If you've been reading this blog for any time, you know that I'm in love with running outside...and terrified of running on or near ice. But, I live in Nebraska...where there's lots of ice....for 3-4 months of the year.
Fear of running on ice, and living somewhere where there's lots of it. The two things don't play well together.
Kinda like how I love to kayak and am terrified of the water.
A good friend of mine here in Omaha, who is also a runner, talked about putting screws in his shoes last year.
I, honestly, thought he was kidding. Then, when I realized he wasn't kidding, I was trying to figure out how that would work.
I asked this year, and he sent me the link.
Somehow or another, I had this vision in my head, of putting screws into the soles of my shoes...from the inside...so the pointy parts came out on the bottom.
Sometimes I confuse even myself. Obviously, the way he does it is my simpler, and makes MUCH more sense. :-)
So...while watching TV on Thursday night, I drug out my handy dandy box of assorted screws, and a screw driver...and went to work.
I grabbed my most recent pair of "retired" running shoes to use as test subjects.
The site recommended using either 3/8" or 1/4" sheet metal screws. I could only find the 3/8", and was worried about them being too long....but even the ones up near my toes didn't go through.
They also said you'd end up having to replace the 1/4" screws here and there, as they would come out more often then the longer ones.
I ended up putting 15 in each shoe.
Overkill - yes. But they look cool. (giggle)