A bunch of useless crap
Published on May 8, 2012 By MasonM In Blogging

I have been doing my walking for exercise wearing an old pair of lightweight hiking shoes. My feet have been killing me because those shoes are simply not made for what I have been doing. This morning I went over to Dick's Sporting Goods.

I lucked out in that the young lady working the shoe department is a runner and actually knows what she's talking about. Once I explained to her that all of this is new to me, I know nothing at all about picking out the right athletic shoes, and what I intend to do with them she watched me walk, asked a bunch of questions including how much I wanted to spend (as little as possible LOL), and then told me I needed stability shoes.

She brought me three pairs to try on, two Brooks and one Asics. I walked around in each of them. The Brooks felt ok but didn't feel like they were really supporting the arch in my foot. The Asics felt great.

I bought the Asics 1170 shoes and immediately went for a walk in them. Wow, I had no idea a pair of shoes could feel so good or make such a huge difference. My feet didn't bother me at all.

I have a feeling I am going to hate putting on my work boots tomorrow LOL.

I am laid over in PA since yesterday. I am waiting to pick up a load and it won't be ready until some time tomorrow. I should get the email giving me the pick up time later today. In the meantime I can get out and do some walking.


Comments
on May 17, 2012

Hello Mason.  I am getting the feeling that you are starting to enjoy this in spite of yourself.  You will be running marathons before you know it.  Keep up the good work.  judy

on May 18, 2012

I am still a barefoot boy!  I own several pairs of shoes - but I prefer shoeless.

Glad you got a good person to help you!  I guess if you have to wear shoes, it helps to have a good pair.

on May 19, 2012

notronaj
Hello Mason.  I am getting the feeling that you are starting to enjoy this in spite of yourself.  You will be running marathons before you know it.  Keep up the good work.  judy

 

Hiya. You're right, I am enjoying it. This morning I went for a run (can you believe THAT?) on a nature trail. I did walk part of it, but ran most. It was a blast.

 

Marathon? Well, I have actually thought about it but I would probably have to get a hip replacement first LOL.

on May 19, 2012

Dr Guy
I am still a barefoot boy!  I own several pairs of shoes - but I prefer shoeless.

Glad you got a good person to help you!  I guess if you have to wear shoes, it helps to have a good pair.

 

Yeah, I know you prefer the barefoot thing. I actually mentioned you to someone the other day because of that. We were talking about running shoes. I can see you running a marathon barefoot, winning, and making your own laurel crown afterwords. LOL

 

Thanks.

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