Nordstrom sale / running

Friday, May 31, 2013

If you've been hanging with my blogging for a while, you may remember my posts about simplifying, including having less stuff and spending less money.  Well, that idea led to me making a wish list of clothes/shoes/jewelry with dates so that I can see how long I've wanted something and know I will use and keep it for a long time.  

The Nordstrom sale came around last week, and I went straight to the watches and running shoes since both have been on my list for a while.  I went on this shopping trip both like my mom would (brought in by the sale) and like my dad would (making a beeline to the items I needed).  Unfortunately, my watch order got cancelled (it was a great deal, and evidently too popular), but I am thrilled with my new shoes! update: The sales lady from Nordstrom called to let me know they have the watch back in stock, and I ordered it again, still with the sale price!  I wore it here.

I purchased my last pair of running shoes at the same sale two years ago.  Actually, I had only seen a picture, and my mom got them for me.  They fit well and were comfortable, so I was focused on trying this year's pair of Air Pegasus.  

I was not disappointed at all.  I have been having a lot of trouble with my knee over the past couple of months, which has improved lately with the help of a chiropractor and foam roller exercises.  I hadn't jogged in several months, but wow!  These shoes felt amazing when I jogged around the neighborhood twice over the weekend and on the treadmill this week.  It seems like every time I get new shoes, I'm amazed at how much easier it is to run and I wish I had gotten them even sooner.  

See how my right knee is bent a little?!  It won't straighten.

Have you bought anything recently that you've planned to buy for a while?  
Any suggestions for where I should look for a watch? ;)

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