Obviously I haven’t been around much. I haven’t run in a week, I thank my cold/flu/plague thing for that. But… I have been busy.
There is a new thing in the works. If you follow me on Facebook or twitter you will (hopefully) see some #disneytrail posts popping up. That is the lead in to the new thing
It is pretty exciting. The big day announcement will be October 14th. There are a ton of stuff in the works, including something I will leak here right now…
A Podcast. Cool right? My team and I are developing a new running podcast called Running Coast to Coast. We are scattered all over North America so the name fits. I hope you tune in to hear what it’s all about and of course SUBSCRIBE! It will be available for free on iTunes and a couple of other places, like here on my blog.
Meanwhile, back at the homestead, I have been reading (surprise surprise!) about running. It astounds me how many people talk about losing their toenails! I have a news flash for you :Your shoes are too small!
As if I should talk…
I have lost a lot of weight, and with that comes new sizes in everything…even shoes. Weird, but true. I had worn out my Adidas Glide 4 (I loved those shoes by the way, I wear them in my back yard still) and went to my local shop to buy a new pair. Sadly, the Glide 4 is the OLD model and the new model just didn’t fit the same. Dear Shoe Companies, Why do you change the models? I finally find a shoe that works for me and you discontinue it. DISLIKE!
So…Skippy at the shop had me try on Brooks Ghost 5 (also an older model but the price was right) I loved them. But the size 10 felt a little sloppy (yes I have giant feet – to be fair, I am a tall girl) so I went down a half-size. I loved them. They made my feet look girly, the colour was pretty AND I really like the venting! The air flow through the shoe was awesome for hot summer days. I ran around the store and decided YES to the Ghost 5. I ran all over the River Valley. Then it began to happen.
I started getting blisters on the TIPS of my toes. Never had this before. It wasn’t a huge deal…I kept running.
Then my baby toe popped through the side wall of my shoe…WHAT THE HELL?
Then I ran the Edmonton Half Marathon and by mile 12 I knew what was wrong. My shoes were too small.
MY SHOES WERE TOO SMALL!
I became one of those people who bought shoes that were too small!!! Luckily I keep my toenails trimmed nice and short, or I would have lost a nail or 9.
The moral of the story? BUY SHOES THAT FIT! My feet swell when I run so I need at least a half-size bigger then I would wear around town.
I went back to the store and they had a clearance on all kinds of Adidas glide 4 – I bought 2 pairs, size 10. These will be the last of the glides. I think I will go back to the Brooks because if the shoe was that comfortable being too small…it will likely be amazing being the right size.