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Yesterday I set out to run 11 miles.  I ran with a friend, so I wasn't sure of the milage until I got home to map my run.  As it turns out, I covered 12.5.  Towards the end, I walked a few times, but I'm fairly confident that I actually ran 11 of the miles. 

To be honest, after about 9 miles, when my friend and I split up, I didn't feel so hot.  I had a cramp that would not go away and my arches were starting to ache.  I didn't think I had blisters, but it turned out that I did.  A few minutes after I got home, I lost feeling in the fingers on my right hand.  My left fingers felt tingly.  I went to Google my numbness to see if this was a normal side effect, but couldn't really type.  It was not my finest moment.

After I showered and the numbness (apparently normal) had subsided, I decided it was time to give up on my new sneakers.  If it had been a question of breaking them in, they should have been fine by then.  They just weren't right for my arches for whatever reason.  I packed up my old sneakers and my new sneakers and went to Super Runners.  They laughed at me for bringing the shoes, but I wanted to be sure I was getting the current version of the good pair and not something similar to the bad ones.  I got these.  So far, I've just walked in them, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Unfortunately, after about 25 miles, the sneakers formerly known as "my new sneakers" don't look so new, so I don't think I'll have much luck returning them to City Sports.  I guess it can't hurt to have an extra pair.

-Gym Belle-

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