I know how my friends would react when they read this article. First of all, they would find it odd that I’m talking about rubber shoes. Seeing me in sneakers, as seen in this post, made them ask “Are you okay?”. What more if I tell them now that I started jogging?! Oh gosh, they’ll be fainting as they read this! LOL! πŸ˜€ They find me too fragile and too girly to get involved in any strenuous activity, or sports for that matter. The only sports I play are table tennis (minus the smashing please), billiards (minus the break and jumping of the balls), swimming, and surfing. As you can see, I even have my own rules when I play. LOL! This is the reason why they were so surprised when I started surfing. My friends who want to try it out are even fooling me that if I can surf, they obviously can do it too. LOL! πŸ˜€ Probably one reason why I love the sport is I don’t feel the sweat at all because of the water. I hate sweating. I just can’t stand being too sticky, which is probably why I am not into sports at all. But hey, things change. People change. Haha! πŸ˜€ I’m currently enjoying not having a strict 9am – 6pm job. I can control my time and I am well-rested, but I feel I am gaining weight! πŸ™ I need to move, which is why I finally agreed to join my friends in their regular running meet. My only condition? As long as the run is from 6pm onwards, I’m game! Haha! πŸ˜€

Okay, let me get this straight. I’m no expert in running (obviously). To be honest, my last one was when I was in college and it was part of my P.E. class.Β Last Monday was my first run after several years. Haha! Good luck to me! πŸ˜€ And since I was supposed to just try it out, I didn’t had any intentions of getting a running shoes. I was thinking of using my old Adidas rubber shoes, which I bought when I went around Canada for a tour. I think I just used it twice, but yeah, it wasn’t made for running at all. It’s not even a cross-training rubber shoes. I remember back then when I bought that pair, I was so concerned on how it would fit my jeans. I hate it when the jeans crumple at the ends just because of the shoes. Now obviously, that shoes is just good for a casual get-up. Haha! But what the heck?! I thought of using it still because at that time, I didn’t had any intentions of doing this on a regular basis. πŸ˜€

Fast forward to the Bonifacio High Street parking lot… I changed to my “self-declared” jogging outfit (self-declared ‘coz they said I don’t look like I’m going to jog). Then, I realized there’s something missing. I’m such a smart girl… I left my freaking “self-declared” running shoes! Damn! And so there I was searching for a cheap running shoes at Runnr in High Street… But duh, never ever did I see cheap rubber shoes in that store! I was probably hoping they would have sale items, but unfortunately, nah-dah! Still, I went out of the store with this…


Uh-huh, I really did bought one already. On that same night, I tried breaking this in…




It’s Adidas Adizero Boston in red! πŸ™‚ Yes, even in my running shoes, I don’t want it plain. LOL! White is too common for me. I want to run in style. Haha! πŸ˜€ It can be my motivation to run, you know! In fact, because I bought this freakin’ shoes, I just got home from jogging as I write this! Yes, because of this shoes, I will attend our running meet regularly. Regularly means at least twice a week! πŸ™‚ I don’t want to put my PHP 5, 295 to waste! I find it expensive, but since I don’t have any running shoes, might as well invest for it. Running is good for the health anyway. It would be more expensive to get sick. Oh dear, am I just reasoning out to defend by impulsive spending?! Haha! πŸ˜€ But I swear, you get what you pay for. Some even pay more than PHP 7,000 for a pair of really comfy running shoes. Well probably in my case, I’m still trying to understand its price tag ‘coz I could get a really nice pair of heels for just PHP 2,000. LOL! πŸ˜€ Anyway, here are more photos…






I may not be an expert in rubber shoes or in running, but I just thought of sharing here my choice of running shoes to help those who are thinking of getting a new pair. More than the color, what I love about Adizero Boston is its perfect fit. πŸ™‚ It’s very comfortable that I was able to jog 3 laps around High Street. Ummm… Okay, of course I also did some brisk walking. I still can’t run one entire lap without resting. Hello, it was my first time to run after several years!!! I’m actually giving myself credit that I was able to last that long. Imagine, 1 lap in High Street is 1.2 km! Oooh, that’s far eh?! πŸ˜€ I’ll get the hang of it eventually (I hope). πŸ™‚


So if you are trying to be health conscious already and wants to get a new pair of running shoes, I personally recommend Adizero Boston of Adidas. For me, getting a real running shoes is a must if you want to make running your regular exercise. It’s worth the investment. Using casual or any other rubber shoes which isn’t made for running can hurt your feet after several minutes of running, or worse, it can even cause you injuries. Rubber shoes made for running is made up of a different sole, as seen below.


It may look similar to cross-training shoes, but these are especially made to last long and to make you comfortable while you run for hours. Besides, they won’t make shoes specifically for running if they don’t make a difference. These companies really spend money for research and development. πŸ™‚ In fact, running shoes these days have specific designs for different foot types since they greatly affect the impact on the foot while running. This is what big companies, like Adidas and Nike, currently advertise. You can try checking out their stores to know what kind of running shoes is perfect for you. You can also visit Runnr at Bonifacio High Street Fort and go through their treadmill test. They can help you determine the right running shoes for you. Β Geesh, do I now sound like a sales person here?! LOL! πŸ™‚ Hey, I’m not paid to write for Adidas. How I wish they could just sponsor my Adizero! LOL! πŸ˜€ But there, for those who are still planning to try out this running craze, try running with your old trusty rubber shoes and with a real running shoes to know the difference that I’m talking about. πŸ˜‰

Anyway, sorry if this post has gone too long. I think I got carried away. Even I, myself, couldn’t believe that I’m really running! LOL! πŸ˜€ Well, it’s never too late to join the fun and be healthy! πŸ˜€