Check Your Shoes Often

Just a quick note before heading out to the Beaverdale Beaverdash 5k. Check your shoes often for signs of wear and tear. I was running the other day, and during the run the big toe on both feet was hurting. I thought it was odd, but after four miles I stopped running and walked home. Now, I wear Vibrams (the five fingered shoe) so there is not much material to start with. Anyway, I had holes in both toes. No wonder they hurt!

So be sure to inspect the one piece of equipment you need to run; your shoes. I probably have 300+ miles on them, a half marathon, a 20k, numerous 5k races, and countless training hours. Rest well dear shoes, you’ve earned it. (Maybe I should get them bronzed).

Live healthy, be happy!

Travis

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