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.
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.
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!
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