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Running Shoes, Kids, and Men!

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

I finally bought myself new running shoes this weekend, and I lOVE them! The other weekend during the 10K race I ran, on mile 1 my shoes starting rubbing my heel, and luckily I was able to tune it out, but when I took my shoes off my heel was bleeding pretty bad (it turned out something had punctured through my shoe), so I knew it was time to finally get myself a new pair. This time when I went shopping I decided to go to the VA Runner store and actually have someone fit me for a good pair of running shoes. It was so nice to have someone watch my gait as I was running, look at my arches, and actually test the shoes out before I bought them. The funny thing was I ended up buying shoes that were a half size bigger than I’ve always bought them! I was a little reluctant to buy them that size at first because I’ve always bought the same size shoes, but I figured these running guys know their stuff. I tried my shoes out on a 12 mile run on the treadmill on Sunday, and LOVE them!!! No blisters, and oddly enough, even my knees didn’t start to hurt until closer to mile 9.5 (when normally it’s like mile 7 I can feel them start to ache). Looove my shoes. emoticon

On the kid front, my 2 kids have decided that they want to do parks and rec baseball. So we are signing up my 8 year old for baseball and my 5 year old for Teeball. My evenings and weekends are now going to be filled with running kids to practice and games. I was practicing with them in the yard yesterday, pitching the ball to my eldest, and he hit a ball that almost took my head off if I hadn’t of ducked in time….eesh, I gave birth to you kid! Anyway, I know nothing about this, what do they even need for practice, baseball cleats, baseball pants, do they need any type of shin guards (I’m coming from the soccer world)…any baseball moms out there? What do they wear to practice?

I’m looking forward to Thursday and Friday of this week because I’m taking a couple of days off of work to paint the dining room and spend some time with the kids during their week off of school for spring break. My husband started painting it about a year ago, and I’ve been nagging him to finish it. He doesn’t like my painting because he thinks I’m a sloppy painter, but for over a year now the dining room has looked like an unfinished patchwork cow. The funny part of this story is as soon as I told him I was taking a few days off to paint the dining room, he miraculously started painting it again this week. MEN! emoticon

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    Both of my boys have played Baseball through the Parks and Rec. In fact, my youngest son is currently playing. I have never brought shin guards for either of them. They provide the kids with shirts and socks. So I always buy pants, mitt, baseball bat, balls, mouth piece and a cup. Oh and cleats which I am having a tough time getting for Montez this year because he wears a wide.

    Yay to new shoes!! I keep saying I am going to go to the store here that does that. I gotta go soon though, because I am getting back into jogging again.
    2020 days ago
    Yes, there will be a meeting or a handout with all the boys will need. I really don't think they require anything special for T-ball. But, it has been awhile since my nephew did all that! Call Parks & Rec and ask! So glad you got a pair of running shoes you love!! That is awesome! You can't run if your heels are bleeding! Good job! So funny about the painting! Now you won't have to paint, but spend some quality time with your boys! You are 1 smart cookie! Hee. Love it! PS Use practice and game times as time to walk the field perimeter or jog or even run it! You can pay attention to the game as you walk or run.... I'm blind and know what is going on during games, so.... Bet you can even start a walking Moms club at the practices and games!
    2031 days ago
  • NHES220
    Funny, just threaten to do it and they'll do it - usually works! I swear by my local running store - people think the running stores are more expensive, but you can usually get shoes you cannot get at other places and they often provide a discount for frequent customers. I don't have boys and have not done baseball, but my nephews have - they will need baseball pants and a mitt. Usually the team provides the shin guards and helmets. I'm sure they'll have a meeting and fill you in. You might want to buy the pants since they may get hard to find once the season starts.
    2031 days ago
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