Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Running? Seriously??

I know. It's as astounding to me as it is to you, but I actually RAN FOR 3 MINUTES IN A ROW YESTERDAY. TWICE!!! (Day 1, Week 3 of "Couch to 5K") And I didn't drop dead! I wasn't sure I could do it. In fact, I did the previous week's run/walk an extra time just because I didn't think I was ready to move on to week 3. And when I turned on my Week 3 podcast, and the guy said I was going to have to run three minutes, I almost didn't even try. And then before I knew it, the first three minutes were over and I thought..."that was never three minutes!"

So then at the end of the run/walk, I realized that my right toes were numb. Again. Both of the chiropractors I see have been telling me to get new shoes from New Balance. The shoes I've been walking in are literally about 7 or 8 years old, but I think I only worn them about 5 times.

So anyway today I went to New Balance, where they actually FIT your feet. Turns out I was wearing shoes 1/2 size too small, and not wide enough in the toes. And when the fitter guy made me walk barefoot he said my left foot rolls in weird and had I injured that foot, and I was thinking that yeah, I broke it or sprained it bad bad bad or something my Freshman year of college, but I wouldn't go to the doctor and so I just wrapped it up in a ace bandage and borrowed crutches that were way too tall for me and hoped people would feel sorry for me and drive me to class a lot, which they mostly did.

And I'm thinking.....hmmm.......wonder that's why my hips are out of whack.

I opted for the New Balance shoes with "motion control" that supports your ankles and keeps your heels stable, and the inserts that are supposed to really help with your feet rolling inwards. Tomorrow I'll take them out for the 1st spin. I'm excited!


Sarah said...

Good for you! Are you really going to do a 5k? Keep moving, girl :) I love running!!

Tobie said...

I am so excited for you! Maybe you can inspire me...I know I need to do something. What are you doing?? We can discuss this next week over wine..

Lauren Murphy said...

How were those shoes? Where did you get the inserts?
I need to start walking and I admire you for being able to even start it!!!