Friday, October 23, 2009

Shoe shopping

My theory has been that my runners contributed to my weird foot injury from a couple of weeks ago. (They were 14 months old, so it's not shocking that I might need new ones.) I had decided to buy new ones, but I didn't want to do that until my foot was better.

This morning, I bought new runners. They are much more snug than my old ones. I immediately work them to my pump class, where they performed well. Tonight I went back to boxing, and they worked well there as well - and my foot is no more sore than it was when I got up today. (I didn't do any of the skipping at boxing - no point in being stupid about it.)

When I get home from boxing, I set my water bottle in the kitchen, then head off to the shower. As I was getting ready for my shower, I noticed that the fan cover in the bathroom was dusty.

Normally, this would be the kind of thing I'd ignore for a couple of weeks, but today I actually cleaned it.

I also did a little bit of shredding, but nothing major.


  1. I've heard that you're supposed to replace running shoes after you've run 500 miles--although that's hard to gauge when you're using them for things like boxing :-)

    Glad to hear you're feeling better.

  2. I think I heard they need to be replaced after 300 hours - which I definitely haven't hit. Between colds and travel, I missed a bunch of weeks of workouts in the last year. It probably depends what you're using them for, though.

  3. I run on Wii fit without shoes and have noticed my feet and calves feel like they are on fire when I do. I will have to be getting some shoes I thinK!

  4. Jackie, one other thing you can do is make sure you're stretching enough - I know if I don't stretch my calves before running, they will hurt. (Of course, I avoid running, so I'm not necessarily the best judge.)