A high-heel loving gal and her trusty sidekick…
Saturday, June 23, 2012

for Megs/Lavs

I fear for our future generations...

and if you can't read this, go HERE (it's worth it)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Reluctant Convert...

I finally caved...

I have HATED the Vibram running shoes (aka "toe shoes") for forever.

They are honestly the ugliest things ever created.  (Well, other than Naziism.)

BUT.  I heard they help quite a bit with knee pain during running.  Something about mimicking our natural footfall and letting our bodies do what comes naturally to us.

Well, guess what folks?  Sure as shit, they work!  I literally have not had a single little bitty bit of knee pain since I put them on a week ago.  Not one.

I am excited about this.

But I have already extracted promises from those around me that they will ridicule me endlessly if I wear them to do anything but run.  (I'm looking at you, Ryan Prentice.)
Saturday, June 9, 2012

running week 2-3

Well, Trying-to-Run week 2-3 update:

Things are going so-so.

The positives:

  • I actually sort of like it!  I can see myself maybe learning to not hate it... :)
  • It definitely jump-starts the weight loss - the week I ran all 3 runs, I lost 2 1/2 pounds
  • I feel great. After. (Not during.)
  • I haven't died yet.  And I've made it through each run of week 1 and week 2 without quitting/cheating!  Week 3 is supposed to start on Monday... Eek!
The negatives:
  • My knee.  It does not like it when I run. At all.  I thought I screwed something up, went to check in with my knee doc... he basically just said my knee would probably never really like running. He doesn't recommend it. But that I can really do whatever I want. So we'll see.  As of halfway through the Week 2 stuff, I've been switching off between running on treadmill/road and using the elliptical to lessen the impact.  
  • That's pretty much it.  As long as my knee will tolerate it, I'm definitely planning to keep it up!