Wednesday, May 20, 2009

I'm a Runner!

While we were out on the town Saturday afternoon (do you consider Chik-fil-a out on the town?? I do.) I picked up these beauties:




They are my very first pair of real "running" shoes! They actually said "running" on the sign with the price so I know it's legit. I've been wanting some new shoes but have been hesitant about spending boat loads. Have I mentioned I'm cheap? But I know running is something I want to continue to do so I figured it was an investment. I don't want to get hurt because I AM wearing the wrong shoes, right? Right!

So I forked over the $100 (DSW rocks my world and gave me a $65 discount from the original price) and got them! I just couldn't pass it up. I've used them twice already and I really like them. They have tremendous arch support which is great and are super light weight. I can almost feel the air moving through them as I run!

I now officially feel like a runner.

And I have amazing news! I'm on the last week of my 8 week training plan. This is the week where all of the interval training comes together into full out runs with no walking in between. Well, Monday, I ran 20 minutes without stopping...and without dropping my speed!!! I have never run more than a mile (without walking) in my whole entire life...and I finished 1.68 miles! I really wanted to stop after about 1 minutes...but I kept going. You know what gave me inspiration?? This amazing post by Chic Runner. I freaking love this girl and she is so inspiring. She just happened to write this post the very day I had to start my long runs and boy did it help. She really gave me the confidence in myself to keep going. So thank you so much Chic Runner! You rock my socks off...and even my new running shoes!

And another milestone to celebrate...my 100th post! You're looking at it! I was going to do one of those "ask me anything" posts...but everyone and their mom has been doing those lately...so I think I will hold off. But stay tuned!

14 comments:

Mrs. G.I Joe said...

Woo Hoo! Love the shoes woman! I read that same post by Chic Runner and she is so inspiring! I absolutely loved her professional photo shoot...Did you see those? The Garmin shots where my favrite:) I'm actually thinking about doing something like that as a gift to me once I hit my five mile mark...The whole bribing thing again that d.a.r told me about:p I love be surrounded by all these awesome running chics with great ideas and stories:p

Megan said...

Congratulations!! (On the running, on the shoes, and the 100th post!)

Adventures in Newlywed said...

Good for you!

Shaina said...

This is fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great job on the running! Don't new shoes make all the difference??!! I totally think they do.

You are doing soooo so so great! Can't wait to read more!!

Dollface said...

Go you!! I wish I liked running more, but my bf trains for marathons all the time! good luck doll, xxooo

Margarita said...

Good for you!! I am lookin for a new pair of running shoes myself!

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Baker's Cakes said...

Great job on the running accomplishments! It might be worth getting a professional running shoe fitting too. They analyze the structure of your feet and make sure you get the right type of shoe (neutral cushion or some with more support if you pronate or not, etc.) It will make a huge difference in your biomechanics from the feet up! It's hard (I know) but it's worth spending the extra $$ on the right shoes, your knees will thank you for it!

Becca said...

Jenny, thank you sooooo much for explaining the DVR to me. It makes so much sense to me now, lol!

Ok, and about missing a lot of my posts, you won't be able to "follow" my blog because I am using Wordpress right now... so that is why you have missed them! Do you use Google Reader? That is what I use and it's super easy to keep up with blog posts!!

Becca said...

By the way, love the shoes and congrats on being on your last week of training, that is awesome!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

woohoo you rock congratulations!!! after babyboyNE is born i can't wait to get a new pair of shoes (maybe i should get "real" running shoes too, hmmm) and get rockin'!=)

Krystyna Lizabeth. said...

congrats on the 100th post.
i am at about 50 so i am halfway behind you.

and its really cool that you live in Avon Lake.
i live in Vermilion which is not too far from you :)

Life at the White House said...

congrats - ON ALL OF IT! ha!

and i love your comment about chic-fil-a!!!!!!!!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Enjoyed your blog tonight....Hope you will stop by and see me...Every comment enters you for the 10 big giveaways this month....in honor of Parker's 10th birthday
Read all about our Disney trip.....planning to post the next Disney post tonight...

Kyla Roma said...

Found you through Wishcake - beautiful shoes! I love new running shoes they make you feel so professional, don't they? Enjoy!