CONGRATULATIONS to all the runners out there who competed in their big spring races this weekend. We had lots of PR's in blogland, very inspiring! Thankfully for those in the PNW, we had amazing weather.
Meanwhile back at the ranch, I was preparing for my spring "A" race this coming weekend (Indianapolis Mini Marathon). Saturday, I went into my local FleetFeet store to pick up a waist pouch to carry my too-large Droid. I thought I might get crazy and get a new running hat or visor! But instead I started looking at the new running shoes (I have 3 pairs of "new" running shoes in my closet right now, clearly the last thing I needed to be looking at).
FleetFeet carries the Vibram Five Fingers and I've really been wanting to try them on. What could it hurt? (Besides, oh, about $100 + 9.8% sales tax.)
With a fair amount of effort, I donned those ridiculous looking Bikilas and ran up and down the block a few times. They felt GOOD.
Would I really use these? Will they become the new BFF for my feet?
What to do? $100 is not insignificant for me. And I am NOT a spontaneous shopper! I mean, I've been courting my first Garmin for over a year and still do not see a marriage in my future!
Wouldn't you know, I walked out of that store with those Bikilas under my arm.
I'm nervous and excited. I can't decide if I should keep or return them for a visor! I emailed my physical therapist to get his advice so look forward to hearing him. In the meantime, I'm NOT wearing them outdoors and I'm looking for advice from folks out there on how to break these in.
Other thoughts? Should I just stick with the socks on the treadmill and smooth sidewalks and save the $$?
Do you ever get over the silly appearance? Or does the odd appearance become a badge of honor?
My almost 2-yr old took one look at them and exclaimed, though questioningly, "Feet! Feet?"