Run baby run!

Gosh! It’s been nearly 2 years of non-updates! We’ve been such busy people, haven’t we?

Well… as a quick catch-up, I’ve been very (extremely) into running these days. Heck! I even completed a full marathon, 3 half-marathons and countless 10km fun races in the span of 2 years. Surely that’s a pretty valid excuse for not being able to contribute to this blog huh?

Anyway, to revive this little pet project of ours, I thought what a better way than to start with a review of running shoes I own. Do note that I’m a diehard Nike girl so it’s nothing but Nike shoes for me.

Here goes:

Nike Flyknit Free 4.0

This is my favourite design and I own 4 pairs! All in different beautiful colours of course! They’re lightweight, durable, fits snugly on the feet and super easy to run with. The design is perfect for people with broad feet and like the feeling of almost barefoot running. I wear them for races, for leisure runs, for training runs, for walking around while on holidays.

Some may say that the lack of support on the arch would be an issue for flat-footers. But hey, I’m flat-footed and I ran all my marathon races in my Flyknit Free. So shut up, take my money and run!

Nike Flyknit Lunar Tempo 1

This is supposed to be good for flat-footers who want to do long runs. I must say that it does give great support and you can literally feel the bounciness of the sole while on the roads. I usually alternate them with the Free 4.0.

One thing to note though…the design is slightly smaller than most of the other Nike models so do get half a size bigger if you’re considering it.

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Top row: Flyknit Lunar Tempo 1, Flyknit Free 4.0. Bottom row: Flyknit Free 4.0

Nike Flyknit Lunar 2 + Lunar 3

I would say these are good for new Nike converts. They’re pretty, cushy and really roomy too. Perfect for daily short runs. Its only downside… the shoes tend to “heat up” during longer runs so your feet gets really warm and that makes it uncomfortable to continue running.

These days, I use the Lunar 2 for track interval sessions and the Lunar 3 is my exclusive gai gai (going out) accessory when I’m in for the sneaker look.

Nike Flyknit Lunarglide 5

This is my most disappointing pair of Nike Flyknits and I blame it on the salesperson. He insisted that I get a size bigger than my usual and me being such a trust person, decided to go with his recommendation. Bad move!! It ended up being too big for me despite wearing thicker socks; and what I received in return were blisters and immense discomfort.

These shoes have since been inherited by the niece who’s happily wearing them for her runs and badminton sessions.

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Everyday T-shirt for Yoga

I took up a Groupon deal for yoga classes near my apartment. Figured that I could bus it back and forth for lessons. The only issue I had was the lack of yoga clothes. For someone who used to do Pilates fervantly 10 years ago, I could only squeeze into 1 pair of yoga/pilates pants from way back when!

As for tops, well, that was an even bigger problem. There was no way I could fit comfortably into the old Lululemon top.

So, after much rummaging around (yes, I had to forage deep into the closets *note: plural*) for suitable yoga wear for Lesson 1, I finally settled for a basic Uniqlo cotton t-shirt and went for class. It was comfy for the hot and humid weather and worked just as well in the class for which there was no air-conditioning until the class started. *wipes sweat*

Since then, for 3 lessons so far, I’ve worn my stock of 2 Uniqlo t-shirts going to class, throughout class and after class. Perfect for the post-yoga ice cream or coffee treat.  (ok, so I’ve had 2 x ice cream treats and 1 x coffee treat AFTER class. i deserve it!)

Everyday T-shirt for Yoga

(picture taken off Uniqlo Singapore’s website)