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OM45GE - Posted - 03/22/2014:  17:54:15


No. My knees are shot. I wear a reliever brace and sort of hobble along as best I can.  My orthopedic surgeon wants to replace the knees but were trying to put it off as long as we can. 



I'm happy happy I can ski and hike and do as much as I can. 

DeanT - Posted - 03/22/2014:  19:59:57


Cool, you're a fellow shot knee sufferer! I run in super cushioned Hoka shoes, and take Glucosimene and Congroiden religiously, or else my running career would be over. Check out the padding on these shoes...




Edited by - DeanT on 03/22/2014 20:03:37

OM45GE - Posted - 03/23/2014:  07:29:34


I'll have to check those Hokas out. I use high impact insoles in every footwear I own and they've cure my foot pain and slowed the knee issues. I've had a couple of knee surgeries and thought I needed another. After reading the MRIs my doc said "I've got good news and bad news. The good news is that you don't need cartilage repair. The bad news is you've got no cartilage left". Bone on bone hurts, but the reliever brace keeps me going. 

DeanT - Posted - 03/23/2014:  07:41:12


I'm roughly in the same boat minus the surgeries. Torn meniscus in 97, arthritis, and almost bone on bone in me left knee. They wanted to do surgery in 97, but I was ok if I didn't run, and I had to keep it quiet if I wanted to keep my AF career at the time. I started taking supplements in 2010 and they help a lot. Found out about the Hoka Shoes in 2012, and WOW! Next thing you know I'm running marathons again. Even though I run on the streets, I like the Mafate 3 trails shoes the best (most cushioned). If you order some, make sure and go a half size bigger than normal, and they run a little small in the toes. They are expensive as hell, but I'm getting over 1200 miles out of a pair and it's worth every penny


Edited by - DeanT on 03/23/2014 07:45:47

OM45GE - Posted - 03/23/2014:  07:45:56


Thanks for the tip on the sizes. I take supplements too and they really help. Between them and the brace I do pretty well, but you've got me really interested in the shoes. 

DeanT - Posted - 03/23/2014:  14:19:36


I used to use knee sleeves, but with the shoes, I don't use them anymore. I hated the way they chaffed

OM45GE - Posted - 03/23/2014:  14:58:59


What are they like to run in? They look so tall that they would be unstable. 

DeanT - Posted - 03/23/2014:  17:19:39


your feet sit down in them like bucket seats, they are surprisingly stable. Smooth, no shock, almost like flying above the road. The company was started, and the shoes were designed by ultramarathoners 

OM45GE - Posted - 03/23/2014:  17:25:19


I looked at the website and watched some of the videos.  I think I'll give them a try. 

DeanT - Posted - 03/23/2014:  18:30:55


Cool, keep us posted what you get and how you like them! My suggestion would be Stinson Tarmacs

OM45GE - Posted - 03/24/2014:  03:10:54


Instead of the Mafate?

DeanT - Posted - 03/24/2014:  05:55:53


It's a hard call, because the Mafate is more padded. The Stinson Tarmac is more comfortable in the uppers with an ever so bigger toe area. The Mafate are built tougher, but the Stinson Tarmacs are 3 oz lighter. In the big picture above I'm wearing Mafates. I did just ordered a pair of Stinson Tarmacs for racing (because they are slightly lighter) but will continue to do all my training miles in the Mafates. Yeah, I'll have to take back my last post on got with Mafates for you, for the most padding and a shoe that will last forever. just be sure and order them a half size bigger than your shoe size. 

OM45GE - Posted - 03/24/2014:  07:30:22


Thanks Dean

dat - Posted - 03/24/2014:  14:03:26


I'm not much of a runner, but somebody needs to make a pair of hiking boots with cushion like that

OM45GE - Posted - 03/24/2014:  14:34:04


I know, that would be great.



I use these in all my shoes, including hiking boots:



theinsolestore.com/sof-sole-ai...oles.html

DeanT - Posted - 03/24/2014:  15:02:22


They do!



 

OM45GE - Posted - 03/25/2014:  02:40:52


Those look interesting. I couldn't get beyond that screen using that link. I did find them at a couple of on-line stores:



boulderrunningcompany.com/hoka...boot.html

dat - Posted - 03/25/2014:  14:16:46


I'm gonna have to look into those,  we're about to start doing a lot more hiking trips, more lightweight backpacking in camping instead of taking the truck and unloading half the kitchen and 37 cases of camping supplies

DeanT - Posted - 03/25/2014:  16:29:01


don't forget cases of beer

OM45GE - Posted - 03/26/2014:  02:46:40


A couple of buddies and I did a rugged winter climb a few years ago in the White Mountains.It was about a 15 mile round trip with lots of ice. We were up at the top of the mountain and one of them said we should toast the climb with some Grand Marnier. I said, "yeah right, who would carry a bottle up?" He said, "You". The SOB had stashed a bottle in my day pack.

