After my post on change yesterday, I headed out to meet my friend Melody for some work talk and also to join her on a group run at St. Pete Running Co. in St. Petersburg.We are both trying to get back to a regular workout routine. While I can’t seem to drag myself out of bed during the week to get in a run before work and the weekends have been busy, I have now met her the last two Thursdays to get some activity in. I have to start somewhere, right?
St. Pete Running Co., located near Tyron Square Mall in St. Petersburg, is such a great little store with the friendliest people. Cody, the owner (along with his wife Janna) is just the nicest guy and is so helpful in all things running. He welcomes everyone, regardless of their running level. My first time there was a couple months ago when my bestie Angelina and I went (and Autumn too!) to their Running 101 Class. Obviously we are not new to running, but I believe there is always something new to learn when it comes to running. Whether it’s breathing or form or what works well for others, I love learning new things.
Last night’s run was hosted by Newton and we actually got to try on and run in a pair of Newton running shoes. I was first a Brooks girl and now I’m in Asics, but I have to say that the shoes I tried on were pretty awesome. There were more rigid than I am used to, but what I loved best is how wide the toe-box is. I have a narrow foot from mid-foot back to my heel, but the front of my foot is wide. Also, I absolutely loved the color of these….
These were the Newton Kismet II. Normally a neutral runner, this shoe has more stability than I am used to, but it did well for me as we ran 3 miles last night in the brutal heat. No foot pain or issues throughout our run, and I am usually nervous trying something new.
Will I switch from Asics to Newton? Maybe. I am in a newer pair of Asics right now and another brand new pair waiting in line, so I won’t need them for awhile. But when it comes time to buy another new pair of running shoes, I will definitely add Newton to my list of brands to try.
Thank you St. Pete Running Co. for a fun evening. I hope to make it to more of your group runs!