Thursday, August 23, 2012

Wide Feet and a High Instep Be Damned, I'm Gonna Run.

I want to run. 

I want to put on my new sneakers (to be discussed later) and walk out my front door...and RUN.  Run and not look back.

No, I kid.  But I really do want to run.  I started running again over a year ago.  It relieves stress (and God knows I need to relieve stress).  It also helped me lose some weight, with the help of my nemesis Weight Watchers. 

But my running partner and super successful sister-in-law left me and went to work in the Netherlands for a year long project.  She left me.  I promised myself that would keep it up.  I lied to myself. 

Well, i didn't necessarily lie.  At the time, I had the best intentions.  And I kept it up a bit, but not enough.  So here I am...and big FAT liar, I'll just say it.  I'm starting over.

I went yesterday and got some new sneakers.  I have always bought decent running shoes, but never actually got fitted for a pair to see what would work best.  That's what I did yesterday.  And these new shoes are WONDERFUL.  Well, they felt wonderful walking around the store.  Let's see how they feel tomorrow when I hit the track.  They better be fanfreakintastic because they cost a little bit of cash.

It's funny going to get fitted for a sneaker.  They take it very seriously there.  And they took me very seriously.  Which was equally as humorous.  I mean SERIOUSLY.  Was the guy looking at me?  I clearly don't run marathons.  No, I don't use my sneakers for weight training.  No, I'm not a big trail runner.  I just go run the track near my house because it is close and efficient and I can be done my workout in 40 minutes.  Done. 

After fitting me for 3 pairs and trying to convince me that I needed $44 inserts for my "high instep", I decided on the least expensive pair, which was honestly and truthfully the most comfortable.

I also discovered that I need a "wide" sneaker.  What the...?  Never in my life have I worn a wide.  I have smallish feet.  I wear a 7 1/2.  But now I guess they are wide.  Damn kids.  They make everything wider.

So, here I am with my new sneaks.  I am ready. 

New Balance 880v2, White with Blue
My new sneakers:)
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I want to be held accountable.  If you read this, I want you to berate me and tell me to get my lazy ass up and run in the morning.  Check in.  Ask me how I am doing and tell me to cut it out if I make lame excuses.  Tell me I need to lose 30 pounds.  Really, tell me. 

No, don't tell me because I might get mad and say mean things about you.  I don't want to have to do that. 


  1. I recently started running again too, and also went to one of those real shoe stores for the whole gait analysis. It was well worth it.

    It took a bit to get me going and keep me going so I've set little goals for myself (and posted them on my blog to keep me honest). Running my first 5K this weekend.

    Good luck getting back into it.

    1. THank you!!!! I am running a 5k in October, so that is my first goal;) Hope you had a successful 1st 5k!

  2. I never feel better about myself than when I am running. GO RUN GIRL!

  3. Part of the blog hop! Nice to meet ya,


  4. Win!!! YOU CAN DO IT! I *might* have a half marathon in like...weeks that i kind of didn't start training for yet. It's gonna be great. Good luck!

  5. You can do it! I know you can~!! I want to start running...just need to do it! Found you on TGIF hop and a new follower.

    1. Thank you!!! And thanks for stopping by from the Blog Hop!

  6. Have you been running this week? I WILL hold you accountable because I've been running for 3 years, after having joined WW and being held captive by my Nazi next door neighbor. She and I started walking together every night after work and then eventually started running together. I've done 2 full marathons and a bunch of half marathons. Yet, I'm still short, squatty and fat. I'm fat, but fit, if that makes sense. I do it for my health, I run to clear my head and to stay active, and if I didn't run, I'd weigh 34552 pounds.

    Keep it up!
    Snarkfest there a way to subscribe to your blog to receive emails when you post something new? OR is the RSS feed for my reader the only way to get your blogs?

    1. Hey Teri! Thanks for checking in!
      I did run 4 times this week...yay. Up to 2 miles:) I was doing three easily back in April so now I am starting over! I would love to do a half marathon...someday! Good for you:)
      I find that if I run, I get more fit. But I really have to basically eat lettuce to loose all the weight. UGH!
      So, I think if you scroll all the way to the bottom of my page, you can sign up for emails. Let me know if that works:)
      Thanks again,

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