Its amazing how unrelated events all conspire to produce an unintended result. Several nights ago, I ran at home late at night on my treadmill. The family cringes at the sight and smell of my sweaty gym clothes. They really smell chlorinated or something. Anyways, I left them, along with my shoes on the back porch. Except that night it rained. So my shoes were drenched. I pulled out the insoles, put in some newspaper and left by an air conditioning vent to dry.
We are now in Florida on vacation. I grabbed my shoes, and packed them quickly. Went for a run, and noticed, hmmm, my shoe laces seemed a little loos and tied a little longer. Went for a blistering 5 miles in the Florida sun and nearly melted. When I came home, I took off my shoes ... and no insoles. I had just run 5 miles without insoles, or even noticing that I didn't have insoles in my shoes! Somewhere along that chain of events before packing the insoles never made it back into the shoes. Well, now I was stumped. I couldn't run the rest of the week without insoles. There isn't a running store close to buy a new pair of shoes. So, I went to the closest drugstore (and there is one on every corner in Florida) and bought a pair of Dr. Scholls Sport insoles. With gel cushioning rebound also!
Today I went for a run expecting a squishy feeling. But...nothing. Felt completely normal. All is well that ends well.
Running in Florida is such a difference for me. It is hot. It is humid. It is flat. It is sandy and even windy. And most differently, it is bright. Unbelievably, eye hurting bright. I have sunglasses glued to my face 24/7 when I am here, and I still end up squinting.
But it is vacation, the last week before school starts, so very hard to complain.