ASICS GEL-Excite 2 Running Shoe


So I'm working on my, work, work work working on my fitness!

That was my attempt at raping like Iggy during my workouts! Over the past few months, I've noticed a certain "swelling" in certain areas of my body. I've been meaning to start working out months ago and by that I mean buying a personal trampoline about a month and half ago that I still haven't built and purchasing these sneakers 2 months ago that I just got around to putting on and using yesterday. I know, I know but for the past 10 days, I've been doing amazing work...eating healthy, working out, cutting bread and french fries out of my life...oh the McDonalds french fries were everything to me! :'(

So I wanted to share my first pair of sneakers in...actually I'm not sure how many years it's been but it's safe to say it's been a very long time since I purchased a pair!

I knew I wanted to get a comfortable pair of sneakers with gel inserts since I would be running a lot and jumping. My main focus was the cushioning but I knew I had to find something that was also durable and could hold up to the many miles I would be putting on these babies...hey I set high goals for myself.

So I stopped by my local DSW and tried on about seven pairs of sneakers from Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Saucony, and Asics. Basically, almost every sneaker in the store. About 30 minutes later, I decided on these Asics Gel Excite 2 Running Shoes.

IMG_2385  IMG_2498Shoe details: - Breathable mesh upper - Padded collar and tongue - Fits true to size - Cushioned footbed - Rearfoot Gel technology for shock absorption - Weight: 9 oz - Price $64.95

First, I couldn't believe sneakers cost me almost $70 and some of the other pairs that I tried on were ranging between $75-$129! Since I'm on the beginning of my fitness journey, I decided to choose these Asics because they are very comfortable, great for the price and I can pair them with a lot of outfits. Yes, my fashion sense is sticking around even while I'm -in my Iggy voice- work work work work working on my fitness. ;)

Although these do run true to size, I recommend going up half a size just for a little wiggle room with your socks.

Do you have any fitness goals this summer? Let's be work out buddies!


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