The Importance of Good Shoes (and other goodies)

13 Oct

Here’s a great link to do an at-home shoe test:

Before I switched to my Brooks shoes (that I ADORE), I had knee problems and IT band friction issues. Running HURT. I could barely run a mile without pain. Running in pain makes running a CHORE, not a pleasure. Thankfully, a veteran runner friend suggested I visit my local running store and get fitted. I did, bought some shoes, and my running has VASTLY improved since then.

And for my next trick…..

I can’t wait to order them and try them for the longer runs! I start training for the 15k in January! I’ll be using Hal Higdon’s 15k Novice training plan. I’m really excited about it, and I’ve heard a lot of good things about all of his programs. Woo hoo!


One Response to “The Importance of Good Shoes (and other goodies)”

  1. Jennifer October 18, 2008 at 10:24 am #

    make sure you and hit a running store and try a couple of brands/flavors of gels before buying a whole case like that! I found out that I actually can’t use the gels AT ALL (they make me hurl, almost instantly. I can’t explain it. lol).. Jelly Belly also makes “sport beans” which are basically the same thing as the gel, just in jelly bean format. 🙂

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