Monday, August 12, 2013

Ugly Ass Shoes

First off, I am getting really bad calf cramping.  I ran 10 minutes this morning and turned around to walk back home - it hurt super bad.  As I was walking home, I decided to Google calf cramping and read about it all the way back.  The best article was from Wikihow.  I came home, at a banana, drank a bunch of water and then decided it was time for new shoes. 

So after work I went to the running store.  I have not been to the store for quite some time and I am embarrassed to say that I am still wearing the same shoes and inserts I bought when I was actually putting mileage on my shoes (2 years ago).  I will spare you a picture of the old shoes - let's just say my pigeon toes started to eat the inward tread.  I did the run test and was told I have high arches, flexible ankles (this explains the random ankle twisting and fall), and pronate inward.  All stuff I kind of already knew.  He gave me a Rx for inserts and stability shoes.  I used to run in Brooks and I LOVE Brooks shoes....buuuut....I fell in love with the ugly ass shoes.  I am sorry Brooks, but my new Mizunos are crazy comfy.  They are ridiculously awesome and I love them.  I know they are horrid to look at, but who cares!?!?! 

I am already a full blown mess when I run.  I go early in the morning (5/6ish) , so I have an old band t-shirt, leggings, a green Kauai trucker cap, and makeup from the day before, I am fortunate that I never forget the sports bra.... and now I have these ridiculously ugly shoes to go along with all that hotness.  I'm sexy and I know it.  I think a picture of all that hotness will definitely be in your future. 


Thursday, August 1, 2013

8 Minutes

My training plan had me scheduled to run 5 minutes, walk 3 minutes, run 8 minutes, walk 5 minutes and then run another 5 minutes.  It has been so long since I have been able to put together 8 minutes...I freaked - the longest I had run was 6 minutes, and by then I though I was going to die.  It has been that way for a couple weeks since I have been duplicating my workouts on the training plan, trying to take it easy on my ankle (which had a light sprain from the fall).  I have been worrying about running for 8 minutes for the past couple days.  Finally I though I will at least try, if I don't make it I can walk for a couple seconds and keep at it.  I did it!!

Its amazing to me that I can put together that amount of time - it makes me feel like I can get there again and very soon!

Thursday, July 18, 2013


So I went for my run today and fell...

My ankle just gave out (probably from carrying all that weight around).  I just got back up brushed myself off and started walking then running.  The guy behind me probably thought I was a freak.  I have awesome compression socks, which I finally found the sister!  I did my run better this time though, but I still think I should repeat one of the days before moving on.  I'll run again on Saturday.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Yoga Morning

Is it just me or is Yoga booooooriing.....super yawn.  It does make me feel better though, so I will just push on.  I was super sore yesterday but decided to go out and do my run/walk app yesterday any way.  It was a total fail.  I am supposed to be up to 5 minutes of running and I kept having to stop halfway through.  This might be because I have been run/waling more days a week then the app says (3 days a week is not enough for me).  So today I took off and did some Yoga in the morning instead....bleck.

BTW I could only find one of my compression socks from the good old days and now I have one leg that feels ok and the other not so much.  Call me lopsidesy.  I guess that proves that they actually do work!  I bought a new pair on is just painful to dish out 40 bucks for a pair of socks.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Way Too Long

It has been way too long since I have been in he blogosphere.  I have gained several pounds and stopped running all together. Not good.  I think I need to get back into what was making me happy and keeping me thinner.  I had a Couch to 5K app on my cell phone...which I would use for a couple days and then give up.  I realized that part of the reason I was giving up was the treadmill - the other part was laziness.  I get really bored on the treadmill and hate what I am doing.  I really love to be outside.

 I started running outside and now I have made it through 4 weeks on the Couch to 5K program.  I am almost to the 5K running marker. Once I get there, I am not sure what I want to do...perhaps another half?  I really just like running for 2 reasons, (1) I like to be outside and (2) I LOVE to eat.  When you work a sedentary, inside job and factor in those two items, you will gain weight.  Which I have.

I am committed to finishing the program and I am now accountable.