It's a good day when you pick up your custom orthotics.
And an even better day when you buy new running shoes.
And instead of being frustrated that I can't try them both out today, I'm going to be positive, since that day will soon come.
Here is a photo of my orthotics, the new ones are on the left, and they feel pretty good. I wanted to try them out with a short run this afternoon, but the Doc said I need to ease into wearing them. Which means an hour today, two hours tomorrow, and so on. Once I have them on for a full day, then I can ease into running in them. Right now I feel like a horse at the racetrack, rarin' to go, but I'll be good, and follow orders. Although I'm getting even more nervous about the Boilermaker 15k, it's coming up fast and I'm paranoid about my level of fitness right now.
But a trip to Fleet Feet calmed me down, I was due for a new pair of running shoes, and after trying on a few other styles and brands, I ended up with the Brooks Adrenaline again. But in a bigger size:
Yup, I'm up half a size to an 11.5. My left foot is larger than the right, and the toe box seemed tighter on that foot, so I went with these.
I've had a couple of nick names in relation to my height and shoe size, "Molly Boats" was one (get it, my feet are the size of boats?) as well as "Sasquatch". That was my nick name in college, given to me by my friend Lori.
Ever hear that Pearl Jam song "Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town?"
There's a line that goes: "perhaps that's what, no one wants to see?"
If you sing it quickly, it sound's like "But that's Sasquatch, do you want to see??"
That would set Lori off, especially if we were in the bar and it came on the jukebox.
Thanks to everyone who entered my SCAPE giveaway.....I used random.org to choose the winner, and it is Jeff, at Jeff Vanis' Blog! Congrats : )
Now let's close with a bit of Pearl Jam.......I heart Eddie Vedder.