Have you ever done the arch test? You can learn a lot about what kind of running shoe you need based solely on your wet footprint.
If you can see about half of your arch, as I can, you’re a normal pronator (pronation is when your foot collapses in when it strikes the ground). If you can see your entire footprint, you are flat footed, which probably means you’re an overpronator – your foot collapses in too much. There are shoes made just for this foot type. And if you can’t see much or any of your arch at all, just your heel and balls of your foot, this means you’re a supinator, which means your foot doesn’t collapse in enough. A little collapse is necessary to help absorb the shock of the foot strike. If you’re a supinator, you need a neutral shoe – no added stability or pronation reduction. (Source)
I wasn’t running today, though – hence the wet footprints.
I swam 1,000 glorious yards in my gym’s outdoor pool. Swimming outside is so much more fun than an indoor pool. I love being able to see the sky when I raise my face out of the water for a breath.
Lunch and snacks were simple grab-and-go foods that I could eat one-handed while taking care of little Hen – peanut butter sandwich, fruit, a granola bar. Dinner was something delicious, though.
I combined a bunch of leftovers – stir-fried veggies, roasted potato, baked tofu, and eggplant – with some tamari sauce (basically soy sauce).
Tasty and fast. Just what I need on a Tuesday night.
Henry says hi.
Fun facts about babies’ feet: They are born with only 22 bones per foot, but by age five, they have 26 bones in each foot. And all babies’ feet look flat – but they aren’t truly flat-footed. Their feet only look flat thanks to fat deposits on the soles of their feet. A human’s arch doesn’t fully develop until about age 10. So right now, Henry is an overpronator , but who knows what kind of running shoe he’ll need when he’s an adult! Lucky for me, he stays put in his Boppy pillow for now.