Brendan, Aaron and I had an afternoon of fun today. It all started as an email on Friday from Aaron to me saying something along the lines of “what the F do I do about the blisters I get when running I despise them so much”. So naturally I sent back a three part email with solutions and we ultimately decided to make a trip to the running store for some official running shoes. Very neccesary.
With that being said, I’d like everyone to welcome a new runner to the community. Say hiiii, Aaron!
I’M SO EXCITED YOU ARE A RUNNER. Sorry for creepily taking pictures when your back was turned.
Anyway, he ended up with what the store owner called “the BMW of running shoes”; the Brooks Glycerin. Brendan wanted to know what the “Jeep” of running shoes would be since Aaron drives a Jeep. So silly! The guy wouldn’t tell us.
I couldn’t convince Brendan to get fitted for running shoes. Someday I’ll get him. (Insert evil laughter).
Post-shoe shopping excursion, we went to hit some golf balls. Please see exhibit A – my stellar form and great golfing outfit:
I was in stall #19, which coincidentally is the number of “I’ll Have Another”, the horse that won the Kentucky Derby yesterday. Yes, that’s what I was excited about. Horses are amazing and unbelievable animals to me.
This is what I’m doing now:
I don’t know how I used to take full ice baths, because my foot hurts from being so cold. I made Brendan hold my hand. So dramatic. I’m concerned about hypothermia and having to get my toes amputated. Seriously though, I used to sit in entire bathtubs of ice; did I lose my toughness?
Since it took me so long to write this (AKA I started making dinner in the middle of posting), I am now heating my foot. The heat seems to be helping way more – same with my foot bath yesterday. A sports massage therapist I went to once actually told me he doesn’t think ice does much for muscles; he believes heat is the way to go…something I had never heard before but kind of makes sense.
Anyway, it feels a lot like a strained muscle in my foot. I keep telling myself it’s just “tired” from working differently in my new minimalist shoes. Hopefully I’ll get used to them – for now I’m planning to alternate running in my Brooks Launch with running in my previous shoe, the Brooks Ghost. Obviously I’ll begrudgingly rest for a couple days as well.
Last night I was wearing heels and they actually made my foot feel better; it was easier to walk because the pressure was on the ball of my foot instead of the outer edge. To complete my outfit, I wore bright pink compression socks under my jeans and brought a purse full of water and Nuun. And no one even knew…runner secrets! Note to self: don’t wear compression socks when dancing, it gets way too hot. Also, you probably shouldn’t go out dancing when you have foot pain.
Do as I say, not as I do.
Hope you had a great weekend! Tell me about all the fun things you did!