This morning was one of those gorgeous June mornings with a bright blue sky, temperatures in the 60’s and no humidity. With such perfect running conditions I knew I needed to get out and take advantage of the day. I laced up, grabbed my Garmin and iPod and headed out the door. As I stood on the front step waiting for the Garmin to locate satellites I paused to look around at the beautiful day. Having second thoughts, I threw my devices back in the house and headed out.
During tonight’s run I decided to try my alternate pair of Netwon’s without socks. At first I thought there were no issues, but by a mile into the run I had blisters on both feet, I could barely walk, and my shoes were starting to look like victims of a massacre. At that point I made the decision to take my shoes off planning I would hobble back to the car. Once I got the shoes off and my feet started to feel better, I decided I would try and run.
I have had many people ask me how to get the right pair of running shoes. In my experience, it’s all about the fit. If the shoes fit right, it makes running so much more enjoyable. If not, well, this is often the culprit of stories beginning with “I tried to start running once, BUT…” Continue reading