I pretty much had the most productive weekend ever. It went like this:
runwalkvacuumcarwashwindowspackmopdyehairruncookswimclean and scrub.
What, you don't like to spend your holidays scrubbing the walls?
haha. But I'm telling you. Mr. Magic Clean is pretty much the sh!t :)
Oh, and who knew cleaning your house could burn as many calories as a 10 mile run? (yes I am a dork and I wore my HRM while cleaning.)
So last week was a new record for me:
A new total weekly mileage PR and a new Long Run PDR!James and I successfully ran our first 14 miler on Sunday, and my knee miraculously did not hurt! I felt a twinge once or twice, but it didn't last long, and there was no remaining residual pain! I'm very relieved; looks like I'll be fine for the Maui Half Marathon in ...gasp! 11 days! I have just uno mas long run left before heading off to Hawai'i. I don't know if its better to run 16 miles, or try running a fast 10-13 miles to fine tune my pace for the race. What would you do?
Since I was able to sum up my weekend in basically one sentence, I have some space left to share with you my latest discovery. It's something I had been suspecting for a few weeks now, and I finally got a confirmation on it.
I don't need stability shoes. I need neutral shoes.
I know your jaws are probably dropping to the ground right now. Julia.... how could you not have known??? That is such a rookie mistake!
Honestly, I don't really know. When I asked my PT what he thought of my feet, he said "Your left foot overpronates," without even watching me walk, move, or most importantly, RUN! But I never questioned him, and since then, I have been wearing stability shoes. However, that's also when all my feet/toe woes started. It basically feels like my feet have been rolled outward so that I am running on my pinky toe and the outer arch of my feet. The outer edges of my shoes are worn, while the inner part remains untouched.
A quick trip to the running store and a walking gait test later, it's been determined I need a NEUTRAL shoe, because I have only the slightest bit of pronation. Ah ha! I knew it.
So I tried on a few pairs, and I am thinking about going with the Mizuno Wave Rider 12.
Has anyone tried this shoe? Any thoughts? I would love to hear any good/bad dish you have about the shoe before I make the decision. Muchos Gracias.
I hope everyone had a splendid weekend! And the next one is only four more days away. I love having Tuesdays be Mondays. It puts me in such a wonderful mood :) Such a good mood that I almost had ice cream with breakfast. Ahhh! haha so bad. I know. So I resisted. But I most definitely was tempted!
Now if you will excuse me, I have to find my way back to the Rookie Runners Club :)