Saturday, March 30, 2013

Yea or Nay

The jury is still out on the Mizuno Elixirs. I have only been able to get in 6-10 miles a week the last few weeks, due to husbands going away, snow storms and illness. But every time I ran in them I seemed to have new pains. Pains in my knee, cramps in the arch of my foot and just general leg unhappiness :( So I talked to the fabulous folks at Maine Running Company and it looks as though I will have to make a trek to Portland to see if we can work something out. They told me that the Elixirs and the Tri Noosas are very similar shoes so I shouldn't have any new problems. But I had used insoles in my Asics because I was told to try them to help with a tendon problem I have in my left leg/foot. A pain that has been really bad since switching to the Elixirs.......but I hadn't put the insoles in the Elixirs. So, I did put them in for my last run, and I think it was better. I will give it another go in a day or so when my tendon has calmed down and try with the insoles in one more time before I drive to Portland to return them.


 So, I went back to Maine Running Company and bought new insoles. One run in and it feels better. Hoping this works!

On a sadder and unrelated note....On March 27th I delivered a birthday cake for a little boy with at/rt cancer. I offered to make the cake for the family for free and thankfully they accepted. I had watched the facebook page for nearly a year. I had hoped he would get better. He did not. On March 27th, Adam turned 2. On March 28th he passed away. I'm not sure why this boy, who I did not know, touched me so much. I cried for this boy like i knew him. Maybe it was because he kind of reminded me of my Oliver. Maybe it's the just the mother in me that sees a baby hurting and just feels it too deeply. Whatever it is, it has done something to me. I don't know how to go about doing any of the things that are in my head right now....but I want to do something. Maybe organize a race to raise money for Pediatric cancer research? Try to raise funds by people pledging money per mile I run? I don't know....I have to do something. Cancer is a terrible thing. But it's just so much more cruel and terrible when it takes the life of a baby. 

Anyway......The weather seems to be turning to spring....finally.

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