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Jog on

My little 5ft4 body has been through the pain barrier with all my exercising this week, I’m literally doing something everyday. One thing that I have been doing is running more, as I have my next half marathon in Cambridge in 9 weeks time.  

I have come to realise that investing in quality training gear is worth while, not only will it last but I am a firm believer that it makes you feel good about yourself – thus making you train better.  

I have got some super new training clothes but my poor trainers have really been worn far too much.  I’m naughty and have worn my running training for my aerobics classes, which is a big no-no and I should have two sets of trainers for the activities.  Anyways I had decided I needed some new trainers and being the blessed girlfriend I am, my boyfriend had promised me some new running shoes as my Christmas present.  We went to a specialist running shop in our town called The Running Fox, where you can test shoes on their treadmill (whilst they film you) to see how you run.   It was an amazing way to spend my lunch break the other day and certainly interesting to see which shoes felt and worked the best for me.

Adidas Adistar Salvation 3W Womens Running Trainers

I was best suited to a pair of Sacony trainers or these (above) Adidas trainers.  I was obviously drawn to the adidas trainers because I love the colour, I don’t usually like black trainers – not sure why but these were an exception of that.  On the plus side if I had been running in the mud it would be less noticable! 

As you can see they go perfectly with my bright green Nike running socks and my Nike running trousers. I decided to test these bad boys out with my specially created insoles.  I’m a bit funny with trainers as I love the lightweight ones you can get, but after my two knee operations I always prefer something with a bit of support.  If I didn’t have that support I’d be worrying everytime I’d go for a run. All went very well with my run and these trainers are worth every penny of their £110.  You can buy these online here

Ready to run!

 I’m wearing – Black long sleeved top from Nike, Pink aerobics top from Nike, Running trousers from Nike, Specialist running socks from Nike and running trainers Adidas.




  1. January 15, 2012 / 3:56 pm

    wow! I don't think I'd ever be able to finish a marathon. more power to you girl.


  2. January 15, 2012 / 4:53 pm

    Thanks hun! Luckily its only a half marathon. Its good to keep giving yourself challenges, it gives you something to aim for. xx

  3. January 15, 2012 / 7:48 pm

    I love those shoes! Lately I have been thinking about setting myself a challenge to run a half marathon at some point this year but I definitely need to invest in good running shoes before I get started. How often do you run in a week?

  4. January 15, 2012 / 8:10 pm

    Hey Kati! I try to run about 2-3 times a week. I do aerobics classes and run to give myself variety. I would get bored if I only ran!! Why not set a half marathon later on in the year and start with a 5k or 10k?x

  5. January 16, 2012 / 5:22 pm

    I know how you feel, I don't find running that exciting that I could give up on my other classes! I think I will definitely try to do a 5k or 10k run at some point, it'd be a good start for a newbie runner like me lol!

  6. January 17, 2012 / 4:37 pm

    Honestly try it. If I can do it after two knee operations you can. I'll let u know which 5ks/10ks i'm going to be doing 🙂

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