Cushions for Your Feetsies (It's a Giveaway)

Remember the whole running burnout and future lazy that I talked about awhile back? Yeah, that hasn’t changed. I ran twice in the past 2 days and wasn’t really feeling it:

  • 3.5 miles at the gym on Sunday (9:30 pace maybe but I kept changing it)
  • 4.0 miles last night outside (8:58 pace)

I put a lot of effort into last night’s run. There was a headwind and my legs felt heavy. Of course, it was faster than normal. So, it figures that I’m finally getting a little bit faster and I want to take a break. I’ll probably have to write running an 18 page letter (back and front) to see if it will take responsibility for this burn out when I want to get back together.

I have a race on Saturday that I would actually like to enjoy so I won’t be running again until then. Then my official running break begins. It might be 2 weeks, it might be a month. But chances of me running more than 3 miles a week are slim. I’m ready to love running again and only a break from it will do that.

In the meantime, I’ll be keeping up with weight training, my martial arts fitness class, and spin.

Speaking of running, I forgot to mention that ProFoot sent me some inserts to try out last week.



You’re probably thinking, “my God, not the shoe thing again.” But yeah. Still haven’t found the right pair or the right inserts. So, I put these inserts in my old Mizunos Wave Creation 11s and did one of my speed runs from last week in them.


The only problem I had is that these inserts are for shoe size 6-10. I wear a size 10 in normal shoes, but I buy a half size or size larger in running shoes. So the inserts were a little small for my size 11 Mizunos and my toes hung off the edge just a bit. But, other than that, I didn’t even notice they were there. That’s got to be a sign of a good insert, right? I didn’t get any of the calf pain that I had with the SuperFeet inserts or any new pains. Honestly, I like these inserts better so far but I haven’t used them for longer runs because they aren’t the right fit.

In better news, Profoot sent me an extra pair for one of you to try out. So if your foot is women’s size 6-10 and you would like to win a pair, leave me a comment and let me know. I’ll pick someone with a random number generator Monday. 🙂


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43 responses to “Cushions for Your Feetsies (It's a Giveaway)

  1. karen

    Are you kidding me? I need these. My feet are crying, begging for some TLC. Ive been thinking about it but thats as far as its gone. Would love to win baby!

  2. Linsay

    I would loooove to win some cushion for my feeties! I hope your run goes well on Saturday! I will be sending good thoughts your way!

  3. man my feet need cushion! i’ve been wearing horrible shoes for far too long and now my back is paying for it 😦

  4. Running Like A Girl

    I’ve never tried inserts, & would like to try them at some point.
    Hope you have a fabulous run on Saturday! And that you get the break you need to miss running.

  5. I would love to win them for all the non-running that I’m doing right now! 😉

    No don’t pick me, I just wanted to comment about the fact that I’m not running still – I have special inserts for my shoes anyway. 🙂

    Get back to loving running so I can run vicariously through you. Please. (see that was nice, I said please, you can’t say no now!)

  6. I would love to try them. Pick me! 🙂


    Don’t worry, I plan on running enough for the both of us during your hiatus. Just like you’ve been running for me these last few weeks. Right? Right.

  8. Christina S.

    I’m prone to getting shin splints so I would love to try these out and see if they help. 🙂

    Hope you find the shoes that work for you soon! Sounds so frustrating!

  9. Oooh I’d love to give these a try! After a two month hiatus, my angry shins have returned. How nice of them…

  10. I have been on my no extra walking routine since my weekend run, so yeah i could totally use this score!

  11. Kate

    That is one of my favorite friend’s episodes, and now I’m going to think of that whenever I need my own break from running. Perfect!

  12. Kelly

    Oooohhh….I would love to win these for my 13 year old daughter! She just started running and her feet seem to be bothering her even though I bought her a decent pair of running shoes 😦


    I just want to win something!

  14. Linda Hoang-Eason

    Sign me up, I’d like to try em. My speed runs have given me new calf pain. May need to slow down to enjoy running again.

  15. Oh yes, I’m an 8! Victory! I’m also having foot problems so you should probably just let me win so I can fix them with these inserts. Ok, thanks.

  16. Kristin

    I’m in desperate need of new running shoes and inserts. I have to say your shoe saga is preventing me from going! lol I’m way too lazy to keep going back to trade them in so somehow my mind has decided old shoes trump possibly finding a new pair 🙂

    Have a nice running break!

  17. Jennifer Hansen

    I am needing new inserts. Maybe I’ll win before i have to buy them 🙂

  18. me me me. I want to be shoe twins again and my feet are wack.

  19. My foot, like yours, might be a bit big, but I still want to win!

  20. Julie

    I would love some inserts, my shoes are getting older and I am scared to attempt to find new ones!

  21. Lisa

    Oh my gosh I need these!! My feet are killing from all this half marathon training without inserts :/

  22. Verlin

    I don’t need any inserts, but do want to say that I love the randomness of your posts. Never know what I’m going to get when I check them out. Mila Kunis, crazy TV shows, curly hair (which looked great, by the way), running breakups or shoe inserts. Keep it coming. PS. Have you watched The Big C – I can’t remember you talking about it before. I am watching it on Netflix – love it.

    • Paula

      LOL thank you! Unfortunately, talking to me in person is the same. Lots of random subject changes and then confusion on people’s faces. I haven’t seen Big C but I’ve heard good things and I love Laura Linney.

  23. Libby

    I would love to try out those socks!

  24. Allyssa

    I would love to win these and try them out!

  25. Prudence

    I would love to try them! I have some foot problems, but the only inserts I can afford are found at my local drugstore.

  26. Sarah S

    I want to try these because I hate Superfeet. Hate.

  27. Katie

    I would love to try these out 🙂

  28. Ro

    I think I need inserts. I’ve been following your foot dilemna and I feel your frusturation. I’ve been having IT band issues for 2 months now and I don’t know how to fix it. Maybe inserts will help.

  29. Carrie

    I would love to try these, I get the worst arch pain when I run.

  30. Sharon

    I would love to win the inserts! I’ve had so many problems finding the right running shoes that I have resorted to barefoot running. I would love it if I could get the pains to go away while wearing shoes!

  31. Meagan

    I’d love to win them! Finding the right shoe can be so tough!!

  32. I’d love to try them! Last time I ran (it’s been a while, maybe this would be inspiration…) my shins hurt…and the time before that and the time before that…I’ve even bought new shoes…and still! Now I start to wonder if its just somehow the way I run has changed…of course with the non-running I’m doing…that’s highly possible. But, of course it’s getting hotter and I’m like I should go out and do some 5k’s. HAHAH!

  33. ali

    i’d love to win a pair of these…. my feet need some lovin 🙂

  34. Jen

    I’d love to try custom molding insoles, maybe they would help me work out the calf issues I’ve been having!

  35. My boyfriend SO needs these. He can’t run with me until he gets a new pair of custom ones made (which he’s delaying due to cost). I’d love to try these out and report back to him as these might be the perfect option for him!

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  37. Lindy

    I’ve quite learned that I can’t deal with the pain of running with out good insoles. However, my brain can’t handle the pain of not running. Both sides of the sword…. often leaving me unable to walk, but happy as a clam. 🙂

  38. Stacie

    Superfeet are the WORST. I don’t understand why road runner pushes them on people so hard. Hope you are able to get some of these that are the right size so your shoe trouble can finally end!!

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