Learning all about my feet at Maine Running Company
I realized while coaching field hockey season that I need to run. Not because I see me needing to outrun a charging moose or anything like that. More because I have a big looming birthday and I realized that what I was asking my field hockey players to do was just not in my ability range anymore. So now that the field hockey is over, I'm learning everything there is to know about running. I spent a lot of time learning all sorts of tips for new runners, and even found a training program for out of shape people like me called the Couch to 5K. It is an interval training program that starts out with a lot of walking and increases over time to all running. I also downloaded and app for my iPod that times the intervals and informs me when to run or walk.
My first steps in my new kicks
After my first run in my old kicks my feet were so sore I didn't think I would ever want to go out running again. One of the number one tips I kept reading about for new runners was to get fitted for sneakers. When I did a three day 60 mile walk a few years ago I got fitted for walking sneakers, and knew that it was time again. If you have never gotten yourself fitted for sneakers, indulge and go. This weekend I went to Maine Running Company and got myself fitted for new kicks. So after nine short weeks (although I'm sure that they will be very long) I might just be able to make it through one of my own practices.