Screw Shoes

I learned about these through this site:

And through Runner’s World:

(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:  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.  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.  Regular Janathon runs with some fun thrown in, and updates by a busy person.  Running updates with lovely outdoor photos of scenery, snow animals, and a collection of discarded Christmas trees.  Fun Janathon updates, and a Janathon cat doing the treadmill.  Something for my Buddy to aspire to.  No, that won’t happen.  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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