I decided to give tips on my thoughts on running. What I wear, listen to, how I train, and what races are "must do's". Maybe it will help someone out there. Maybe it's just for my eyes, but I enjoy helping and teaching others about quite possibly my favorite pastime.
Let me first say, I have a shoe problem. Counting flip flops and slippers, I have over 70 pairs. I know, insane, but I just can't resist them. Heels, sandals, tennis shoes, etc. I love, love, love shoes. They make or break an outfit, in my opinion. But when it comes to running shoes, I run in 1 pair and 1 pair only. I sometimes buy 2 at time to replace the ones that wear out.
Asics GT 2100 series running shoes. They are the best. They provide stability and comfort. I have special made insoles due to my flat feet which fit in perfectly. I replace shoes every 300-400 miles to keep from being injured and always buy the newest in the series. For example, I used to have 2140's and now have the 2150's. Same shoe, newer number. They are affordable also (around $90).
**Mega tip - If you buy the shoe as the newer number in the series is coming out, you can get the shoe for around $70 online either at Dick's Sporting Goods or Sports Authority.
**Bonus tip - If you frequently run and run in races, look at what the elite athletes run in or even just the people around you. Most of what I see are Asics or Saucony. Nike's are not very good to run in, period.