Thursday Thoughts plus a Winner

My brain is a bit mush right now….so if you continue reading, just remember you were warned!

Playing race director has me ready to pull my hair out! Managing the logistics isn’t too bad, but securing donors and sponsors…well let’s just say I’d rather walk over hot coals than ask people for money. I am grateful for the team I have assembled to work with me on this event otherwise I’d be WAY over the ledge by now.

Running with my boys last weekend was so much fun and the best part was they really enjoyed it and have talked about going again. Hopefully we get some a little running in while they’re home on April vacation week next week.

Hills are hard….that’s all.

I was invited by Newton Running to attend one of their Natural Form Running Clinics taking place in Boston as part of the pre-marathon events. They’ve teamed with my favorite local running store Marathon Sports to host these sessions to help runners learn how natural form running can improve speed, efficiency and, hopefully, reduce chances of injury. I’m interested to see how this approach differs from Chi Running – so tomorrow morning I will be up bright and early running along the Charles River and soaking in some knowledge from the Newton experts!

Giveaway Winners!

Thanks to the two winners of the ProFoot Insoles are:

Christy from The Buhrs and Dai from Lazy Punch

Please email me at runningwithattitude (at) so I can get you hooked up with ProFoot.


ProFoot Miracle Insole Review and Giveaway

A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to try The 2 oz. Miracle Custom Molding Insoles by ProFoot.*

As ProFoot explains it, these insoles:

  • Feature a unique2-layer design – the bottom layer acts like a shock absorber, lifting the arch and stabilizing the heel, while the top layer of advanced memory foam confirms to the shape of your foot.
  • Weigh only 2 oz. to help prevent fatigue
  • Provide fast relief for tired, achy feet

My experience?
I have used the insoles on both long runs (over 10) and shorter runs and found them to provide nice cushion without being too soft. As a forefoot striker (or trying to be as much as possible), I cannot really speak to the cushion in the heel design, but the forefoot bed felt good without being overly noticeable. The fact that after I initially noticed how good the insoles felt that I didn’t notice them during my run was a good thing — they allowed me to enjoy my runs in comfort without being a distraction! I also like how lightweight and flexible they are. And I had no problems fitting them into my running shoes.

Want to try them for yourself?

Two (2) lucky readers will receive a pair of The 2 oz. Miracle Custom Molding Insoles!

To enter:

 — Leave a comment here telling me your interested in trying them.

Bonus entries (one extra entry for each of the following):

 — Like ProFoot’s Facebook page and tell them Running with Attitude sent you (here)
 — Like my Facebook page (here)

Entry deadline is April 10th. Winners will be selected randomly on April 11th. This giveaway is open only to U.S. residents.

Good Luck!

* I was provided two pairs of the Miracle 2oz Insole for my review. The opinions expressed here are completely my own.