I don’t know about you, but I am the kind of girl who likes do my research before I engage in unknown territory.
So as you all know, a little over a year ago I began running for the first time ever. I knew nothing about buying good shoes, wearing wicking clothing, or even about bodyglide gel. But decided to buy and read LOTS of books on the subject.
Of course you can’t become a good runner JUST by reading books. You gotta just get out there and do it! But having all the necessary knowledge is going to steer you in the right direction.
Hence why you may see MANY book reviews on this blog in the near future and how my addiction to Runner’s World Magazine started. 🙂
As I perused through the latest edition of Runner’s World Magazine I noticed they were doing a whole section dedicated to shoes.
Okay, not these kind of shoes, but running shoes (obviously!).
But then I noticed a tiny itsy bitsy reader question at the bottom of the page.
Should I avoid wearing high heels while I am marathon training?
Ugh. I didn’t want to read the answer this question. Because this girl has a closet FULL of heels ready to be worn, and I wasn’t ready for a moment of truth. Not just yet.
Now, I don’t wear heals everyday so I felt that maybe this question regarding wearing heels is more focused on those who wear them daily?
But then I got to thinking about my how my foot has changed since I began running a year ago. How it even feels different crammed up in these heels.
My foot has changed in a year. It is growing accustomed to the nice comfort of running shoes, and even dare I say it flats. (My mother would kill me, as being five foot one, we need ALL the help we can get).
But I just wanted to throw the question out to you all. Heels or no heels? That’s the question folks. Let me know your opinion on wearing them during marathon training and if you think it could potentially cause harm.
I’m not saying I would give them up completely either way, heck this post prompted me to step it up a notch and wear heels to work in protest. But the way I really see it, is that my feet are going on a very rough journey the next few months and need to be taken care of. They feel better and perform better when they get to be comfortable. So I may just hang up the heels except for special occasions.
What are your thoughts? Heels or No Heels?