It seemed to be the general consensus that my old crappy sneakers are not optimal for running. No doubt... But then my friend Angela posts this:
"Go to a running store and have them tell you if you are a neutral runner or if you over or under pronate. "
OMG... What!? There's a whole new language I have to learn... over / under pronate!!? Yo no habla sneaker! WAY intimidating. Thank God for google. Which I will do later and figure out what a pronate is and if I should be "over it." ;)
In the meantime, I did buy some sneakers today. I bought the best of the cheapest ones. I found ones I like that my husband wouldn't kill me for buying on day four... They are Champion Running Sneakers from Payless and with a 15% coupon I found on-line today, I paid under $25 bucks for them. Uh, less than the socks cost! HA! Hey times are tight - I do promise that I will save some money - get myself to one of these serious running specialists and "speak" sneakerese and get some great ones for the race. I know that for a 13 mile marathon - the Payless kicks probably won't cut it.
Today I got to do a little more running. I have to say I was nervous - Ran for 25 minutes today (alternating between running for 2 and walking for 1 minute.) I really found a good groove and the Champion sneakers lived up to their name - no blisters today. I actually even ran a little more than the "25 minutes" I was supposed to because there were times where I was really getting into it and didn't want to walk yet! Wow. WHO DAT? Dat usually not me... but now it is! :D