Wednesday, July 8, 2009

New Shoes! And...an annoyance.

I am happy to announce that I am the proud new owner of the above pair of running shoes...the Saucony Progrid Omni 7 Moderate.  Yes, I know they sound super fancy.  No, that's not why I bought them.  

My friend Becky and I went to the IN Running Company to hang out with my trainer, Derek, around lunchtime.  We both walked out with new running shoes!  Derek watched me run again in the store today, and then brought lots of shoes out for me to try.  As soon as I tried the first pair of shoes on, I felt a HUGE difference.  In everything, not just while running.  I felt great just standing around in the store!  It felt so great to have that support in my arch.  All I can say is - WOW.  

I'm supposed to take it easy for a few days with the new shoes, so I plan to run on the treadmill tomorrow and Saturday for just a short time.  The Running Co has a 10-day return policy, so I thought I'd run indoors a couple of times just to make sure they are completely right for me.  Excitement!

In other news...I had to run over to Macy's the other day to pick up a new bottle of my Clinique cleanser.  You know how I feel about Clinique - I am a loyal customer for life.  I love their products, and my skin has never felt or looked better.  

But why, oh why, must the Clinique ladies constantly try to push other products on me??  Without fail, every time I need to pick something up at the Clinique counter, they ask me "what other concerns" I have about my skin.  Please, lady.  My bathroom cabinet is filled to the brim with Clinique products.  You have already covered all of my concerns!  Ugh.  For some reason I get really annoyed with those nice ladies.  Sigh.  

Also...I have lost one follower for the last three days.  Oh dear.  Am I getting boring?  Sniffle.  


14 comments:

Brittany Ann said...

OK, it's like we're synced. I wrote about shoes and just got new ones myself...I love Clinique and have the same thing in my medicine cabinet...and I lost a follower today, too! Weird...

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I like those shoes! They look pretty!

I agree, I hate buying stuff at the make up counters. I feel like their staring at my skin and thinking about all the things I need to be doing to it.

The Northerner said...

I like Clinique make-up, but hate buying it for this same reason! Even worse, THEY CALLED ME the other day to see if I needed anything. Umm, no. If I do, I will stop on in thankyouverymuch.

Jenn said...

no you're not boring. if you lose followers - their loss!

also - i gave up on clinique. the stuff worked great for a few days - then turned my face into an oil pit. seriously my hair would almost cling to my forhead by the end of the day!! maybe it's because she talked me into using the combination skin cleanser instead of the one for oily skin?? no idea - either way i started breaking out again and my skin got HORRIBLE.

MLG said...

Those shoes are pretty fancy. I hope you love them. I totally agree about the Clinique counters...it is all of them. I have tried multiple Clinique counters in several different stores in different states and it's all the same.

I lost two followers yesterday. Sad day for us...YOU ARE NOT GETTING BORING. We love you. The people that left us just don't appreciate us. :)

Happy Daily said...

Oooh! Those shoes look great!!

I hope you have a great day!

Lisa said...

You should find online sites to buy your Clinque products. I can recommend a few. :)

Then you'll get free samples, free shipping, and no hard sell!

Anonymous Prep said...

Ugh the art of upselling - it drives me crazy. My aunt used to work at a Clinique counter so I would only go to her because she didn't try to pile products on. And good luck with the new shoes!

brown eyed girl said...

I lost two followers :( tear. Maybe it's blogging quitting time? You're not boring though!!

AEO said...

I love Saucony shoes. They're the only ones I'll buy. Shoes make the biggest difference, don't they?

Jennifer said...

Great shoes! I need to get some new running shoes...

Perfectly Imperfect said...

I so need to get some new shoes. My feet and legs have been killing me and it just makes me not want to run at all. We can't have that!!

Lucky in Love said...

I have that same brand!! But mine are blue...but we kinda match :)

I really like them and they are super light weight. Sometimes I feel like I can feel the air moving through them :)

Hope they help your feetsies!

Cocaine Princess said...

I just saw your blog show up on my list of followers. I'm not sure how long you've been following me but thank you so much.

I've been reading your posts and you have a great blog.

P.S. Cute shoes.