What can I say? I love to run. I've run 4 full marathons and 6 halfs. But I love God more and I'm determined to run this race of life for Him to receive the ultimate prize of Heaven. I'd like to share my thoughts with you. You can agree or disagree. Comment or don't. You can read or not read. But it's here if you want it. Enjoy! .

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Anyone Seen My Heel?


Today was a great day! I ran 12 miles this morning and the weather was perfect. Cool when I began but warming up nicely as I was finishing. At one point, I passed a house that was being built. I noticed that the windows were reflecting a bright red color. I honestly thought the house was on fire for a split second. But I quickly realized it was a reflection of the sunrise. I looked the other way and saw an amazing, awesome, God-sent sunrise. The run was great, but that made it even better.

I ran 2 more miles in the afternoon - 1 1/2 of them with Carter. We ran it in 13:28 which is a minute and a half improvement over the last time we timed that distance. My goal for him is 28 min. or less for this 5K in April. I really think he can do it. He is doing so well and he's finally reached that point where running is starting to be fun and isn't that hard anymore, especially the shorter distances. It's so much fun and an absolute blessing to be training him and running with him. This family 5K was a great idea.

Ok, now to the title. I bought new shoes a little over a month ago. I got Mizuno Wave Runners. I love the feel of them. They are very light on my feet and they fit my feet great. I have had Mizunos before and have enjoyed each pair, but for some reason, the heel on my left shoe has already worn nearly off. I don't think I've ever had a pair wear down so quickly. So I can't say I'm impressed this time with the Mizunos. I hate that b/c I really do like how they feel and especially how light they are. But I might as well be running my long runs by hopping on my left heel. Now I'm sure I run weird. I know I pronate so I'm sure I run in a way to damage the heel, but I still think there has to be some shoes that will last longer than a month. I can't afford new shoes every month. Plus, my heels are FINALLY starting to feel better after a long time of pain. I can wake up in the morning now and walk on them with no pain. And I'm so afraid that my heels are going to start hurting again but I cannot go get new shoes, not yet. If anyone reading has any suggestions on better shoes with stronger heels, let me know.

Hope everyone has a good week and as always...

Keep runnin',


  1. Congrats on the great run. I love it when the weather is perfect.

    Sounds like your son is doing great. He's going to have fun in the 5K!

    Wish I had an answer regarding the shoes. I couldn't afford a new pair every month either. I hope you figure something out.

  2. You need to look into POSE running. Heel-striking is going to do a lot of damage to your feet and knees in the long run.