if i can, i pretty much run every single day. even if it's just 1 mile, that 1 mile brings me closer to my health and fitness goals. last summer i fell in love with running. i started out not being able to run more than a quarter of a mile without... well, basically... dying! little by little i build up my strength and i grew to love it so much that i couldn't wait to get up each day to run.
i didn't really run much during the winter because every time i got out there the cold would squeeze my lungs and the wind would make my eyes water so bad i couldn't even see where i was running. it's a whole different ballgame in the winter! but as soon as spring hit this year, i ran out, got a pair of shoes that i absolutely love, a new heart rate monitor, running clothes... all the things!
the running shoes i chose have been the absolutely best shoes i have ever put on my feet, so when i received the dr. scholl's massaging gel insoles, i was a little reluctant about putting them in my shoes. i supposedly have the best insoles already in my shoes and i wasn't sure that removing them was the best idea. so, instead of removing the insoles already in the shoes, i actually put the dr. scholl's massaging gel insoles in my shoes on top of the other ones.
best idea ever!
the only way i can describe how it felt when i run is the way a dodge ball feels... that flexible rubber-like bounce back that they have... like little trampolines in my shoes.
the dr. scholl's messaging gel insoles were extremely easy to put in, and probably even easier if you remove the insole that comes with your shoes. i had no issues with them sliding around because the gel-like material keeps them in place. i honestly haven't considered removing the insoles that came with my shoes to compare because i have been happy with the results i had so far. i have had no problems with my feet hurting during or after my runs and can even go as far as saying that i have not really had any knee problems lately either (i am so prone to issues in my right knee from a fibula break right behind the knee a few years ago). i look forward to improving my running this summer and my goal is to be able to complete a 10 mile run within the next year.
running is not a sport that requires you to invest in a whole lot of equipment, but definitely, the most important thing to have is the proper foot support from your shoes. be sure to check out dr. scholl's massaging gel insoles and your feet will thank you next time you run!