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Tuesday, April 27, 2010


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I bought new shoes a couple of weeks ago. There is a new store downtown called RUN WITH IT and they specialize in shoes and all types of running gear. Since I signed up with them to do a 5K I decided to get some new shoes. Oh, I had new shoes that I had bought from a discount warehouse and my main purpose was to find ones on sale that fit. I did but when I started walking in them, my toes hit the ends. So I got new shoes and they were about $100, no worse than getting something at Hibbit's Sportswear. Anyway, the store owners look at the way you walk and then prescribe a pair for you with the right cushioning and the right size. So far I like them.

So how are your shoes? Are they all flattened and worn out? Do your feet hurt and you get shin splints? You are supposed to get a new pair every 500 miles. That's about a year for me, at least. You can learn all about shoes and walking at about.com and sign up for a program too. Good info.

I weighed this morning and am firmly at 180!!! Whoo Hoo! I've done well eating the last couple of days and I even walked the dog yesterday. She got really hot so it is time for her spring shave. Last night I had an eggplant to cook so I found a recipe on Spark called Healthy Moussaka by CHUCKLESO719. Man, it was delicious! The spices she added really made the difference. My husband raved and raved about it! I needed more eggplant than the one I had so I added sliced zucchini to it. Worked just as well. And instead of tomato sauce and tomato paste, I used a jar of Healthy Prego spaghetti sauce. But the spices made the difference, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, oregano, pepper. And she also had a Bechamel sauce poured over it. IT was as good or better than the local Greek restaurant!

I kind of dropped out of the run/walk program choosing to walk instead. Twice, my friend Pat and I have walked the 5K route and I'm hoping she will go with me this Saturday for the end game. There are 2 more rehearsals tonight and Thursday and I plan to go. Without this event, I would still be procrastinating!

Got a busy day ahead. A funeral to attend and I'm hoping to make a sale this afternoon. Tomorrow!
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    I used to run about 15 years ago and developed shine splints each and everytime I would start to run...back to good old walking and the elliptical...hopwfully when I lose about 20 pounds, I'll give running a try again!
    2918 days ago
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    That's for the 180 - go YOU!!! :-D
    2918 days ago
  • ANDI571
    We sound a lot alike. I was thinking about the run/walk thing, and I tried to jog to see if I could do it. I made it 40 seconds, three different times. So I am sure I could work up to it. But since the tendonitis thing in my feet last year, I decided to just walk until I start shaping up. I don't want anymore injuries.

    I need to check a running store for shoes. I have so much trouble with my feet these days.

    Congratulations on the 180. emoticon
    2918 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/27/2010 10:07:05 AM
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