Sunday, July 22, 2012

Coyotes & Mizunos

I was super excited when I was selected to participate in the Mizuno Mezamashii Project...who doesn't love a cool pair of sneaks *gratis*?  I selected a pair different from what I typically run in, The Wave Rider 15, and went for a support shoe Mizuno Wave Nirvana 8.

I waited 5 days for these puppies to arrive and they were totally worth the wait!

Not only are these shoes ultra padded, they pair perfectly with all of my Black Girls Run! Gear!

Saturday morning came and I decided to take them for a spin! I am always nervous about doing long distances in new shoes, so I decided to go for a 4-5 miler trying out a different route than I usually go. As I headed out my street down the very STEep hill that heads to the main road, I was busy fussing over the shoes, were they tied tight enough, are they too tight,  are they rubbing against my ankles, is it too much arch support??? I wasn't really feeling them the first 5 mins and was about to cut my run VERY short. 

My focus on the shoes came to a sudden holt as I spied 2 coyotes lurking around the exit gates... I stopped dead in my tracks. I looked around to see if there were any cars coming down that would scare them away, but after 45 seconds of waiting, I decided I should just turn around and head back UP that very steeP hill!  

All of a sudden these shoes were the best thing that ever happened to me!!! Properly laced, comfortable around my ankles and plenty of support to propel me up the hill to safety!

I hated running back past my street, but I was ready to put some miles on these shoes. After a successful 4.8 miles I was completely satisfied with the shoes! I still prefer my 15's over these. I think that I would only use these for short runs, because the arch support is a bit aggressive for my liking, but these were definitely winners!

Thanks Mizuno!

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