For my birthday this year, I got some money from my parents, Dave’s parents, and my aunt and uncle. I also got a Zappo’s gift card from my sister-in-law. With some of the money and the Zappos card I bought these:
Merrell barefoot pure gloves! I love them. Basically they’re Vibram soles (like Vibram five-finger shoes), but they look a little more mainstream. I’m wearing them for walking – I might branch into running with them, but we’ll see. My Brooks are so good to me, I don’t necessarily feel a need. However, I wanted to strengthen my feet by wearing them to walk. I think it’s working – I’ve worn them the past week and my feet are actually a little sore (each day a little less so). So far I haven’t walked over 3-4 miles in them at a time. The shoes are super comfortable, light, and bendy. Love them!
And the missing 22 week shot:
I’m working on different things to do with my hands.
Mosie jumped in for the photo shoot, too.
I took 22 weeks and the Boston marathon as inspiration and ran 6.5 miles yesterday in 1:03:08, 9:43 avg. pace. Here are some of the average paces of the big players at Boston yesterday:
- Ryan Hall (4th place): 4:46
- Kara Goucher (5th place, and just had a baby 7 mos. ago): 5:32
- Desi Devali (2nd place): 5:27
- Joan Benoit Samuelson (she’s 53): 6:33
- Geoffrey Mutai (1st place): 4:42
- Molly: 7:59 (holy cow, girl!)
- Sarah: 7:53 (again, dang!)
Have you dabbled any in barefoot or minimalist running (or walking)?
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