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Screw Shoes

February 1, 2013

I learned about these through this site:  http://www.competitiverunner.com/screwshoes.html

And through Runner’s World:  http://www.runnersworld.com/trail-running-gear/screw-shoes

(Both sites provided excellent step-by-step tutorials.)

Early this month, after trying to run and not fall down on the New Year’s snow, I decided to made a pair of screw shoes for myself.  I used an old pair of running shoes, and 3/8″ hex-head machine screws.   Then the weather warmed up drastically, so I had no conditions for testing out the shoes.  But then Wednesday (day before yesterday) morning I woke up to snow that became icy, due to the bitter windchill.  So, I tested out my screw shoes on my usual 3.5 mile loop.  They were great!  I only felt a bit unsteady at one point, when I was going downhill on icy surface, with a strong wind pushing me.  Still, despite my nervousness, the shoes worked.  I could have used these years ago!

DGE Screw Shoes-a

What other Janathon bloggers are talking about:

http://neonanonymous.wordpress.com/  A chance to read what another runner thinks about during her run.  And lots of cool, organized running stats.  And a truly badarse bike.  This is a dedicated runner-blogger.  Good reading.

http://todkehrli.wordpress.com/  Ran the Key West Half Marathon this month, and is training for the Marine Corps Marathon in October.  A dedicated runner-blogger, with regular “plank streak” updates, and other interesting updates and pictures.

https://dynamodigbyswife.wordpress.com/  Regular Janathon runs with some fun thrown in, and updates by a busy person.

http://fitartist.wordpress.com/  Running updates with lovely outdoor photos of scenery, snow animals, and a collection of discarded Christmas trees.

http://linswoo.wordpress.com/  Fun Janathon updates, and a Janathon cat doing the treadmill.  Something for my Buddy to aspire to.  No, that won’t happen.

http://marathondog.blogspot.nl/  Fun Janathon updates and pictures.  And Odie the marathon dog.  Something else for my Buddy to aspire to.  No, that won’t happen, either.

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