|Running a race pre-deployment.|
That's why I was so so excited for him when he told me that they finally got a treadmill! Goodness, he deserves these little pick-me-ups. My mom told her friend about this and she had a hard time understanding why my husband is so excited about a treadmill. It kind of made me laugh. Apparently she is not a fan of running herself.
The problem is that people have learned how to run incorrectly (heel-to-toe). I read this book and thought to myself.. Am I doing people a disfavor by selling them modern running shoes with tons of stability and arch support that's apparently just gonna weaken their feet? In the end, I decided that I'm not. We're so used to modern running shoes that unless you are super-careful and slow about switching to barefoot/minimalist style, you're gonna hurt yourself. Most people aren't going to be willing to put in that much work to change. So modern shoes still make sense for their lifestyle/ running style. If someone wants to try changing because their starting to get injuries or because they want to put in that work, then they may be a candidate for barefoot shoes.
So yes, man was "Born to Run." Even if some people don't like it and even if the majority of American's have learned how to run the wrong way. God made me to run and it makes me really proud to be a runner and really proud that I'm married to one.
Running gives us a chance to escape, relax, and let everything go. Isn't that exactly what our service men and women need over there? Thank God for treadmills in Afghanistan.