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Think of Me as Quick and Witty - Please!


Friday, June 21, 2013

As you read this confession today, I want you to remember my blog from yesterday in which I highlighted myself being quick and witty. Ummmm. In case you didn't know it, I'm not always that way -- case in point: yesterday's training run. Since I was going to run in my neighborhood I thought it was a perfect time to try out my new running shoes. I could easily swing by home to change shoes if they weren't working out for me. You may have caught my earlier blog in which I told about my black toe nail and got the advice that I needed a bigger toe box and a professional fitting, both of which I got.

So, I got out to run before 7am, just a little blurry-eyed. The air was heavy and humid, but not too hot, and I found a shaded street. As I ran I thought to myself that these shoes feel really different from any of my other pairs. They definitely were roomier - good. My sore toe didn't rub at all. But, they didn't offer as much support especially for the arch. I was questioning whether the orthotic I switched to, no longer needing a "metatarsal lift" per the running store, was the right one for me. As my run approached three miles I swear I could feel gravel, mulch, and any asphalt bump on the road. Don't I need more padding in these shoes?? I'm just going to have to take them back, I thought.

So I got home, took off the new shoes, and started to put them back in the shoe box. And then I saw them. The orthotics I was suppose to be wearing were in the box AND the original inserts for the shoes were there, too. I had been running on the bare bottom of the shoes. Duh. Quick and witty? Who, me??
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AQUAGIRL08 6/24/2013 1:25PM

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DONNABRIGHT 6/22/2013 1:25PM

    Glad you didn't do any damage to your feet!

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ONEKIDSMOM 6/21/2013 7:32PM

    emoticon Sounds like something *I* would do. Quick and sleepy, I would say. emoticon

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SLIMLILA 6/21/2013 4:24PM

    Marsha,
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Lila

Must have been a little too early even for you!!

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UZA77777 6/21/2013 2:59PM

    Thank you for the smile... I do things like that all too frequently, myself... :)

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MEXGAL1 6/21/2013 1:43PM

    Oh my goodness....I do hope they work out okay once you insert them.


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FROSTY99 6/21/2013 1:26PM

    Well I guess now you know that barefoot running is not for you emoticon

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PMFISH 6/21/2013 1:04PM

    When you can laugh at yourself, you have to be quick and witty. When we were younger we chalked those things up to just having to much to do and being in too much of hurry, so what has really changed? Amazed you were able to run as much as you did.

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MARGARITTM 6/21/2013 11:33AM

    HHHHMMMMM - after a rain soaked run .... I took out the liners from my running shoes to dry out ...... several days later .... ran a half marathon ...wondered why my feet were hurting.... wound up with a blister the size of baked potato...... no duh.... forgot to put the liners back in my shoes.

Sisters?

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ROCKLAND2010 6/21/2013 11:29AM

    Your feet got a bit of an extra workout...
Happy Friday!

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TRYNAGAIN194 6/21/2013 11:23AM

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COCK-ROBIN 6/21/2013 10:59AM

    You're doing good.

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JOYINKY 6/21/2013 10:40AM

    Well early morning; who expects quick and witty!? ;)
Glad you found the problem!

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BOOKAPHILE 6/21/2013 10:34AM

    I'm glad you found the problem and fixed it. Let us know how they work out!
Everyone has moments like that. Don't kick yourself for it!

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STRIVERONE 6/21/2013 10:30AM

    So you're not not going to become Marsha, the minimalist runner?

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MSLZZY 6/21/2013 10:14AM

    Oh, ouch! No wonder they didn't feel right. Bet you put them right in the shoes.

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IFDEEVARUNS2 6/21/2013 9:34AM

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 6/21/2013 9:01AM

    No wonder that they were roomy! Give those feet a good massage.
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Marsha, it happens to ALL of us! SO Glad you found them! Have a GREAT weekend! emoticon

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CELIAMINER 6/21/2013 8:28AM

    Love _Linda's comment! Brain farts do happen, and as you said, it was early. Let us know how the shoes feel WITH the extra cushioning.

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_LINDA 6/21/2013 8:24AM

    So you had a brain fart :) Happens to us all for sure. Mornings are especially tough. I am assuming you were able to enjoy the rest of your run once you got the padding and support back in.. I guess there will be no 'barefoot' running shoes in your future ;)

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DLDROST 6/21/2013 8:16AM

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