It is so hot here and today on top of the heat we got humidity, something that is rare here in Southern California.
Yesterday, I "braved" mother nature and went running outside. It was very hot...like over 90 hot before 9 am. I had a hard time finishing my run. I think I should have ran inside instead because my run was not good. I wondered: Is it better to run outside and have a crappy run..with a crappy pace or just head to the gym and run on the treadmill at a decent pace? I am not pain free yet but I am better, it does not hurt at every steps anymore. Until it gets 100% pain free I will continue to keep the mileage lower than usual and also not run more than 3-4 days in a row. This crazy heat is making dealing with dehydration a lot worst of course and as a bonus I get a headache after each run. So summer you can go, I have had enough of you.
3 more weeks until school starts...but who is counting....
Ok now a follow up on the Mezamashii Project.
When I got back home from Quebec my new Mizuno shoes were waiting for me. I picked the Nirvana 8 and I was looking forward to trying them.
I thought they looked great! Love the color!
I was a little worried about the heel though because it is pretty high. It is a stability shoe and after seeing the PT, I was told that I do NOT overpronate like I thought I did.
I wanted to love these shoes.
They are very light and at first I thought they were comfortable, the forefoot feels really good. I went running 4 times with them both outside and on the treadmill. After the first run I thought these were OK and that I would rotate them with my Ravenna 3. Unfortunately after the 2nd run I started having plantar fasciitis again. Also I noticed that my left foot was sliding towards the outside of the shoe even when I was just standing. After the 4th run I came to the conclusion that the Nirvana 8 are not for me.
I called Mizuno to see what I could do and I talked to Matt who was so nice and very helpful. He asked me some questions and I told him I have a high arch and he did say that this was the reason why my foot was sliding to the outside of the shoe. So he recommended that I returned the Nirvana 8 in exchange for the Wave Rider 15. I am so happy that they are letting me exchange my shoes and I am looking forward to getting the Wave Rider 15. This is fantastic customer service, I do feel terrible that I made the wrong choice and grateful they are letting me do the exchange. Thank you Mizuno!
Les Mizunos Nirvana 8 sont disponibles chez Activinstinc ici. Nirvana 8 are sold on Activinstinc website here.