DeanT - Posted - 03/26/2014:  05:43:40


And I bet you drank some!

dat - Posted - 03/26/2014:  05:50:07


we have had plenty of beer on a lot of camping trips, a lot of hunting/ camping trips there was more beer and jim beam than food loaded up for the trip

OM45GE - Posted - 03/26/2014:  06:32:22


quote:

Originally posted by DeanT

And I bet you drank some!







Oh yeah, I have a photo I took with a timer of us toasting at the top. We were on a small platform the Parks Service built. The wind was blowing over 40 MPH and I had to lash the camera to the railing.

dat - Posted - 03/26/2014:  10:53:28


fun times that we are proud to have survived  approve

OM45GE - Posted - 03/26/2014:  13:06:43


Yes indeed.

dat - Posted - 03/26/2014:  14:41:58


a lot of people want to go back to their younger days,  I was lucky to live through them, I don't want to take a chance again.     and I have to say that I enjoy what I'm doing at pretty much every age I have been.    I enjoy different things now than I was 20, but I still have fun doing what I'm doing

OM45GE - Posted - 03/26/2014:  15:04:50


I agree. I'm in the best place personally that I've ever been. I wouldn't mind having got here 30 years ago, but it is what it is.

DeanT - Posted - 03/26/2014:  16:23:07


AGREED!!! I would never risk going back and having a do-over. I may not make it. I'm also happier than I've ever been. Interestingly, my hobby out of high school was athletics/distance running. I've gone through a million other things... and other than music (which became a job), I'm back to running. With no desire for further hobby experiments. 

OM45GE - Posted - 03/27/2014:  02:35:28


Music has been the big constant for me. I think of myself as a guitarist/banjo player first. I've done lots of things to pay the bills but I'm a musician.



That said, I've got lots of other hobbies that I dabble in. Probably too many.

DeanT - Posted - 03/27/2014:  05:44:06


I had too many for awhile... including R/C airplanes and oil painting. My worst/most expensive was boating

dat - Posted - 03/27/2014:  07:07:48


boats are jest a hole in the water to throw money in,   but I still have my 14 ft aluminum and 25 hp johnson for a river running boat, 

OM45GE - Posted - 03/27/2014:  08:42:03


I used to have a good sized sailboat. I really loved it, but it was expensive for sure. A funny quote I heard was that the best way to duplicate the sensation of owning a big sailboat was to stand in an icy cold shower and rip up $100 bills as fast as you can.

DeanT - Posted - 03/27/2014:  09:05:43


That's how I felt when I restored a 52 chevy pick-up

OM45GE - Posted - 03/27/2014:  09:55:31


Yup money pits. 

dat - Posted - 03/27/2014:  10:02:56


kinda like an old willys  Just Empty Every Pocket   jeep

OM45GE - Posted - 03/27/2014:  10:29:11


I partially restored an old Alfa Romeo once. I say "partially" because I ran out of money and patience way before the car was running. There was lots of, "They don't make that part anymore but I have a used one for $200, plus a couple hundred to refurbish it"

dat - Posted - 03/27/2014:  13:25:57


I've been partially restoring an '03 chev 4X4 for about 7 years now, or since it ran out of warranty.   replacing one piece at a time every once in a while

OM45GE - Posted - 03/27/2014:  13:42:59


LOL

bornold - Posted - 03/27/2014:  14:02:16


Just a 16 foot aluminum boat with either oars or a 20 horse motor here!

dat - Posted - 03/27/2014:  14:42:50


I enjoy paddling, but the motor makes long trips nice

DeanT - Posted - 03/27/2014:  16:48:19


I don't care if I'm ever on the water again. Especially in Kansas. The reservoirs smell like gasoline.

OM45GE - Posted - 03/28/2014:  02:33:49


That would take the fun out of boating for sure. The fresh air is part of what I love about it.

dat - Posted - 03/28/2014:  05:45:09


I like riding down the river, but the rivers here are only about 15 to 30 feet wide, so it's more like a trip through the woods without tripping in vines and logs

DeanT - Posted - 03/28/2014:  06:07:38


I'd rather ride country roads on my bike

OM45GE - Posted - 03/28/2014:  06:12:02


I do that too, both bicycle and motorcycle. Like I said way too many hobbies.



The problem is, lot's of the things I enjoy get neglected. Maybe I should pare down and focus.

Mr. Quimby - Posted - 03/28/2014:  09:12:59


I'm bad about getting obsessed by something and focusing on it a lot and then a year later being like "eh, I'd rather be doing _____"

Except for my spinning. That's something that I just keep doing and doing. Of course I have more yarn than I will ever use. But it keeps me happy.

OM45GE - Posted - 03/28/2014:  10:04:31


Happy is good.

dat - Posted - 03/28/2014:  10:57:37


being happy is good, and realizing you have good reason to be is better

OM45GE - Posted - 03/28/2014:  11:54:34


As long as she's not pulling the wool over our eyes!

DeanT - Posted - 03/28/2014:  12:35:03


Cycling is my cross training for running, so they are kinda the same hobby. Indoor cycling is called spinning, so I'm a spinner too

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