So I’ve Started Running

Posted Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 at 03:05 PM

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I’ve promised myself I would start running many times before, so we’ll see how long this lasts! I’ve noticed that my beer gut has been getting more pronounced in my ripe, old age of 32, and it looks especially ridiculous to have a beer gut when you’ve got a slim build like mine.

In everything that I do, I’ve always been a gear-head, so I wanted to get the right running shoes. Oliver mentioned that he had to get a specific type of running shoe because of his flat feet, and that got me researching the different kinds of running shoes for foot/gait types. Armed with the knowledge that I probably needed either really good stability or motion control shoes, I headed over to Sports Basement to find the right pair that I liked.

One of the guys at Sports Basement had me run down the aisle with my shoes off to analyze the amount of pronation was going on, and just as I suspected, we Malabuyo boys “severely overpronate,” as the guy put it. So motion-control shoes it is. I tried every motion control type shoes that they had and settled on these beauties:

Brooks Addiction

I was leaning towards the Asics Evolutions…but then I saw the Brooks were on sale, so I snagged those instead. So far, I’ve been pretty happy with them–which is a good thing, since these are the most expensive pair of shoes I’ve ever laid down money for.

I’m only doing very short mile to mile-and-a-half runs so far, but I hope to work myself up to a solid 6 mile run at a 10 minute mile pace. It should be a good fitness complement to hockey, especially during any long gaps between games.

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