Some dates are pretty important to remember.

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Like your significant others birthday, when a job interview is, when the milk in your fridge expires, there's a lot to keep in mind!

One date that always sticks in my head is the date I decided to start running and getting in shape.

For years, I did marching band and that kept me moving in high school and college, but after graduating college that stopped.

Photo by Rojan Maharjan on Unsplash
Photo by Rojan Maharjan on Unsplash
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So on December 25th, 2015 I decided to start running, working out, and trying to stay in some sort of shape.

I'm happy to say that to this day, seven years later, exercise is still a regular part of my life.

Just this morning, I cranked out 4 miles on the Seaside Heights boardwalk before getting ready for work.

It was while running that I noticed a portion of my sock sticking through my Hoka running shoe.

It's funny, I can remember the date I started my 'running journey' but can't for the life of me remember to get new running shoes when needed.

I think this pair is going on almost two years.

Photo Credit: Buehler
Photo Credit: Buehler
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Definitely time to grab some new kicks.

That got me thinking.

Where in Ocean and Monmouth County is a good place to buy running shoes?

When I lived back home I would just go to Target and pick up a pair.

They would last a few months but I'd still go through them pretty quickly.

That's when I found a really cool locally owned running shoe store that took the time to measure the arches of my foot as well as help me find a shoe that really fits the contour of my feet.

There are a few places that remind me of this place in Ocean and Monmouth County, and if you're just looking to start getting into the activity, a few places that you'll want to check out as well.

5 Great Running Shoe Stores Around Ocean and Monmouth County

If you're in the market for a new pair of running shoes, these five stores around the area are a great place to start!