Some of you may remember back when I got my first pair running shoes and how I HATED them at first! They were awful looking, they were heavy and clunky and I couldn’t run in them like I had been able to run at first. It took a good week for me to get used to them and even still, I did not LOVE them. They worked. They provided the stability my feet needed. But they were ugly.
Well, I am quite certain they have reached their limit in their ability to support me. While I have not officially logged how many miles I have put on them, I am certain their life expectancy is up. Since I am taking a running class at the local running store (oh shoot I haven’t blogged about that yet, have I), I also get a discount there on anything I buy. Fortunately for me, they had at least 6 or 7 brands of stability shoe for me to try and I found one I liked. Correction. I loved!
These are my new shoes, the Renegade. Sounds fierce doesn’t it? I love them. They feel like I have slipped on a sock. And they are much lighter than the Dorkomatics. I cannot wait to take them out for a run tomorrow night! While they are still blue and white, at least they are a dark blue…I would prefer a bright green though! I guess shoe makers don’t think that people who need stability shoes will care about the looks of the things!
In other news, I have succumbed to the almost weekly badgering from Coach to get a home scale. I bought one today. But then I weighed myself for the first time on it AFTER I ate. Ridiculous. Never do that! It will always appear discouraging! So my first weigh in on it will be in the morning, then I am not getting on it again until Tuesday. I know, I can hardly believe I caved on my stance on this. But what can I say, except I plan to use it in conjunction with my weekly weigh in at the Dr.s office. And I promise, the minute I get crazy about it, the thing is GONE!!!
One last thing. I said I planned on doing the 10K Turkey Trot in Detroit on Thanksgiving a while back. Well, with my new job and all the adjustments, I got really behind on my running schedule and have been fearing that I wouldn’t be trained enough in time to do it. I went to my running class tonight and my instructor thinks it is still doable as long as I don’t skip any more running days, especially after my really good run tonight. So I am giving myself one more week and if I still feel like I can do it, then I will sign up for the 10K…and if not, then I sign up for the 5K. My cousin Thomas is going to be in town and will be running it with me. So excited!