Thursday, November 28, 2013
To be “thanks-giving”, or that is to say: to give thanks. I’m thankful for so much that has happened in this past year, as well as things that have been around for a while.
#2. I’m thankful for the family I have and the new additions to it.
#3. My friends and their support!
#4. The freedom to worship.
#5. The ability to run!
I’m really glad I had a great day. My friends and family got together and did a Dance Now Kinect game. (I think that’s what it’s called.) We ate lots of food, talked nerdy, and all that good stuff. Right now, I’m snacking on leftover red potatoes and cranberry sauce.
What are you most thankful for?
Monday, November 25, 2013
We’ve all heard that joke about a runner’s most expensive shoes are the ones they run in. In my case, this is true. But does higher price mean better quality, and in turn, better shoe?
So far, I’ve only worn out one pair of running shoes and am onto my second pair. I have to get shoes for pronation (but that’s a common problem) and I’ve always been led to believe that everything Nike says is golden…but is it??
Studies show that technically the thicker the sole you have, the more likely you are to get injured.
Here’s how it was explained to me: your heel is a transition mechanism. When you move from one terrain to another, the heels of your feet help make a smoother transition while running.
Say you go from running on grass to pavement: the thicker your sole, the harder your heels have to hit the pavement to get the transition. All that pounding puts wear and tear on your joints.
Thicker soles meant for pronation also can cause someone to over-pronate, causing more pain and improper form.
So the right shoe can help your form, which will help your health and running. Is thicker better?
But let’s not get too carried away, too thin a sole right away can be just as bad or even worse. I’m thinking about slowly transitioning into the Vibram Five Fingers, but all things in their own time.
What do you think?