First Outdoor Run in my New Running Shoes
Wednesday, June 06, 2012
(See link to my new shoes in my last post.)
They felt good! They weren't cushy like my other running shoes have felt when they were new, but I felt confident in them. They're so beautiful. :) I haven't been doing much outdoor running lately, so my legs are a little sore today, but I felt good and maintained a similar pace to when I used to go regularly, if not even a little faster (which is still very slow - now that I know that Stop & Shop is exactly one mile from home, and it took me 13 minutes to run there - yikes. But that includes stopping for traffic....but still.). I haven't been really running for speed though. I can't, because I know there's no way that the 170+lb me can ever match the speeds that the 140-lb me used to hit. :(
[Edit - I calculated that I was running approximately 5.3 MPH overall. That's slow, but it's better than a 13-minute mile!]
On my way home I saw a woman who let her German Shephard do its business on my neighbor's front lawn and then just started to walk away, and as I was running by her (wouldn't have had the guts if I'd been just walking), I said, "You really should pick that up, you know."
Last night my brother and sister-in-law from California came to visit. It was my SIL's first time seeing our house ever, and my brother's first time since we'd done a ton of work to the house. I loved showing them around and having a guest room for them, and I made a big meal of whole-wheat angel hair pasta and meatballs, salad, garlic bread, Malbec, and cookie dough ice cream for dessert. My husband also made bruschetta for an appetizer. Although it's not particularly healthy I ate reasonably sized portions. And it was a last-minute thing, and what meal is easier to put together AND universally crowd pleasing like spaghetti and meatballs??
I know I'm not going to lose any weight though, and may even continue the slow and steady gain, until I get serious about calorie limits and tracking. I know I will eventually, I just have to have my motivation break through. Only 9 days of school left, so that may be the trigger for me. I hope.