Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Running Shoes & Lunch Boxes

The past few runs, my knees have hurt so bad. I kept trying to figure out what in Lord's name it could be. The way I run...hmmm...I don't think so. Not stretching enough or the right way....Not that either. Then, I remembered that I'd had my workout shoes for probably close to 4 or 5 years. I didn't exercise all that much in that time, but I did wear them a lot. FYI(tangent), I'm planning a blog to tell y'all about my weight issues, but I have to sort my thoughts on it.

Anywho, My running shoes were more of everyday shoes(up until 2 years ago when I moved in with the beau and they stayed at my parents, until I found them 3 weeks ago). Yes, that had to be the problem. Last night, Babes and I went to a shoe locally owned shoe store. This place has been in business for almost 20 years and has always had the best deal on shoes. I remember when my dad first discovered them in the early 90s, Ossine shoe days were my favorite :). Back to the point....So, I walked in and the guy there did a "foot analysis". He watches me walk away from him and towards him, and then the same for running. He picked 3 pairs of shoes that he thought would work best for me. One was even a wide shoe. The wide shoe felt to big, but the Asics were nice and tight. I actually don't really remember the third pair... So, I stuck with the Asics and wore them last night while I did the shred and could FEEL the DIFFERENCE...WOOHOO!!

Here they are:

Then, we went to Sunflower Market, MY FAVORITE STORE. They're kind of like a health food store, I would say and got me a lunch box, so now I don't have to bring my lunch to work in a grocery bag....I know, i'm classy :)
Look how cute:

I put it with an apple we bought and my food journal with the frilly pen. I'm such the photographer haha.

I think yesterday was an all around win and it also gave me lots of motivation to keep going with the running and packing my lunch thing.

I have to start writing down my blog ideas because I have a million running through my brain all the time and then, I sit down to write and nothing.

Thanks for all of your comments everyone. I love sharing in this journey and reading about yours as well :)

Have a good day!


Susan said...

Love the new stuff !!!! I am such a geek, I am always looking for cute lunch boxes. I care more about them than I do handbags !

Jogging Auburn said...

Cute shoes, cute journal, cute pen, and cute silverware! You have the Auburn Stamped Seal of Approval. :)

Way to do things to keep you motivated!!

sharongracepjs said...

I'm excited for your new shoes! Be sure to let us know how you like running in them! Cute new lunch bag - and I love the silverware! Adorable! And the stripy journal! You can totally tell what your favorite colors are - everything in the pic matches your blog design :D

Tricia said...

New shoes are so exciting! I'm hoping to go to a running store and get fitted for a new pair next week. Love the lunch box!

Thanks for the nice comment on my blog!

Gwen said...

Love the shoes!!! And how adorable is that lunch bag!!! I keep a food journal also. I swear it helps me make better choices 90% of the time. XOXO

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

I'm on my second pair of Asics now and I LOVE LOVE LOVE them. They have treated my feet awesome! :-)