So a couple of Saturdays ago, my Mom and I went of a field trip in search of new running, well in my case jogging shoes. We ventured to Sports Authority to make our purchases, and in less than 30 minutes we departed the store with running shoes in hand. Believe it or not, hunger tends to encourage quick decisions.
After our brief shopping excursion, we decided to try a new restaurant...Mimi's Cafe!
Okay, so a new restaurant...and of course my first priority entails searching the menu for healthier choices. Now a days, most restaurants tailor their menus to meet the needs of those seeking a healthier lifestyle. And sure enough, Mimi's serves healthy lifestyle friendly meals found in the Just Enough section of the menu. Even better, the menu also lists the nutrition facts for the Just Enough meals!
I started my meal with a most delicious salad:
For my main course I chose the Sweet and Sour Chicken entree. The low level of sodium heavily influenced my decision:
My mom ordered the Chicken Piccata:
After devouring our meals my Mom and I burned off our lunch calories by power shopping.
We wrapped up our power shopping in order for me to pick the boys up from dance rehearsal. Unfortunately, I headed home to late to squeeze in a run and try out my new kicks.Kicks: shoes that are ill. Ill meaning tha bomb.
The next day, my kicks and I hit the pavement running at the park. My new shoes made a world of difference and I kicked some asphalt. Truth be told, I needed new shoes months ago. According to my mom runners should replace their shoes ever 300 to 400 miles or every 6 months. Wearing shoes toe up from the floor up increases your chance of running related injuries.
Toe up from the floor up: to be bad looking or messed up.
Signs of that your running shoes may be Toe Up From the Floor Up:
- Painful runs that cause your knees or shins to hurt.
- High shoe mileage
- Just plain worn out!
Did you know you can donate your old running shoes to Nike's Reuse-A-Shoe and Soles for Souls? You learn something new everyday.
What kind of shoes do you wear for your workouts or runs?