What's my birthday gift for myself? A pair of running shoes to abuse for the next 3 or more years. I know I have a weak-knee sob story to consider, but hey, I've babied my joints for so long. In my recent conversation with Muay Thai fighter, Dodong Galindez, otherwise known as Buhawi in the circuit, he said injuries are supposed to make a particular body part stronger. I suddenly feel sorry for subscribing to orthopedists' watch-your-knee warning for so long. I should get back to sweat + strengthening sessions! Stat!
Besides, it's my turn to keep my pinkie promise. As I've mentioned in this entry, I've challenged myself to bring out the sporty stuff that's been gathering dust in my closet and shoe rack. As they say, there's a Sporty Spice in everyone.
Being a cheapskate that I am, I still ask myself why I bought something top-of-the-line. All I wanted is something that will provide support and that will make my flat feet happy. I've tried on Super Nova for women but, as always, they don't have my monster size. Instead, the staff made me put on Super Nova for men. I don't mind the bright orange design and I'm relieved it looks unisex, but I'm quite uncomfortable that I'm using something specifically made for men. Arte lang! As soon as I wore this stylish and waterproof pair, I felt ready to run away wearing 'em. That sole-searching adventure got me drained and starving kasi.
Photos from Rushelle Barrameda.