taking a step in the right direction
Sunday, July 10, 2011
I finally had enough extra money this payday to order a new pair of running shoes. Usually I also replace the manufacturer's insoles with better quality ones, but I couldn't afford them this time around.
My old running shoes are just that: old. I've been hauling them around with me for nearly ten years now, and that is just way too long for a person of my weight to use safely in a running program.
I'm getting back into a relationship with my gear company, the one in San Diego that I've ordered my stuff from exclusively for about 20 years now. Yes, the shoes were on sale, but yes they are my favorite running shoe brand ever, and yes they are appropriate for my size and weight and running needs. And yes, baby steps, one foot in front of the other, and my favorite chant while I'm huffing and puffing: run as fast as you can, and as slow as you have to.