Wellfie Wednesday: Don’t Let Your Sneaker Consume Your Sole
Today’ s Wellfie Wednesday: Don’t Let Your Sneaker Consume Your Sole (see what I did there?) I found the New Balance 991 sneaker in college. They were $120 (which for me was a lot of money for a sneaker) but in my defense, I could use one pair for about a year. I loved this sneaker. They fit my wide foot well, and it felt like walking on clouds. The New Balance 991 is now defunct and they no longer make them in their original form (although I had heard whispers of a “classics” reboot).
So what I have done the last few years is scour the internet for every last pair of New Balance 991 in size 13 that I could find, and stock up on them when I can. I have enjoyed at least 2 pair per year for the last 5 years or so. The good news is that I have not been “running” enough for the sneakers to wear down that quickly. Generally, I will use one pair for in the clinic and one pair for working out (which now consists of weight lifting and cycling). My hope is to get back into running more once I drop enough weight for it to feel comfortable on the joints. I am not sure what weight that will be yet, but I am definitely trending towards the right direction, and I acknowledge that a good fitting pair or running shoes is going to be important. Luckily the physical therapy field is full of running experts I can turn to.
ONE THING I LEARNED TODAY:
I am down 7 pounds in 2 weeks during the health transformation for #FreeTheYoke #SummerOfMove for Team #MQuattro. “Steady as She Goes” by The Raconteurs should really be our team theme song. I personally found a shoe I love years ago, and I try to find the same model and buy as many pairs as I can when I can because they are now defunct and New Balance no longer makes them. I am however considering going to both a physical therapist who specializes in running and a running shoe store so I can optimize the type of shoe I will need for when I really start running and cross training.