Thank you all SOOO much for all the foot/shoe info! I felt like a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders when I heard that others have my same problem. So far, this season my leg has not hurt but it was so bad last year that I had to drop out of race training and even went to the doctor to have x-rays done because I was convinced I somehow managed to get a stress fracture. It’s funny that now I know I overpronate, I can easily recognize it and can’t believe I didn’t think of it earlier! I was just walking around the mall in my flip flops and it was so clear to me that even as I walk, my feet go inwards. Blah!
I’m taking both pairs of running shoes that I’ve been using with me to the shoe store tomorrow (I AM going to the running store at the International Mall in Tampa where they watch you run—I think one reader asked about that), so they can guide me to the best shoes for my feet. And I’m not running the 3 miles I’m supposed to do tomorrow morning…I’m waiting until tomorrow night until I have better shoes. I guess its a good investment!
Anyways, I got a ton done today! For lunch, I had about 3 tbsp hummus on an english muffin with carrots, a hard boiled egg, a yogurt and a kiwi. It was very filling and delicious!
I went to the library and to the mall to use my gift card from work! I got this cool Nike tank top to run in…I love the yellow Livestrong!
Okay….if any of you have never read “I am Charlotte Simmons”…..READ IT TODAY!!!!!!!!! Oh my gosh, it is the best book ever. I read it a couple years ago, lent out my copy and never saw it again…so when I found it at the library today, I knew I needed a re-read. It will suck you in and you won’t be able to stop flipping the pages until the end. Seriously, one of my favorite books ever (along with Beach Music by Pat Conroy).
And then when I got home, I had a bowl of cinnamon raisin Ezekiel cereal with soymilk for a snack (1 serving of cereal = 1/2 cup):
I think it’s time to lay on the couch and read….I kind of like this no-work thing! Haha! I’m sure I’ll get bored soon enough!
I keep forgetting to mention that this morning when I ran, I finally tried out my new Camel Bak!!! I LOOOOVED it!!! It was so great not having this huge awkward belt around me and it only took me about a half a mile to get used to actually wearing a backpack before I didn’t even notice that I was wearing it anymore! The only problem that I can think of is that it’s really easy to drink TOO much water because it’s so accessible. You have to train yourself to only drink when your thirsty or else you will have a sloshy tummy and no one likes that. Overall, it was a great buy and I’m so glad I got it. I think it will really help on on these hot Florida mornings! It was also nice because it had a spot for my keys which I used to actually keep in my sports bra when I ran. Gross!