Our helper, Ryan, said a flatter sole without an upward curve would help my problem, as well as the accompanying issue I'm having feeling my toes too much when I "toe off". I'm consciously trying not to push off with my toes yet I still feel like the toe bones are banging and digging into the ground even though I'm wearing the new version of a shoe that previously worked well for me. I don't run that much any more, just some intervals on the treadmill to keep my heart rate up, but I certainly have to keep my feet injury-free for hiking season, and maybe with my new shoes I'll be able to run more again.
I also looked at the new Saucony Triumph and found them to be excellent as well with a roomy toebox but good structure across the top of my foot but they didn't have a color in stock that I liked so I went with the Brooks. Ironically, my mother went with the Asics Nimbus, which she says feel like walking on clouds. It's a good shoe, I've been wearing that model for a few years in at least 3 different colors, but she picked up a "special edition" color that'll knock your socks off!
After that it was less than an hour to get to our 2 bedroom rental house in Sheboygan. It's in an older neighborhood along the lake, but updated well and you really can't beat the view! A pretty good bargain at $92 night, which of course goes up to $135 come May.
The only downside to the property is there is just one rather small TV with only local channels and no wifi, so I'm at Starbucks. I looked into adding data and turning my cell phone in to a wifi hotspot but the guy at Verizon told me on the phone that I could end up using $20 or more in data just in one 2 hour session. Yikes! I think I'll spend $5 on a mocha instead until those prices come down. Does this information seem to make sense to anyone else who uses their phone as a hotspot?
We had just enough time after unloading all our gear from our cars to head over to Kohler Andrae State Park for a quick look. I wanted to see what condition the roads and paths were in during winter. I'm hoping we can drive over there for a walk before we leave. It looks like the winter storm is pushing a bit farther south than they had originally anticipated so we should only get 1-3 inches instead of 3-5 inches this morning.
You know the deer behinds had to come at THE END, right? Aren't they pretty in their winter coats?