Everyone knows of my quest to find MY new shoe! I mean, seriously, what else do you have to worry about in your life than MY need for a new running shoe?! GAWD! See previous posts for my trip down Asics lane into the ugliest shoe in America, OK, all of North America, that should cover it. But wait, I see the UPS man, could it be, would it be...it IS. My original pair of shoes, the KSwiss misouls from Road Runner Sports. YESSSS!
First - the Asics - fine, they're ugly. They are also giving me the shin splint twinge on the right leg after two baby sized runs. I will give them one-two more chances and if I'm still feeling it, back to RRS they go.
Second - the KSwiss - not terribly attractive but they DO come with drainage holes and two sets of inserts. One for racing and one for training, one just lighter than the other. Drainage holes are very important in tri-land OR if your feet sweat a river when you run. I did my first workout in them and, drum roll, no shin splint twinge. I'm so sensitive to it. It's part of the reason I stopped running. I couldn't deal with IT band and shin splint shiz any longer. Furthermore, it was my track workout for the week. Big shout out to my coach, triswami - who insists on talking to 'us' when we're doing 6x800's. Um, I can't really speak and I can hardly hear you because I'm just this side of 'tarded. By 'us' I mean me and Tilghman and by Tilghman, I mean ironTilly. She's getting ready for a marathon because Ironman just wasn't enough for her this year!
Third - the heels - why am I such a jackass? I mean really, post track workout when you wanted to puke on your new shoes and you wear heels to work. Freakin genius! I gimped around all day and looked like a moron. Shocker, I know.
So there it is, Asics zero, Kswiss one, heels negative one. More to come but I'm hopeful that one of these daYum shoes will work. This is torture. OH, and if you've never tried Stuffits, they're great to keep stinky, wet shoes feeling fresh. And no, they didn't pay me, I won them at a race. See, I do win prizes, but they should pay me, shouldn't they?!
Off to swim...