Okay so I have posted some of my recent efforts in hitting the pavement and becoming a cool runner like the Hubs. I am starting my third week of running and I have to admit I have almost quit like 3 or 4 times so far! It's not that I don't like running...It is actually not too bad and I am starting to enjoy it...it's the fact that for some freak reason my legs tend to develop muscle very easily and I have worked so hard to keep them small and I don't want all of that to go down the drain! I know that I sound very vain and it is usually the opposite worry when people start working out or running, but hey it's the truth for me! I have gotten to the point where I am not really sore anymore (man that first week was brutal) and I have read many reports that slow long distance running will actually help slim down your legs but my body doesn't tend to react the way others do. So anyways the last time I tried to quit I realized that although I might have to deal with slightly bigger legs (and hopefully not) this is another activity that is important to the Hubs and I like sharing with him (although he runs way faster than me so we literally just start out together and then go our separate ways)!
So the reason for this post....tomorrow I run my first 4 mile run and I am a little scared! I know to all you runners out there that doesn't sound like much...but for this novice it's a little freaky!! Can I handle it??...will I have to stop and walk???....well walking is totally not an option so either i am passed out on the side of the road or I made it!! I guess if you don't hear from me anymore you will know the outcome :0
Also, apparently since I am still wearing my beloved running shoes of 5+ years (oh how I love thee) and my knees are hurting a lot and I am getting blisters...that I have to get new shoes. grrr but i love my shoes...they have been so faithful to me!! So far the Hubs isn't buying any of my pleas and is forcing me to get new shoes..but they are so expensive and apparently i cant substitute stilettos or any other cute shoes ...since it's for running purposes! Oh well I have to give in! So does anyone have any good suggestions for good running shoes? Keep in mind I am currently training for a half marathon so they have to be good long distance shoes.
Well I guess that's all but If I don't make it ... just know that you guys are the best blog friends ever!!!