Magic Running Shoes
Monday, June 20, 2011
What was it about those running shoes? I wanted them even though I had'nt even attempting running. All my close family and friends said"you can't run". You are( here I will list all the reasons I was given)too old, too heavy, you'll wreck your knees, not necessary, why do you want to you are not training for the senoior olympics,you've gotta be kiddin me,you'll break something, why start at YOUR age... But I did not listen ;just nodded my head as though I was taking it all in. So secretly on my morning walks i started power walking at intervals and then I decided to buy THOSE shoes. When they came, I was alone with the box as I opened them. I picked them up : so light! I hid them in the trunk of my car and that night, went to bed excited at the prospect of my morning 'walk'. Got to the mall where I normally walk outside and put them on. I began to walk, then power walk, then slow down , then power walk, and suddenly my courage kicked in and I started a slow jog, then went a little faster, til i felt I should slow down a bit.I walked for a while, a bit faster than normal and then..POW I took off as though i had wings on those shoes. I did not go as much as a quarter mile, but I did not fall down or die either. They were wrong. I CAN learn to run and I WILL.