I missed lunch again today, BUT! It was for a good reason. and EVERYTHING happens for a reason.
I was meeting my mother for lunch which was an ordeal in itself because it is so hard to pick a lunch place when you are trying to watch what you are eating. We finally settled on the greek place, they make really yummy salads, and we were set to meet at 20 after 12.
I was a few minutes early and texted my mom who said she would be a few minutes late and then I looked up and realized I was at the Super Runners Shop right across the street from the restaurant. I have been trying to get new sneakers since the beginning of the summer. So, I went in and the man in there asked me all kinds of questions about my running and my feet and my health and all that and then he asks if he can scan my feet to see what the best sneakers would be. I tell him sure and text my mom to tell her to meet me in the sneaker store instead of the restaurant.
The scan was pretty cool. It measured my feet in length and width. Of course both feet are are different in both length and width. Then it takes an impression of your foot to see the shape and scans it to see the pressure points. It was kind of fun. I must say it wasn't THAT useful, but fun t see.
So while I am sitting in the front window of the store with my shoes and socks off, my dear friend sees me and comes in and we make a date for a "Girls' Night" Saturday night. Then my mom gets there. They chat, friend leaves and its back to sneakers, BUT not MY sneakers, my mother has completely monopolized the salesman telling him about her feet and that she needs new shoes too and this and that and the other. And of course the salesman is so nice and starts working with her after asking me if I minded and of course I didn't.
I was a little antsy because I REALLY wanted to get new sneakers and my mom was taking up a lot of time and I had to be home by 2:00 to meet the school bus. Finally we get back to me though and I try on a whole bunch of sneakers. I like the ones NOT recommended by the machine but have had to run on the treadmill 4 times by now, one time for each pair and then once more to decide between favorites.
I picked out the gel sneakers, I hope I like them., and went to the counter to pay for them. Just then, my pediatrician's wife, who works in his office came in. We start chatting about my kids and her kids and someone else joins our conversation and then we start talking about her running. She told me she only started about five months ago and it has become her passion and how great she feels. Then she told me how her friend motivated her by showing up at her door one morning and saying "Come on let's go!" It turns out that her friend is a mutual acquaintance and then she asks ME to go run with them tomorrow morning.
Did I mention that everything happens for a reason?
So this is the reason that I missed lunch today. I had to RUN to my car to get home for the bus, and didn't eat until 3:00, BUT I have a plan to go running at 9:30 tomorrow morning.
I put 2 alarms on my phone to remind me and I plan on taking a Celebrex before I go, but I am so inspired and so motivated that I don't think it will be a problem.
Time to put away my sparkly heels and jump into these!
I'll let you know how it goes!