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December 28, 2005

Conspicuous Consumption

Well I appear to be REALLY INTO this whole training thing.

Today I went to a local running store (American Running Company in Dunedin) and the owner helped analyze my running stride in order to fit me with the proper type of shoe. I've been running using the shoes I wear to the gym, which are NOT running shoes and therefore give less than zero support. They've been killing my shins.

My feet, while standing, are supinated (they roll outwards), but apparently my running stride is very "neutral." Neutral = good. So I bought a shoe that is for neutral/supinated runners.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you - the Asics Gel-Cumulus VII:

That's right, I bought a boy shoe. My feet are wide, so the men's version fit a lot better than the women's. Anyway, I haven't run in them yet, but I already love them beyond all measure because wearing them is like walking on kittens. If kittens were squooshy and filled with jelly.

I love them so much that I'm sitting here wearing them. While in my pajamas. They're the apex of cool because the top of the shoe is basically just mesh, with very little else in the way of material. I can see my toes!

AND, I loved the socks I wore to try on shoes so much that I bought a pair of them, too - Balega Women's Enduro (with blue trim, not pink). These socks are like the shoes, with mesh on the top and padding on the sole.

In roughly 10 minutes I am going to complete my flurry of purchases by using the Amazon.com gift certificate my dad gave me to buy the Polar F4 heart rate monitor.

Oh, and there's someone reading this who is feeling VERY pleased with himself right now, but he needs to know that I will never, EVER, willingly run a 10K. Unless there's a big fat reward in it for me.

Posted by Highwaygirl on December 28, 2005 09:23 PM to the category Triathlon

muy bien HWG

muy bueno estes en la onda de entrenamiento fisico te vas a ver muy linda

feliz año nuevo¡¡¡

Posted by: cohen david at December 29, 2005 05:44 PM


*mimes 'awesome'*

I went to a store like that for running shoes. But my store has a cooler name: Phidippides. It's fun to say! Try it!

It was the first time ever I had bought shoes on the basis of something other than looks.

Posted by: Erika at December 30, 2005 04:03 AM

I need a sports footware store that does that foot evaluation thing. I want to be walking on kitties too!

Happy New Year.

Posted by: lifeonhold at December 30, 2005 08:43 PM

So there I was, sitting at my puter ripping a copy of Terrance Trent D'arby to CD from my venerable old vinyl when I thought to myself...what the hell is that Julie chick up to.(with Chick being used in the most respectful "Rock Chick" sense that mysteriously becomes "Rock Chix" when there is a gathering of two or more, why the spelling changes I have no idea)
So I took another bite of my beef jerky (natures most perfect food) and set out to catch up with the only girl I've ever met that thinks that having an embolism, falling down and cracking her melon is sexy.

So how's it going Julie? Whatcha been up ta?

I couldn't help but notice your President is still a slack jawed, protruding browed troglodyte.(with troglodyte being used in the most respectful primitive cave dweller sense)

Posted by: Jason at December 31, 2005 12:26 AM
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