Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Getting my mo-jo back

It's time to take back the run. You know. As in, reel it back in. I am all about running hard, running fast, and running far! My breathing seems to be a bit better. And I have had two great runs this week. I had a fast 3.1 miler on Monday which I ran in 29 minutes. That was faster than I have run in a VERY long time. Then I had a 4 miler tonight with Elisa which was a little bit slower - but still felt good.

Yes - it's all about running renewal over here. And part of that includes new running shoes! Yup. It was time to get some new duds. I have been happy with my Brooks. (These Brooks have run 2 half marathons with me - so I feel kind of partial to them.) That being said, I decided to stick with them. I found them online for about $20 cheaper than at Fleet Feet. I placed the order and I was very excited when they arrived from the UPS man.

I couldn't wait to try them out and my first run with them was on Monday. Unfortunately, the whole time I was running, I kept thinking that I felt like they were too small. My toe kept hitting the front of the shoe.  When I finished my run and took off my shoes, I realized that I had ordered them a half size too small. How annoying is that? Luckily I was able to send them back since the place that I ordered them from has a 90 day return policy even if you wear them! Nice - huh?

Back they went, and now I am anxiously awaiting my new pair. For now, I guess my old Brooks will have to stick it out for another few runs.

Meanwhile, I am seriously considering registering for another 15K. The Stockadathon is in November and I think I would like to do it. For now, I am just trying to get back in the swing of things, get my breathing under control and enjoy the power of the run.

1 comment:

Suzy said...

I'm glad you sent the shoes back. Running longer distances in too-small shoes will result in black toenails.