August 2018 Running Challenge



  • Avidkeo
    Avidkeo Posts: 3,190 Member
    Thanks @shanaber I've seen that one before but a really good reminder.

    In. All my research today I came across a video that shows you what to look for in a shoe if you pronate like I do. I'm not a massive pronator but I know I do both walking and running. A simple way to test if the shoe is suitable for someone who pronates is to flex it. The midfoot shouldn't flex. At all.

    So I tested my shoes when I got home.

    Old shoe that never caused me any grief but is coming up 10 month old
    Hardly any flex but showing some (time to replace)

    New shoe I was wearing when I first felt my pain
    Ummmm yeah. Not supposed to do that. I think i found my problem. Sigh.

    So anyone new to the thread, this is why shoes matter! The wrong shoe can literally cripple you. I thought I picked the right one but was never happy with it. If in doubt, return it. Which is too late now annoyingly.

    So yep more rest, no more using those shoes!
  • polskagirl01
    polskagirl01 Posts: 2,010 Member
    edited August 2018
    Just found you all❤️! Going to set my goal a 100 mile ran in August. I am training for my 1st half marathon. I am doing a 5K on 12/1 and my half on 12/2. Up until July I had never ran more then 2 miles without stopping and I had only done that a few times. I did a lot of run/walk and could walk forever, so running is new thing for me🙂.
    44.6 done 55.4 to go!
    Fun-Another one for the 100-mile club! Welcome!
  • workaholic_nurse
    workaholic_nurse Posts: 727 Member
    edited August 2018
    mbaker566 wrote: »

    i was going to run. and i didn't, lots of pointless excuses. but i did do 5 miles at the faire walking
    dogs were sulking when i got home
    up late, foster dog has bad kennel cough and speed demon has caught it but not horrible. soon as the foster laid down, he was hacking. should get some medicine tonight but i was up all night. hoping i can stay awake all day

    Hope the furbabies are feeling better, and looks like lots of fun at the jealous, haven't been to one since moved to Georgia....May have to make more of an effort next year.

    ETA: Was thinking the Renaissance Faire would be in the fall but not down here. I runs April-June. Oh well there is always next year.
  • bride001
    bride001 Posts: 153 Member
    edited August 2018
    08/06 - 3.44 miles
    08/13 - 4.43 miles

    Total: 7.87/50 miles

    As of this morning, I am caught up with this thread!

    August has been a busy month - kids starting school and my husband working crazy hours. He is in IT and all the updates the are doing to software programming are taking place over night. He has to be there in case anything goes wrong. This has put a major dent in my running and by major dent I mean it hasn't been happening!

    Way behind on my goal, but still hoping I can get there before August ends.

    @skippygirlsmom - Happy Belated Birthday! I hope Skip is enjoying college. My oldest will be starting college in 3 years.
    @PastorVincent - Sorry about the DNS this weekend.
    @RunsOnEspresso - Sorry for your loss!
    @RespectTheKitty - Hope the new shoes work out!

    Upcoming races (Question marks are races not yet registered for):
    Louisiana Marathon Quarter Marathon - 01/13/2018 - Done
    Mardi Gras Mambo 10K - 02/17/2018 - Done
    Q50 Races Sunset Gulf - 6.5 miles 3/24/2018 -DNS
    Fat Boy 5K - 04/14/2018 - Cancelled due to Tornado Warning
    Active for Autism 5K - 05/05/2018 - Done - Walked
    AKA CANN 5K - 06/02/2018 - Done - Run/Walk
    BIG EASY BIG HEART 5K 7/21/2018 - Done
    Twilight Classic - 08/25/2018 -
    Saints Kick Off Run - 09/08/2018 -?
    WHOA Racing Cane Field Classic 2018 (Machete 7 – 1 mile/4 mile/2mile) 10/13/2018-
    Cajun Cup OR Middendorf's Manchac Run - 11/10/2018 - ?
    St Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend 10K - 12/01/ 2018
    Bonfire Festival 5K - 12/16/2018 - ?
    Louisiana Marathon Weekend - Quarter Marathon - 01/19/2019
    Mardi Gras Mambo - 10K - 02/16/2019 -?