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Jun 21

The Agony of De-Feet*

Today’s topic – feet.  Both mine and Jennie’s.  Still there? Or did you run away yet?  I’d probably have run away.

Well, if you are still there, two quick updates. 

First, yesterday afternoon I managed to step on bee.  I’m not allergic to bee stings, but the bottom of my foot swelled up pretty good.  I spent the morning with my foot in an bucket of ice water to reduce the swelling.  My swim at lunch seemed to help too. 

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The bike ride was a bit more interesting though.  The cleat of my bike shoe (aka. where all my pressure is) was right over, or rather under, the swollen part of foot.  It was uncomfortable at first, but I eventually got used to it.  I finished with 27.5 miles in 1:28:17 which put me over 4,000 miles on my bike too!!!

Now, on to Jennie’s feet.  No disgusting foot pictures for this part.  I promise.  Besides, she has cute feet anyways.

Tonight, Jennie and I went to Gazelle Sports, the local running shop, where she bought her first pair of real running shoes!  No more whatever-is-on-sale-and-looks-cute from Kohl’s for this new runner. 

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She was a bit nervous at first, not knowing what to expect.  However, we had a very helpful salesman named Eric who did an excellent job helping her out.  He helped her try out a variety of shoes; Brooks DYAD (what I wear), Adidas AdiStar Solution, Pearl Izumi syncroPace III, Suacony ProGrid Echelon, and a pair of Asics.  After spending some time walking around in each pair, it was down to the Brooks DYADs or the Saucony Echelons.  So, it was off to the treadmill to see which pair worked best.  After walking for a bit, the Saucony’s came out as the clear winner.  And as a bonus, they were on sale!

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Fingers crossed that she has plenty of existing running clothes that match the shoes so that they don’t require a new wardrobe! :)  You gotta match you know!

*Title courtesy of Jennie

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  1. Lisa

    Yay for her new shoes!

    And ouch for the bee sting. I’m not technically allergic,but I have ‘severe reactions’ to bee stings. Once I stepped on one and my whole foot was swollen! Not fun!

  2. Maria

    Well congrats on her first pair, it’s exciting. Britney got her first pair a few months ago and loves having real running shoes!
    Good luck on the matching wardrobe!
    Hope your bee sting heals ok!

  3. Patrick

    bummer on that bee sting. would be a good time to practice light on your feet spinning so you don’t feel all that pressure on the bottom of your foot.

  4. Aimee (I Tri To Be Me)

    Wow..that is just crazy about the bee sting! Good thing you’re not allergic! And, hooray for Jennie getting a new pair of running shoes! :)

  5. lindsay

    i like jennie’s feet much better! :)

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