Welcome to OHC’s newest feature for 2009: Feet on the Street. Bringing attention to what keeps us runners moving and grooving: our shoes! It seems like more people start thinking a little more seriously about running in the spring and summer months. The weather starts getting warmer, the days longer, and that tends to make people want to be outside doing something! Sure, running in the winter happens (I do it!) but most times it’s the warmer months that get us moving. I started running in July and didn’t even think about running earlier than that.
One of the things that is very important to a runner is their shoes. First and foremost, one needs good shoes. No skimping! And I thought, who better to ask about shoes than those of us who run AND blog about it. The blogsphere is huge and there are lots of lovelies out there willing to share tips and tricks on running. Putting a feature together highlighting the different shoes we wear and why, I thought would be beneficial to people who might be starting out with a running program. One can’t just wear any old shoe and hit the pavement. Well you could but that could lead to injuries and we want to prevent that at all costs. Starting this month and going all the way to December, I’ll be highlighting a different blogger each month and we’ll be talking running and shoes!
Hopefully this feature will be informational and helpful to us all! But I also want it to be fun! To kick off the feature, I’m giving away that t-shirt you see up there. I got this t-shirt from Women’s Running magazine (for subscribing, they didn’t just send it to me) and I think it’s very cute! However pink isn’t really my color but I know there are those of you who love it! So I’m passing it on to whoever wants it. Its size is large and I will say this shirt appears to be on the big side. Maybe it will shrink in the wash? But whoever wants it, I will mail you the shirt. And maybe some extra goodies if you’re nice. Just leave a comment with your thoughts on this new feature and letting me know you’d like the shirt. If there seems to be a few of you who want the shirt, I’ll draw a number.
Hooray! Here’s to an exciting year of new stuffs at OHC!!