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I Love My Screw Shoes - Enjoying The Run

I wrote about screw shoes earlier in a #TuesdayTidbit, but today was the first time that I've ever had a pair. Basically I took an old pair of running shoes and my Hubby, Father-in-Law and Lil Man took care of putting the hex screws in the shoe.

As the snow was falling last night, my very first thought was
that I couldn't wait to get out there today and give them a try. So far with this injury the longest I've run is 4 miles, (and that was Wednesday) but that was on the treadmill. I ran 2 outside last week. So my goal today was 3.

It was cold. It was fairly windy, but it was beautiful out. For the first half mile, I could feel the hamstring. Basically I can feel the tension (at times like a poking sensation) where the hamstring attaches to my pelvic region. But as I ran, either I was too cold to notice or it eased up, but I forgot about it.

I kept the pace for the most part comfortable with a push. It was my first time running with my new screw shoes, it was slushy out, slick in spots, and I didn't want to really push the pace with me adding distance each week. I did register for the Capital 10-Miler, and I'm trying to build back up to 10 miles.

So at this point, distance is more important than the pace that I'm running them. I have to constantly remind myself of this. I was finally running in the 8's, at times 7's when the injury really hit me full force. But I know I have to be patient. And I know that I shouldn't increase pace and distance at the same time.

But today, I needed the fresh air. I took the time to think and pray. I took the time to breathe.




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Comments

  1. Ok - got it - had to read your Tuesday Tidbits - now I want some - I live in the snow and lots of slippery surfaces outside - Thank you!! And, so glad to hear you are running again - I had a couple of injuries this year and am getting ready to start runs again -

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    1. Good luck starting back. I couldn't believe how much better traction I had with the screw shoes. And super easy to make!

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  2. I did this last year when we had some random snow. I live in the south, so it's rare. But I searched online and found a few tips and went for it. I was really surprised at how well it worked!

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    1. I couldn't believe it. I thought it was really more hype than reality. I'm glad I was wrong :)

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  3. Inspiring! Susie from SusieQTpies Cafe! New FB blog follower :)

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    1. So glad to have you! Thanks for stopping by. I'll stop by your site also!

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