I got new running shoes yesterday! It’s been on my to-do list forever. My running shoes were old, beaten up, and I knew they were doing absolutely nothing as far as supporting my legs that were doing more and more running lately. Yet somehow this errand kept on getting pushed back to the end of the to-do list week after week. Well I’m happy to report I finally crossed it of the list. Man I love crossing things off my to-do list. OCD much? Nuh, just organized! 😆
I went to Marathon Sports for my shoes. I needed expert advise and these guys really know their stuff. They made me take my shoes off and watched me walk. Then they brought a pair over that seemed comfortable to me (which means I would totally have bought it on my own) but apparently was not supportive enough (that’s what the guy said after watching me walk and jog in them). Apparently I do something weird when I walk, which potentially has been the cause of my right hip hurting lately after my runs. Anyways, after another 3 pairs, I think I got my perfect pair. Actually there were 2 pairs I couldn’t decide between; they were both comfortable and the more I thought about the more confused I got. So after walking around in them for what seemed like ages, I just picked with my gut. I hope I picked “the right one.” But in any case, what I really wanted to mention is that my new shoes were a whole size larger than my usual pair of running shoes (9.5 instead of 8.5). In fact every pair the guy showed me was a whole size larger than I’m used to. It was very strange to see myself in shoes so large, with my toes not touching the front at all but the expert salesperson said this is a very common mistake that people make. That is get shoes that are too tight. Apparently our feet swell up (or expand) during our runs and that’s why we need all this extra room. I’m sure you’ve heard of marathon runners getting black toe nails and even toe nails that fall off during their training. Well, that’s because their toes keep bumping up against their tight shoes! This is crazy. What’s even crazier is that a few months ago I actually got a black toenail, which I knew was from running but thought I didn’t get a pedicure in time and that it was my fault. This could have been the case but if my shoes were a whole size larger, then maybe my toes (all 10 of them, not 9) would still be pretty I think I screwed one up forever thought So my message to all of your today – protect your toenails and make sure you have plenty of extra room in the front of your shoes. Bigger IS better!
These are the beaus. Actually I think they look like giant’s shoes, but I’m sure I’ll get used to them.
I took them for a 30 minute tempo run outside today, and they did really well 😉
Food today was kind of random. Actually it was ok until dinner, which basically never happened. I had a snack which kept me full for a while (the hummus one), then all I wanted was another snack, and then another snack. Overall I’m happy with my eats because I ate exactly what I wanted. Maybe this intuitive eating is for me after all 😀
Packed for work: mixed greens, grape tomatoes, fresh summer squash, black lentils, goat cheese + grilled chicken.
The lentils are hiding!
+ some unpictured Kashi crackers.
+ a few more almonds. Roasted almonds are the best thing since sliced bread. Yup. I think that’s why I’m obsessed with Barney Butter. Definitely the roasted almonds.
And that’s how you do Sunday when you have to work and your husband is at Mohegan Sun hanging out and gambling with his buddies (can we trade lives?). How was your weekend? Are your running shoes bigger than your regular shoes? Are you enlightened by these “larger-shoe news” or think the salespeople at Marathon Sports are crazy? 😆