I can totally see the need to shell out more money for running shoes or other athletic footwear. You need the support and you’re going to wear these shoes on a regular basis. To me, this is the most important part of the workout wardrobe.
What do you think? Have you worn both higher-end workout gear versus more affordable options? Which do you prefer? Can you tell a difference?
On a related sports note, have you been keeping up the Olympics?
The 17-year old swimming phenom Missy Franklin won her first gold in the backstroke last night. That girl can fly! And, her endurance is mind-boggling. Franklin not only won the 100-meter backstroke, breaking the American record, but did it only 15 minutes after swimming a 200-meter freestyle semifinal. Afterward, a teammate high-fived her and said the least amount of time he's had between Olympic swims was 30 minutes.
"I can't believe you just did that!" Michael Phelps told Franklin. That's pretty damn cool.
We also watched the men’s synchronized diving – that’s crazy stuff! I couldn’t get over the duo from Mexico. The degree of difficulty of their dives was unbelievable.
Enjoy the competitions, friends!
Don’t forget! tomorrow is the last day you can enter my NOVICA giveaway. Be sure to include your name and if you don’t have a blog, an email address. One winner will be chosen at random. I’ll be sure to email that person and then announce before the end of the week. Good luck!
Images from John Lyba of the Denver Post, Lucy and Lulumon Athletica Louisville's Facebook site