Monday, November 17, 2008

Day....what day is it again? I lost count.


I did it. I finally got my new running shoes. My friend, Johnny, a fellow Revolution X volunteer, happens to work at Runner's High on 2nd Street. When he found out I was looking for shoes for the 5K, he told me to come in and he'd help me out.

I finally got to the store tonight around 6pm, and there he was, ready to help me find some shoes for my big old feet (in addition to helping babysit my 20 month old who was like a kid in a candy store with all those beautiful shoes and socks). He had me try on a few different pairs (all men's, but we won't talk about that) and run up and down 2nd street to see which ones felt better. First he had me try Adidas, then Nike, but as soon as I felt the soft cushioning of the Brooks Defyance envelop my right foot, I knew that these were the running shoes I'd been waiting for. The ones sent straight down from heaven specifically for me. All my prayers had been answered. My dreams had come true. And, my dear readers, those heaven-sent shoes are the same ones pictured above. Aren't the beautiful?

And not only are they beautiful; they are effective. I came home, put Bella to bed, adorned my new purchase, and proceded to jog for 52 minutes straight. None of this run-walk business. I jogged for almost a solid hour!!! I am stupified by the difference a new pair of shoes has already made in my training. Wow.

So whatever day it is in my training, things are going well. I know that I have 10 days left until the Turkey Trot, and then I think I'll be taking some of my friends up on their offers to run a half marathon. I'm not going to put some huge amount of pressure on myself. I just want something to work toward so I don't quit. I can't believe how far I've come already.

Next step, jogging stroller.

jogging stroller Pictures, Images and Photos

8 comments:

Johnny Vasquez said...

we carry jogging strollers too...;)

http://alberico.net said...

Except for the color, that is our exact jogging stroller.

Lela said...

I will probably be purchasing my jogger from Craigslist. I'm kinda cheap that way...although I wish I had $400 to spend on a BOB. :o)

Lori said...

Angelo is mistaken, as much as I'd like to say that I have one of those BOB's, ours is a Baby Trend. It was only $130 brand new and seriously, it does the job just fine. I like my stroller very much and have already used it several times power walking and (ahem) jogging. It turns on a dime and can recline, etc. It has roomy cup holders and storage. Linda and I both have this one and are happy with it.

I would highly suggest going to Babies R Us and play with the cheaper (aka, mine) strollers before investing in the higher end version.

Lela said...

Actually, this picture is a baby trend, and there's one of them for sale on craigslist, but it's the entire travel system, and I'm not sure that I want to get the whole system. I just like the Bob's. :O)

Johnny Vasquez said...

fair enough

Lori said...

Ah, gotcha. When I clicked on your link, it went to the Bob website, I just assumed thats what the orange stroller was. I like the orange by the way, if BBrU had the orange, I would have gone for that!

Hmmm the whole system would be a good idea.. I mean, you are planning on an addition soon enough, correct? :)

Lela said...

:o) you are correct. But that idea makes me wonder if I should get a double and have an empty seat for a while...