Monday, May 9, 2011

New shoes!!

"Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions." 
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Now, here's a visual of what has led to a wonderful discovery.

My Saucony's are 2 inches high on the side and this was exactly the point of my infury ;)
(that was a typo, but I just had to leave it - New word: Infury = Infuriating Injury)!

So I took my older Saucony's and cut the hard contour off.
Success...the infuriating injury improved quickly!

When I saw that it was working, I decided to go shop for new shoes.

I LOVE my Mizuno Wave Ronin 3!
The heel is thicker than on the Saucony, which I thought might be a problem. I'm definitely a mid foot runner, and I didn't think I needed a thicker heel, but I decided to go with how I felt when I ran in them. They are super lightweight, flexible and mega-comfortable.

Unless you've just come off your own "infury" you probably can't fully grasp how excited I am to be running pain-free. Although my runs are short these days (5 X 2 minutes of running interspersed with 1 minute of walking today), they are strong and I feel great! I am one lucky woman!

Asthma update: As you may have noticed from my sidebar, I had to take prednisone last week (for 8 days). Today is day 3 without prednisone and I really hope to beat my record of 143 days off. I'm actually quite thrilled at how long I can now go without taking this loaded, I'm okay with the short stint on it.

Happy running everyone!


Marlene said...

Very innovative! :) Glad you've pin-pointed the problem and find yourself running PAIN FREE (!!!!) again!!

Paul said...

I hope you are doubly happy to be running again because you DEBUGGED YOUR OWN PROBLEM!

Very satisfying, no?

There should be a medal for that. Hmm.

Kate said...

Hooray! Hooray! Hooray! So glad you're running pain free again. Let's hope that darn heel stays fixed this time!

Caroline said...

fantastic news!
no pain! very happy for you!
very clever of you to have found a solution to your problem!!!
who needs those Dr?!!!!

Irene said...

Love the new kicks! I hope they give you many miles'

I hope you won't need the pred soon.

Take care'

ajh said...

Love the new shoes. If they keep you pain free they are worth anything!

Claire said...

How awesome!! Way to fix your own problem!!

Meg said...

That's great news about your shoe issue AND your prednisone...stay well!!
I hope you had a great Mother's Day!!

Char said...

I love your typo - says what you mean and means what you said.

Gaspegirl said...

Awww, you are just coming off Pred again too :S Oh well, at least it makes us feel better while we are taking it.

Great news about the new shoe find... I hope they continue to help you run pain free.

Make it a great day!

Giorgio said...

Thanks for sharing, Anne! A friend of mine had an "infury" with Saucony running shoes too. I don't understand why those running shoes are higher on the side than other shoes such as Asics or Adidas.

Alicia said...

Love the new word! And the new shoes. :) Here's hoping they leave you feeling light on your feet again!

Johann said...

I like this a lot! I’m all for re-shaping shoes where needed. Glad you can run pain free, that is awesome! The runs will get longer soon.

Jamoosh said...

Ah the joy of new shoes! And now I have an excuse to get another pair. Please post another reason to buy new shoes next week. Thanks!

Lily on the Road said...

Sorry to read you were back on prednisone for awhile again. Glad to read that you are weaning off of it again, that's great!

Interesting about your kicks and your infury (love that word)...This maybe something you should write to them (Saucony) about, I'm certain they will always listen to feedback. I have a perma-bruise from Saucony's on the inside of one foot.

Jill said...

Excellent news!!! I wish A simple fix would help my infury, too!! What Sauconys are those, btw? I love how "flat" they are, that's what I need for my heel!

Anne said...

I went shoe shopping last weekend and almost bought the Ronins. Do let us know if they keep the 'infuries' away.

momof3 said...

Uh huh, I. Feel the infury... thus my frickin ankle became the f'ankle. Good luck with the new shoes. And, love that we both took up cycling... too funny. That's done wonders for my infury.

Anabela (Bela) Neves said...

Love the new shoes and congrats on running pain free, there is no better feeling!

Dawn said...

I'm so happy that you discovered the problem and was able to find a pair of shoes that are just right for you! Happy running :)

tink said...

Love the shoes, wish I could try something like that (I'm currently in saucony kinvara's).
Oh yes and congrates on being pain free! Keep it up!

Amy said...

Infury - now that is a good word invention!
Did you cut them with scissors - didn't they start to fall apart?