My craving for Chinese dumplings beat my willpower and now I feel like I have a brick in my stomach. (Don’t tell NikkiFitness I was naughty at lunch.) The calendar says today is my running day, and on top of feeling extra heavy from lunch, it’s 88 degrees outside and humid. To make me just a little more uncomfortable, I left my good running sneakers at the gym.
The pair I have here are the cutest sneakers I have ever bought, but I got them online, more for fashion’s sake, and they are for hiking. The the lack of padding hurts my feet when I run. Then I remember the insoles that came in the mail yesterday.
I start moon walking through Central Park. Not Michael Jackson moon-walking, but moon walking like the astronauts when they are weightless, bouncing from one step to the next with no effort. The brick in my belly seems to disappear and the humid, soupy air breezes past me as I jog around the reservoir. My feet feel cool, dry, and like they are bouncing on springs. I practically fly through my run.
Thinking that I just got a new favorite pair of running shoes, and they look a lot better than my ugly super-stability shoes in my locker, I dig out and re-read the insole box:
“OrthoLite, already found in over 100 million pairs of shoes every year, recently expanded their business to consumers with a retail launch on Amazon.com. OrthoLite insoles are an easy and affordable way to upgrade the quality of your shoes and extend their shelf life, offering enhanced comfort and solutions to many common in-shoe problems with long-lasting cushioning, high-level breathability and wicking, a patented biocide and unrivaled durability. Unique spring-back technology ensures that your insole won’t flatten out and it will retain over 95% of its thickness over time.”
So they keep your feet dry, clean, and they won’t flatten out!
What they don’t say is that they are the closest man has come to flying. Only problem I see is that flying might not burn as many calories as running does.
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NikkiFitness, Nicole Glor, is an AFAA certified NYC personal trainer, group fitness instructor at Crunch in Manhattan and fitness columnist for Military.com. Her workouts focus on multitasking toning and cardio intervals to cut workout time in half and boost metabolism. She has 6 DVDs and downloads on Amazon including the new Hard Core Abs DVD, Fit Travel Workout DVD, Booty Camp, Military Wife Workout, Baby Bootie Camp, and the Beach Bride Destination Wedding Workout. Get her newsletters, music playlists, video demos and DVDs at www.nikkifitness.com