I agree with most of your January 25,2001 post except for the medical advice. I think everyone that has run for any amount of time has had serious enough injuries that have prevented them from running for a week or longer. In my case I used to always have knee problems (tendonitis, general knee pain, and possible IT Band). I took a number of years off because I thought my legs just were not designed to handle the stress of running. Then I tried motion control shoes after reading an article in a runners magazine about over pronation. After wearing the shoes I had no more knee pain. Personal experience is the type of medical advice I believe is helpful to fellow runners. It may not work for the individual runner but it doesn't hurt to try it. The worst thing that could have happened in my case would have been my knees continuing to hurt. However the best thing that could have happened did happen, no more knee pain. You are very knowledgeable and I like reading your posts.