Well I broke down today and went to the running shoe store, why may you ask, very simply my shins were killing me.
After a quick look around the web I found that I have a rare stride call over supination. Big word meaning that I land on the outside of my heal and roll my foot forward until I am pushing off of the little toe.
Better than a pronator I guess but it does stress the shin and the 2 lbs that I have lost since I started this little running experiment I am unwilling to gain back. So off to the store I proceeded.
Wife and kidlets in tow. Just to sit in front of this nice young lady and have her ask me to remove my shoes and socks so that she could measure my feet. Did I mention that I was just leaving work and no one should make this request of my feet, pheweeee. Oh well at any rate I did what I was asked and passed this test.
Then the inevitable question? Are you training for anything. No I am not, just thought I would buy a shoe or two. Well in reality I am. Training to whip the crap out of one of my fellow co-workers in a local 5k. Then I am on to bigger and better things, running a 1/2 marathon somewhere at the end of summer. Then maybe a full marathon next spring.
This running thing has really hit a nail on the head with me. I love it and love the quietness of it all.
Well until tomorrow.