Thursday, May 17, 2012
So, I recently started jogging and I'm pretty excited about it. I'd tried it before, years ago, and failed miserably, always feeling like I was on death's door after just 15 minutes. But the other day, I don't know what came over me, I just got up and went for a jog. And I absolutely loved it. I survived a good 30 minutes, which seemed miraculous to me, and since then have even lengthened my route. Honestly, I didn't even know there was that much green in downtown Madrid! I mean, yes, we have the Retiro, but I'd never really explored the area around the Templo de Debod and the Parque del Oeste. It's absolutely gorgeous over there, and so close to home! Again, as you can tell, I'm really giddy about this whole new world that's opening up to me. And of course, the shopping that goes along with it. Because clearly I need to buy some new shoes.
I think I'm going to go to a specialized running store here in Madrid and have my feet checked out and have them do a gait analysis, which is funny to me because as a total beginner I think, I don't even have a gait yet! But of course I do, we all do. And I definitely want to be as kind to my body as possible on this adventure. So, for all you runners out there, serious and casual alike, how did you choose your shoes? Which ones do you wear? How much do you run? How long have you been doing it? Any tips you want to share?