I was so excited.
I still love them.
So Vintage, so me. SO not for running.
Meet the Vintage Nike...they even have the little vintage tag on the tongue.
sleek, slender, cute...for my fat, wide, and definitely not so cute foot.
The first day I wore them they were very tight. This is to be expected as they are so narrow and I didn't care really.
However, what killed the deal is when I ran. Maybe it was just a bad run. I was at first elated because I noticed NO shin splints. Yes! Nike has always been good to me for that (must be the extra cushion they put in) However, on my 3 minute runs....even though I can normally only do 2.5 minutes I felt immediately heavy, lungs hurt, feet felt like they were "sliding" on the soles of the shoes even though they were too tight AND my baby toes were hurting from how tight they were. I couldn't even do 2 minutes. To say it was a bad run is an understatement....it truly was my worst. I don't want to blame the shoes all the way though...I really don't. I tried wearing them around but by the end of the day I'm literally prying them off my feet. It won't help to go a size or even a half size up either as I have a very very narrow heel and it already slides from one side of the sole to the other...I'm a mess, what can I say?
So, back to the drawing board I go. I've researched a lot of shoes and discover that the Sauceny's I bought, although awfully cute, are meant to be lighter and more flexible (more experienced runners I guess) and I found this list of top 5 shoes. Asics Evolution Gel 5 are what they use on the Biggest Loser...why? Because they are and I paraphrase "meant for fat runners" no lie. I'm all over that.
So, today I will take my absolutely darling beloved Vintage Nikes back to Macy's. I'd keep them and stretch them out but frankly, I'm broke and need the money to exchange my shoes. I need them by this weekend as April has been kind of crazy. Last weekend was a two day competition for cheer in Sacramento. Power took 2nd place (not bad) This weekend I am chaperoning my Missy Kate's band to Stockton where they will be doing this grand music thingie with clinics etc. She's elated as there is a "Music Therapy" clinic....as this is what she wants to major in she is beyond excited. I, however, am thinking "I have to be at the school at 5-freaking what-thirty am and not getting to a hotel til when 10?" then after the hotel we check on the kiddos, get up at 6 on Sunday to visit Alkatraz. O.o Next weekend is a two day-er in Bakersfield for the final cheer competition of the season. I say of the season, only the following week begins the new season. LOL I'm letting her go incase we do sign her up for cheer.
Oh my have I got some news yesterday!
well, as some of you may or may not know.....I'm starting to like my hubby again. He's been pretty awesome during the last year and I might even venture to use the "l" word, but I won't.
He's got his back surgery up in line for April 29th and he will be done out at the base pretty much at that time. I mean, they'll help him telecommute and such until the unit "goes away".
We live in California. As when we moved here during my oldest's senior year, I promised the family we would never do that again. Ever.
He took a job in South Carolina yesterday. It's not definite yet as there's always the final stuff to do and whatnot...but he's so excited he's beyond himself.
It's cool because it's the perfect job for him doing what he absolutely loves to do and he hasn't had that here. Actually, he HATES it here...
But, we just bought a house and my Missy Kate has two years left of high school and Nicole will just be entering high school this next year. How will this work? Well, our initial thinking is "we've done lots of deployments apart, this will be nothing" which is true except deployments are 4 months to a year and this is 2-4. Not to mention HE really doesn't do well with deployments. I, on the other hand, party like a rock star and rearrange the house (I've already got plans for the living room) and paint things pink.
I think he has it in his head that it's only for a year? I don't know....I've brought it up but he's soooooo excited. And I really AM excited for him!! I haven't told the girls and asked him not to usher a word until it was final. I know my girls and they will NOT be pleased.
So, there it is. I did tell him he was taking the yorkie. I love my TuckerMan but he's a moody biotch when hub isn't there and I told him "you will NOT leave me alone to care for ALL this by myself .... AGAIN" He at first was like "I'm not paying extra for an apartment for my dog" but I gave him the look. You know, the one that says "fine, see if you have a dog when I come out there...." that's what I thought.... He's taking the little man.
I am also excited because I have several Sparkies on the East Coast....one of them my sissy Kim!! We will still be about 10 hours apart but that's better than practically 48 states apart!! LOL My luck, I'll get there and she'll move back home!! (I'll beat you girl so help me :p)
I have been trying to track better. I tried to go without coffee. My first day without coffee my husband brought me a Starbucks (first time in weeks go figure) 2nd day brought on the coffee headaches, which I didn't think I would get since I only drink 3 cups a day, and 3rd day I didn't even try.
Exercise has been so sporadic. I've been trying to do the DVDs but it's been a battle with the television time. I think I'm going to have to go back to getting up extra early and I will because I want this body jiggle free d@mmit!!
I'm sitting in the cheer competition with a couple of other parents. Another mom leans over and says something about something being some sort of influence on the girls and making them turn into lesbians. I looked at her and said "well, I hope so, how do you think I was going to avoid teen pregnancy?"
I think she peed her pants she laughed so hard.
That is all.