5 TIPS FOR CHOOSING THE RIGHT RUNNING SHOE

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Venzedits Running Shoes

As y’all know, I have been training for my first 5K, which is THIS weekend! The countdown is officially on. When I first started training, I didn’t put much thought into the shoes that I was wearing. My thoughts: “Are they cute?” “Do they match my outfit?” “Great. Let’s run.” I was so wrong. I should have put more time into choosing the right shoes for me and my running style rather than focusing on simply the “style” part. One stress injury later and I am a believer in the not-so-fashionable running shoe. Below are my top 5 tips so that you all don’t make the same (rookie) mistake that I did.

 

1 // JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE CUTE, DOESN’T MEAN THEY ARE MEANT FOR RUNNING

Yes, you know that I’m talking about. NIKE Frees. I am the first to say, they are adorable – probably the best looking athletic shoe out there – but they did a number on my feet while I was training for my 5K. I didn’t know the support I needed and therefore wound up in the pediatrist office (seriously). After that, I went straight to Luke’s Locker to get professionally fitted. While the pair I chose was not the color scheme I would naturally choose (unfortunately the top running brands care more about functionality than a wide variety of colors – bummer) they are the best shoes I have ever had. Flexibility, support, comfort, stability – my new Mizuno Wave Inspire 12‘s have everything I needed!

2 // KNOW YOUR FEET

Do you have a wide foot? Thin foot? High arch? Low arch? All things you need to know when picking out the right running shoe for you.

3 // LEAVE SOME WIGGLE ROOM

Experts say to leave half a thumbnail length from your big toe to the top of the shoe. Not too small, not too big, just right.

4 // BUY A NEW PAIR EVERY 400 MILES 

If this isn’t inspiration to run more miles, I don’t know what is! Does anyone else love the smell of new running shoes?

5 // WHEN IN DOUBT, GET FITTED

There are so many great places to get fitted for your perfect running shoe. Stores are now being equipped with treadmills and playback screens so that you will get the perfect shoe for your foot shape and running style. Do a quick google search to find one in your area!

 

 

Follow me on Instagram @venzedits to see my 5K training journey!

BAZAAR AT WORK INTERVIEW

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Last month, I chatted with Harper’s Bazaar UK’s Jo Glynn-Smith to talk work, advice, and queso. Head over to their website read my full article.

 

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VENZEDITS MOM TIPS: Microblading

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In my first few months of being a mom, I have had to learn how to organize and plan my days and weeks so that all of the moving pieces (think babysitters, birthday presents, baby food refills, dog boarding, nanny scheduling…list goes on) fall into place. We are only a one child, two dog, two parent household, but all five of us have a lot going on. Think Tetris, family style.

I am now realizing what other moms have always said- that my needs come last. If my dogs have fresh water and food, my husband can find his favorite shirt, my seven-month-old daughter is clean, dressed, and her diaper bag is re-packed, then we are in good shape to walk out of the house. In that scenario, I usually have wet hair and no makeup on- but my family is good to go and that makes me happy.

I am absolutely fine with the above scenario, but I have had to find a few mommy-fixer-uppers to help keep me looking attractive for my sweet husband and our team at work.

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