Today : 4.7 / 34:58 / 7:26
Week : 8.27
Cold and rainy today. Rain was steady throughout the whole run. Thankfully it wasn't heavy enough to completely drench my clothing, although I certainly wasn't dry either. I am in awe of the fact that I can actually enjoy a run in this weather. It used to be that I would take a day off if it was raining, snowing, icing, or below freezing. Now, I run no matter what the weather. The hardest part is getting out the door. Once I'm out and running, it's never as bad as I thought it would be. (This is not to say that I particularly enjoy freezing to death while running...but it always ends up feeling better than not running.)
I wore my Mizuno Wave Nirvana 8s today. I got them at the beginning of November. I have been wearing them on and off. First, the tongue bruised the top of my foot, and I had to switch them out for awhile. Then they bruised the bottom of my heel. Most days I run in them without trouble, but the fact that they have hurt me in 2 different ways when most shoes don't hurt me at all worries me. So, I bought new shoes recently. But after getting shin splints yesterday, I decided to switch back and see if that helped. I suspect the shin splints were a combination of tight calves and me not tying my laces tight enough yesterday. But I need more than one day to know for sure.
It makes me angry that every time I find the perfect shoe, it is discontinued so that I can never buy another pair just like it. Then I end up going through 3 or 4 pairs that are ok, but not great. For the amount of miles I put in, I'd really like to ALWAYS love the shoes on my feet! And I would like to do that without having to spend hundreds of dollars stocking up on multiple pairs of shoes at once when I find an amazing pair...