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03 November 2011 @ 05:09 pm
Hoo, boy-- I'm riding close to the bottom of my group in Real LJ Idol voting. I'd hate to leave this early. There are several really strong entries in my group, but there are also several "meh" ones that have as many or more votes as mine. *sadface* *is nervous*

My parents are visiting on Sunday, AND it may rain this weekend, which really makes me wish I'd done some yardwork last Sunday instead of beginning the monumental task of sorting subsets (yes, only subsets) of the kids' toys. Now the playroom looks like a tornado hit it, and... actually, parts of the yard do, too.

I read a copy of Runner's Magazine at the gym today. There was a big article on "form," and runners who tried improving it. The conclusion was, "It'll either be Yay, or you might start getting injured." So, I guess I'm sticking with my method of Run in the least weird way possible.

One guy mentioned switching over to those freaky shoes that look like gorilla feet. He previously had plantar fasciitus, but felt the shoes helped. Hey, I've had that condition-- and it's exactly why those shoes scare me. Maybe if I weren't such a heelstriker...

So, got big plans for the weekend? Those in the Northeast, has some of that surprise snow melted off yet, or are you still digging out?

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Entendre? Make mine a double.: SN I support Deandeirdre_c on November 4th, 2011 12:48 am (UTC)
I voted, honey! I hope you make it through. (There are SO MANY contestants right now. Yikes!)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Hughalfshellvenus on November 4th, 2011 03:36 am (UTC)
Thank you, Dei! Oh, there are a ton of people-- I think 13-15 per "chunk" right now?

And as a n00b, I have no real standing in the group yet, so that never helps. I see a few other new people this round too, though, as well as people who have clearly honed some mad skillz over time.

Say, ever thought about those gorilla feet shoes? Or do you believe in the beauty of cushioned running shoes?
Entendre? Make mine a double.: runningdeirdre_c on November 4th, 2011 05:05 pm (UTC)
As it turns out, my 12 year old has a pair and he ADORES them!! He doesn't use them for soccer (required to wear cleats) but for all his regular running-around and sports stuff he does and he thinks they are terrific.

I'm not sure I would want them, just because they do LOOK so odd (*lemming*) and because I don't have any joint or foot problems (*knock-on-wood*), so I will probably stick with my New Balance and my Brooks. :D