Today has been a huge, wonderful day!
Stayed on track with my eating!
Did my Half Marathon training!
It was a rest day, so that was easy!
But what has made it a wonderful day, and an exhausting one, is stepping out of my comfort zone. Not just once today but TWICE!
It's been awhile since I've been back to the gym. I was nervous about going, very apprehensive but I knew if I could just get back there and walk through the door it would be easy breazy the next time I go. I warmed up with the elliptical, did 45 min of ST then cooled down with the bike. Had a wonderful visit with the gym manager before I left, even cried, but felt so supported and motivated! YAY Me!
Yesterday I walked a total of 5 miles. My feet HURT! They didn't hurt just because of the mileage, my feet ALWAYS hurt. I know I needed a new pair of shoes but just didn't. There was a reason, one I'm severly sensitive about....I have EXTREMELY large feet. I wear women's 13. Shoes are not FUN for me at all! I dread needing them. Athletic shoes are worse. I don't want to buy them online so it means I have to go into a store. But to purchase them in a store requires me wearing men's shoes.
I decided if I'm going to treat me right and truly train for the half marathon the most important thing I need is a GREAT pair of shoes. My sister knows of my anxiety over my feet. She went a few months ago to the running specialty store in our town. The sales rep who helped her was Marvelous. So tonight my sister went with me to hold my hand. I was up front with Jessie (yay, the lady who helped my sister was working!) and told her I hate my feet and that they are extremely large (For some reason a woman's 13 shoe translates to a man's size 12 athletic shoe). Just so you're not invisioning a normal size woman with shoes larger than the men in your life let me just remind everyone that I am 6' tall. (It's very hard to have to wear shoes larger than most men I know).
Jessie was wonderful. She looked at my old shoes, looked at my feet without shoes on them, watched me walk and jog in my old shoes and the many she brought out for me to try on. We were successful in finding a pair of shoes that felt great, fit right, I hope will help with the pain and were Cheaper than I planned.
It's amazing how ALL steps, choices and decisions on this journey make us stronger. I feel AWESOME with the choices I made for a healthier, better ME!