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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.
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    new shoes are so nice! I always feel way better with new ones :)
    2097 days ago
    Glad you are loving your new shoes and they feel good! What kind did you get?
    2102 days ago
    I amglad you told that person to pick up their poop that is just disgusting-- either that or they need everyones poop on their doormat in the morning!
    2109 days ago
    2110 days ago
    Ugh... pepople who litter disgust me. And YES, your DOGS POOP is litter, and not to mention it's stinky and a bio hazard!

    A guy started smoking his cigarette yesterday, and then his bus came, so he took a few really huge drags, then flicked almost an entiore LIT cigarette on the sidewalk in front of the bus stop! What an inconsiderate AHOLE! I shot daggers at him through the bus window... if I had been running by though, who knows what I might have said! LOL

    There should be fines for that!
    2110 days ago
    Jealous that you were able to go running :)

    Also, love that you called that woman out on her dog!

    Sounds like a really nice visit with your brother and SIL, too. I totally know what you mean about it being so nice to have a guest room!
    2110 days ago
    They say if you eat right 90% (I've even heard 80%) of the time you are doing alright.
    2110 days ago
    Sweetness for a getting outside and having a good run! And kudos for telling that lady to clean up after her dog! People really need to be more responsible.
    2110 days ago
    glad you had such a great run! don't worry about speed - it's way more important that you're out there doing it than that you're hitting a certain time. you'll get back into the habit of it and your legs will adjust :)
    2110 days ago
    This is such a happy blog! I love it.

    Good for you for saying something to that lady with the dog - that is unbelievable RUDE and I think we all should be accountable for community behaviors like that.

    Have you recently posted pictures of your house? I recall seeing some "in-progress" pics but I haven't seen any updated ones I don't think. How fun to be able to show them your home - and make a great meal to boot.

    Glad you had such a good weekend! ps love your status update - from a few days ago, I just saw it.
    2110 days ago
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