Thursday, June 24, 2010
Why? Well, I haven't run without shin splints for 12 years. Meaning: I have rarely run in the past 12 years because it is so painful and not really beneficial. BUT I have always been jealous of people that could, because it is such an easy way to get skinny/fit. Well, a new friend recently told me about "barefoot running" and how it was supposed to be so much better for you, with less incident of injury, etc. Then she told me about the Nike Free, and that how it was supposed to be very close to barefoot running, while still wearing a shoe. I was skeptical because I have almost flat feet and the shin splint problem, but she told me she and other friends had had similar problems EXCEPT when they ran in the Free.
I was SO excited that I ran out and bought myself (and my husband) a pair the next day. And I have now run in them 3 times with NO SHIN SPLINTS!!!! I ran for 43 minutes the other day. I couldn't believe it. I am so excited and so I wanted to tell the world! Hope this helps someone else out there!
And yes. I bought the bright pink pair. I love them.