I did it. I've been saving up for these babies for awhile. And thanks to the encouragement and tutelage of Barefoot Neil, I've been walking around the block for weeks, taking a few little jig jogs here and there and finally went for a "real" run in them last weekend. A mile. It was too far for my first run in them. Beware! You would not believe how a "shoe" so completely changes your form - for the better! Upright, short, swift, light, pop, pop, pop strides. I don't intend to run in them full time like some people do, but they are an amazing training tool for me. Since I started wearing them, when I have to run on the treadmill, it no longer shakes like a rhinocerous is on it. It stays quite still. Which, in my case, is a Very Good Thing. So, um. Ask you shall receive? The internet is a glorious thing, people. I asked for books and look what came yesterday from The Good Cook. A box full of books! It's like early Christmas around here. She even sent me a little note telling me which one she loved the most, and it's the one I'm going to start with. At this point, the choices seem endless! Wahoo!