This is a sponsored post for Mizuno Wave Rider 21.
Last year, I ran the 3M Half Marathon here in Austin for the second time. It’s a nice route that passes by various Austin landmarks. Right after finishing, I got an email about the next year’s run at a very discounted rate. So, I signed up since I had a great time in the last two half marathons.
Training for the 3M Half Marathon with Mizuno Wave Rider 21 running shoes
Flash forward a few months, I needed to start training for the next 3M Half Marathon. A few months ago I sprained my ankle and was starting to ease back into running after taking some time off.
Since most running shoes have a life of around 300 and 500 miles, it was time to get a new pair of shoes. Coincidentally, Mizuno contacted me about trying their Mizuno Wave Rider 21 running shoes. Great timing!
Mizuno Wave Rider 21 shoes are not just for marathoners. If you are a beginner runner or getting back to running after an injury, then these are good, neutral running shoes.
It is always fun to get a new pair of shoes, so I was thrilled to get see my Mizuno box arrive. First, I noticed the shoes were aesthetically pleasing with not too much white or bright or colors. Then, they felt comfortable when I put them on for the first time.
The first test
My first run with the Mizuno Wave Rider 21 running shoes was for our neighborhood Turkey Trot. The shoes were comfortable and supportive during the 5K run. Nothing was rubbing and I had no blisters after that first wearing.
Since then, I have run quite a few more miles with the Mizuno Wave Rider 21 shoes and have been happy with their continued comfort and support.
Now, I have about one and a half more months left to train for the half marathon. I look forward to running through the streets of Austin for 13.1 miles on January 21, 2018. If you are in Austin, then come on out and cheer for the runners.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Mizuno. The opinions and text are all mine.