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Post by Rachel August on Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:09 pm

Hi everyone,

Today is my two year OHS anniversary and I celebrated by running this morning and then going out to buy new running shoes!!!! Of course I went to my favorite running store Gazillion…. I mean Gazelle. I bought my first 4mm shoes – Saucony Mirage so if anyone has any advice on how to break into these, please let me know!

BTW – had my echo last week, doctor called me on Friday and told me that everything is fine and that my valve looks beautiful!

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Re: Two year OHS anniversary TODAY!

Post by RoadKillBill on Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:31 pm

Congratulations! May you have 100 more!

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Post by kodi30 on Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:36 pm

Happy Valvaversary. Smile Good for you. Glad the doc said your valve looks beautiful. Wishing you many, many more.

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Post by Guest on Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:38 pm

Rachel August wrote:Hi everyone,

Today is my two year OHS anniversary and I celebrated by running this morning and then going out to buy new running shoes!!!! Of course I went to my favorite running store Gazillion…. I mean Gazelle. I bought my first 4mm shoes – Saucony Mirage so if anyone has any advice on how to break into these, please let me know!

BTW – had my echo last week, doctor called me on Friday and told me that everything is fine and that my valve looks beautiful!

CONGRATULATIONS Cool many more to come!  Did you spend a Gazillion on those Saucony's?  I typically spent $125 - $135 for my running shoes, can't go cheap all the time when it comes to your feet.  I liked Saucony because they had a wider toe box.  I switched over to Asics because they felt better on my feet, wide toe box, and of course more colors. Wink   The best way to break in new running shoes it to run in them every other run for a couple of weeks, still use your old ones unless they are beat up.  Then use the new ones full time.  I always save my beat up shoes for yard work.

Good news on your echo too!

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Re: Two year OHS anniversary TODAY!

Post by Dave Tuttle on Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:02 pm

Happy valvaversary Rachel! And many more! Great way to celebrate the milestone too.

I think Louise's approach to transitioning into the 4 mm shoes is a good one. If you have any soreness back off a little. I didn't have any problems going to 4mm but did need about a month to ease into the 0 drop shoes. I've been running in them exclusively for several months now and really like them.

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Post by echoguy on Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:52 pm

Happy valversary!!!Very Happy 

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Post by Marc Thayer on Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:56 pm

Congrats on the milestone...

As to 4MM shoes....my experience has been positive. Started with Saucony Kinvara's...a present to myself pre-op. They were ok...but never felt 'right'...I went to NB MR10's and never really liked them until I wore Thor-lo sox with them...huge difference. Also have a pair or Skechers that are wild....GoRun's as I recall. Ran the Burlington marathon in those...no problem...I had other issues as you may recall.

I kicked the standard shoe habit cold turkey....a pair of Asic's that just weighed a ton..comparatively speaking. Never had a problem from that. My leg issues stem from 'core' weakness not lightweight shoes.

Unlike Dave I haven't found a pair of zero's to my liking...

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Post by kcy1998 on Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:16 pm

Rachel,
CONGRATS!!! From what I can tell you have not missed a beat! I cannot think of a better way to celebrate than going for a run.
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Post by Rachel August on Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:00 am

Hey thanks everyone for your comments, made my day extra special to share it with you!

Thanks also for the great advice on the 4MM – I usually run in Sauconys (8MM) anyway, so I brought the Saucony Mirage 3 out of loyalty (that, and I really just LOVED the color!!!!) Oh, and Louise, I bought several other items at Gazillion….making that store live up to the name I gave it!

I did run in the Mirage yesterday and I noticed that I could feel different muscles in my legs working while running in the new shoes. So I agree with you Marc, I think my legs need some work and it’s not the shoes….I started doing some strength training for my legs and core this morning, which I sometimes do anyway but this time I’m more committed to a regular strength training workout schedule.

Thanks again everyone!!!!

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Re: Two year OHS anniversary TODAY!

Post by marathonman60 on Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:26 am

Good for you Rachel. keep it up.
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Post by Sumorunner on Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:54 pm

I remember seeing your post 2 yrs ago all depressed and full of self-doubt. You sound a whole lot more chipper lately. I hope you have many more, no, I know you will.

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Re: Two year OHS anniversary TODAY!

Post by twal on Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:34 am

Congratulations on your progress.

Actually, I've found it better to have 4 or 5 pairs of shoes that you rotate through. The impact of any defect in any shoe is minimized. Shoes can last for years that way.

I usually buy last year's model shoes. You can get $120 shoes for $60 or so.

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Re: Two year OHS anniversary TODAY!

Post by Dave Tuttle on Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:47 pm

Rachel August wrote:Hey thanks everyone for your comments, made my day extra special to share it with you!

Thanks also for the great advice on the 4MM – I usually run in Sauconys (8MM) anyway, so I brought the Saucony Mirage 3 out of loyalty (that, and I really just LOVED the color!!!!)  Oh, and Louise, I bought several other items at Gazillion….making that store live up to the name I gave it!

I did run in the Mirage yesterday and I noticed that I could feel different muscles in my legs working while running in the new shoes. So I agree with you Marc, I think my legs need some work and it’s not the shoes….I started doing some strength training for my legs and core this morning, which I sometimes do anyway but this time I’m more committed to a regular strength training workout schedule.

Thanks again everyone!!!!
So how are those 4 MM shoes working out Rachel?

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Re: Two year OHS anniversary TODAY!

Post by Rachel August on Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:34 am

tutt wrote:

So how are those 4 MM shoes working out Rachel?
You know, those shoes are really fast! I should post my progress soon.....

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Post by Dave Tuttle on Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:00 pm

Rachel August wrote:
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So how are those 4 MM shoes working out Rachel?
You know, those shoes are really fast! I should post my progress soon.....
Cool!! Very Happy but I'm guessing it's more you than the shoes.

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