Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Taming of the Shoe

During the past couple of weeks, I have been uncomfortable. My right knee has been causing me pain and my right calf has been very tight.

Just like a trainer, I have stretched the hip and the calf most days of the week to alleviate the pain — with little to no success.

Since today was such a pretty day, I decided to risk the hip and go for a run. (Sounds disastrous, I know!)

To get ready for my run, I changed into my running shoes and walked about 50 yards to the corner. By the time I reached the corner, I realized that my hip and knee no longer hurt.

That is when it dawned on me: I have been working out in my street shoes all week. Apparently the shoes have been the cause of my discomfort.

Chris always speaks of the importance of a good running shoe. It's not that I didn't believe her, but I always thought as them as just that: running shoes.

We are going to have a burial for the street shoes. I just hope the EPA doesn't find where I buried them (although the dead foliage within a 100-foot radius may be a give-away).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hahaha, true dat! stinkiest sneakers i've ever been the victim of!
- valster