several runs and all the miles E and I walk/jog, so I figured I should give my raving review, because I'm totally in love with the shoes. 

First of all, the Mizuno website is awesome. I went through a 10 step process to find the perfect fit shoe and it really did the job. It took about 20 minutes to complete all the steps, but the end result really is the perfect fit for my foot, so I would definitely do it again. I don't know if those things change, but when I'm ready for my next pair you can bet I'm doing the steps again! It's probably much more cost effective this way, rather than going into a store and doing this and then buying $120 shoes. 

I'm wearing the Mizuno Wave Creation 12, which apparently is an older "model," but works well. I needed a ton of support for a wide foot and these seem to do the trick. 

I've been complaining about shin splints for months and within a week of wearing these shoes, they are completely GONE. Guess a new pair of shoes really is worth the money. The mesh top took a bit of getting used to and the high laces also were a bit uncomfortable at first, but I got used to them and never got a single blister anywhere.

Huge fan of Mizunos over here...I'll be singing their praises for awhile. No one paid me for this review. Just my own thoughts!

Biggest Loser weigh-in: -1.9lbs since last week. Yay!


Linda said...

Congrats on the weight loss! I had a loss this week also - have 5 lbs. to go to goal! Yippee! said...

Mizuno shoes are really awesome!
thanks for your post

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