|(NIKE Air Pegasus +29 via my Instagram)|
|(At the playground, swinging high! via my Instagram)|
Hey, hey! Happy Sunday. I'm in an incredibly happy place today. Could be the amazing crisp air we're enjoying in D.C. Or, it could be that Obama just took oath in a private ceremony and the public inauguration tomorrow promises to be schlock-full of delayed advancements in our culture and tolerance.
Or, really, that I had a beautiful childish moment yesterday. And can't wait to have it again.
I took my niece and nephew to a park I grew up playing; the one where I kissed my first boyfriend. The see-saw is gone, but the swings remain and suddenly I had this urge to get on and see if my enthusiasm was still the same.
And it was! I hopped on and swung for 20 minutes, reaching heights that left the kiddies totally fascinated. I jumped off from about 10 feet and carefully positioned myself to land without suffering an injury.
I'd normally post an awesome stiletto or bootie today -- actually had my shoe wardrobe from a trip to NY this week prepared to share -- but the equal excitement of having some NEW runnings shoes after 10 years, was worth the hold.
I tell no lie when I say that these are my 1st running shoes in one decade. Sadly, my old kicks would still be around but not for an avid running friend from my innocent childhood who forced me to throw them out. That was 4 weeks ago. Since then, I've been maintaining my fitness level up with some NIKE Free's I got at a media event back in Oct. I chatted about it here.
So, when I was pleasantly surprised with these super pretty blue and purple Air Pegasus + 29, I couldn't wait to shove my feet in them. Imagine the odd feeling in cushy, properly designed sneakers! My feet became accustomed to raggedy, full of holes and beat up shoes. At the end, all I did was cause injury to my knees and lower back.
Wearing these was heavenly. Way heavenly. I ran 5 laps at the park to start the process of breaking them in. I like that I wear 1/2 size smaller in NIKE's and that it takes little time for adjustment. Their about 80% lighter than the pair I remember owning in HS (those were purple, too, ironically).
I never thought I'd utter these words, but it's so, so, so, nice having sneakers I can run in without pounding the pavement, wear to Zumba and go back to the park to swing.
Even the girliest girl in the baddest pump needs to own a few pair of proper running shoes. Oh, but yes, they have to be cute.
And these are!
*Shoes c/o Nike