I went and was fitted for running shoes at Peak Performance in Ogden, Utah. Thanks to my cousin Heather and her suggestion. She won.
The whole experience was pretty cool. The owner sat me down measured each of my feet, measured the arches, and how my feet pronated when I run. Upon his findings, he was able to tell me which shoes would be best. It was great! If you are getting into running and haven't done this...do it! Go there and tell them I sent you!
Not only did he help me figure out what the problem was but he also gave me tips for getting back on track. Unfortunately, he told me that I should wear my running shoes for the next two weeks straight so that I can build up muscles and get use to wearing good shoes. He obviously doesn't know how I feel about wearing tennis/workout shoes with regular clothing. I took his advice and braved Target in my denim capris and running shoes. I was sooo mortified. I even saw people I recognized from Logan - and I could tell they recognized me and were judging my tennis shoe outfit. I think I'll be able to do it if I'm wearing jeans but with capris and shorts...no way. it's too...not me.
I ran in them on Saturday and could tell a huge difference. I could also tell that I hadn't ran in a week. I'll keep you posted on my progress! I can't wait for the rain to stop so I can run outside! I can't last long on a treadmill!