Gearing up for fall
Friday, September 13, 2013
The cooler temperatures (finally!) have me itching to spend time outside and start being more active again. Which means it's the perfect timing for the two latest arrivals at my house which both showed up yesterday.
My Fitbit (which I've written about before) was AWESOME. It encouraged me to keep moving and get my butt out of my seat. I would even walk around while brushing my teeth just so I could get in a few extra steps in my day. But, the key word here is "was" because I lost it! I waited a couple weeks hoping that it would show up somewhere around my house, but no dice. So I broke down and ordered a new one. It's here, baby!
And now for the second arrival. My new running shoes! I went to the running store yesterday after work so that I could pick some out. My old ones were giving out and were really starting to get too big for me because the cushioning was wearing out. I ended up buying a pair of Mizunos, which is a change for me. My last several pairs have been Adidas. I loved the Adidas - they really worked well for me - but I liked that these Mizunos were a little tighter on my feet. I have kind of narrow feet, and the fit on these just seemed to work better. Plus, they're purple. Cute!
End result? Mission accomplished so far! I went outside and ran a full 5k around my neighborhood. It felt great to hit the pavement once again. I only wish I had the time to go running every morning. Oh and I was able to run the whole way, even though it had been quite a while since the last time I ran.