So I’ve officially been back into running since August 2010. As I may have mentioned before, I have always ran in New Balance shoes. There is something about the comfort and fit for my (oversized) feet! However, during my shoe-fitting HERE, I decided to try a new brand for me, Asics. I bought the ASICS Gel-Kayano 17 Road-Running shoe – one of their Stability shoes (because I over-pronate). On the plus side – they have great cushioning, are very light, and provide great support during my runs. I have been running in my Asics now for just over 2 weeks…and then BAM…after my Saturday run, I came home to a bloody sock. Eeek. My toes/feet weren’t really hurting during my run or anything, so I trimmed up my toenails, gave my foot a good cleaning, and thought I would give the shoes one more try. Just in case it was a random one-off, I didn’t want to give up on my shoes! And…yep – yesterday’s run gave me another bloody sock. And I could actually feel a lil’ soreness in my left toes at about the 2 mile mark. Uugghh. So I’m gonna have to go back and most likely find a new pair of my tried and true New Balance! Update to follow.
2011 Personal Goals Update
I was recently asked by a friend to attend the Bayou Country Superfest this weekend.
I wasn’t too sure about spending the day in 90* heat – but thought – why the heck not?! It proved to be AWESOME!!! Just look at the line-up!!! Ending my night with Tim McGraw…YES, PLEASE!
And – I had a BLAST! We missed the first guy on the line-up, but wanted to make sure we were there for Luke Bryan. And he was AWESOME! He was a really good performer and interacted with the crowd! Next up was Trace Adkins – a classic country performer. Then…Sugarland his the stage. And let me tell you how SURPRISED I was at their performance. They were AMAZING! The crowd loved them. They loved the crowd. And they even did a lil’ fun “remix” section playing a few versions of today’s hit pop/rap/country songs! Would highly recommend seeing them if you get the chance! And – Mr. Tim McGraw ended the evening. And there is no question as to why he was the closing act! He was really upbeat, LOVED his fans, sang a great mix of new & old songs!!! The hubs also loves him, so I videod (?spelling) a few of our favorite songs on my iPhone for his return from offshore!
So – I may now cross off one of my 2011 Goals – Attend a Live Music Performance!
ALSO – Sunday was a chill day for me…was feeling really wiped out from being in the sun/heat all day on Saturday. So – I decided to see an afternoon movie – by myself!!! Last fall I read the series by Emily Giffin (Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Baby Proof). So I went to Fandango online…picked a time…and went to see Something Borrowed. And I loved going by myself! I didn’t feel weird buying a “ticket for one” or ordering a small popcorn or even walking into the dark theater and sitting by myself. It was actually…refreshing! And even though most everyone was there with a friend/sister/mother…I was still able to laugh at all the funny parts…just as if I were sitting at home on the couch watching by myself. I highly recommend ya’ll try a solo movie sometime!
So – I may now cross off another of my 2011 Goals – Watch a Movie at the Theater by Myself!
AND…from my post on Friday, you will see that I am making progress towards one of my Life Goals – Run a 1/2 Marathon! Here are the stats from week 1. I didn’t quite make it on Wednesday – but I did end up doing a 15-minute “Butt Buster” aerobics to make up for my laziness (from the Nike Training Club app for Women on iPhone)!! Also, I swapped my Friday rest day for Thursday since I was super-sore from afore-mentioned “Butt Buster!” HAH. I have an upcoming post on Fitness Apps for iPhone users.
What did your weekend look like?