Want To Run A VIRTUAL 5K With Me? (& How To Tie Your Running Shoes)

A virtual 5k, you ask?

Do you want to get in shape? Then this is a perfect opportunity for you. Look into starting a training session to run a 5k. That is 3.1 miles. If you’ve never really ran before, that might sound like a far distance to run. But, I can assure you that it gets easier and that sometime down the running road you will look back and think “WOW! I actually did it!” I remember when I did my first 10k. I had an huge amount of emotion overflow me as I crossed the finish line. Living a healthy lifestyle is seriously one of the most rewarding things in the world. You can do it. Are you ready?



One thing I learned recently, is that you should always run with your stomach engaged. It works many more muscles and also protects you from having problems later.

Are you interested in running a virtual 5k with me? That means… you will get to run it anywhere and anytime on a certain day.

“Okay, Devin, Tell Me More?”

Who: You! And your friends. Tell them about this fun event.

What: A Virtual 5k Walk/Run.

When: ANYTIME! Take pictures and be sure to share them on my Facebook page.

If you are interested, please subscribe to my blog. I will send you my 5k Training Plan as well as my urban fantasy short story, Hope For Another Day.

But, I Already Know How To Tie My Shoes…

But, I am not talking about “the rabbit runs around the tree and into the hole” kind of tying your shoes. We all have different kinds of feet, which makes our running experience different.

I want to share with you a fun exciting project I worked on today. Yep, you guessed right. Tying my shoes in all different kinds of ways.

Loop Lacing Lock:

Loop Lacing Lock
Step one
Step two
Step two. Pull tight. Tie shoe as normal.

This is a loop lacing lock. You can place it anywhere when you tie your shoes. It will help hold your shoe to your foot snugger.


Do You Have Narrow Feet?

I do… so, this is the way I tried tying for my feet.

Narrow Foot
Step 1. Lace up to the 2nd hole as normal. And then do a loop lacing lock on the third hole.
Then tie as normal.
Step 2. Then tie as normal.

Do You Have Wide Forefeet?

Wide Forefoot 1
Step 1. Tie like this and then continue as normal.

Do You Have A High Instep?

Solve High Instep
Step 1.
Step 2.
Step 2. Continue tying normally.

Do You Find That Your Heel Slips A Lot?

Heel Slipping
Step 1.


Slipping heel 2
Step 2. Tie normally.

I hope you find these helpful. Be sure to subscribe to my blog newsletter here, to get the shoe tying print off/5k training plan.

It’s really important that you know your feet and take the best care of them that you can, because you only have 2 feet. Your feet will thank you in the long run!

Are you in, for the Virtual 5K? Let’s get in shape together! Sign up here, and I will send you the 5K plan and the shoe tying print out. 

Which way do you tie your shoes?

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4 thoughts on “Want To Run A VIRTUAL 5K With Me? (& How To Tie Your Running Shoes)”

  1. How cool! I can’t wait to see everyones photos from around the world! Didn’t even know there were different ways to tying shoelaces haha…#amateur #thankgoodness4critiquepartners xx

    1. It will be a blast! Isn’t it crazy how you can tie the shoe laces in so many different ways? I was surprised at how good some of them felt when I put the shoe on. I’m changing the way I tie my shoes from now on. Glad you enjoyed the post! I am pumped about the virtual 5K! 🙂

  2. I did not know there were so many ways to tie a shoe! I tie mine the regular way, I guess. Never thought about it much 🙂 I am up for this virtual 5K 🙂

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