After having a physically and emotionally frustrating week, I thought I should try to get back out on the trail and start running again. Those endorphins help to keep me on cloud nine.
The last time I ran, was before Thanksgiving...I have used multiple excuses... Pain and discomfort, numb legs, cold weather, stress, blah blah blah.. I know, they were all just convenient excuses.
So, in order to get my stride back, I headed to a Specialty Shop to get fitted for the right type of shoe.
HA!! It turns out, I have been in the wrong shoe wearing the wrong size. How could I not know? Well......I just didn't, but the extreme leg pains I was experiencing in November were a telltale sign that the shoes were worn out with less than 200 miles on them. So today, I happily purchased last years model of a shoe built for stability at a 25 percent discount (last years model). Brooks... I have never tried these. I hear good and bad reports (everybody has their own personal favorite), but I have also used Asics, Saucony, and New Balance. I guess we will find out when the pains set in again.
I wanted to try them out, but it is raining (another excuse) and I have to pack for work....
But I can no longer use the excuse that I need new shoes!! I am terribly behind in my mileage for the year..Yikes....I am so ashamed!!