Monday, March 10, 2008

Spending the Paycheck I don't have yet...


I bought new running shoes. I need them! I know I know, they are expensive; good running shoes are at any rate. And I do realize I have to WORK for 3 weeks BEFORE getting a paycheck (read March 28th), however, as far as running shoes go, this particular purchase probably saved me from obesity, low self esteem, personal frustration, and depression for the remainder of my life. I do not exaggerate. Recently, on my runs, I've lengthened the distance and decreased the time...or tried to decrease my time, thus adding to the impact on my body. Also, I've been running on the same shoes for, oh, two years. GASP! You see? Ye olde runners out there KNOW that the cardinal rule of running is to get new shoes at least every 500-800 miles. So if I run 4 times a week, 4 miles each time....4x52....er...well it's more than 500!! I bear testimony the fact that runners need new shoes often. Last week my left foot started to really hurt during the middle of my runs (ha ha - runs...anyway), and additionally, continued to hurt the day after I had run. No good. The phrase "stress fracture" was emblazoned on my mind every time I felt the achy pain in my outer foot/upper arch area. Stress fracture then morphed into serious injury, into not being able to run for a couple weeks, into my pushing myself to do so anyway because I couldn't afford nice new supportive running shoes and there was no way I was going to sit around and gain pounds a few months before summer, to a lifetime injury, to no running ever again, to weight gain, to non-dating, to a life of loneliness, poor self-esteem, and constant regrets "WHY DIDN'T I JUST BUY SOME BETTER SHOES!?!?! WOE IS ME!" You see the problem...thus, I bought some. Look at how SAWEET theys be! I always wanted Shox - and not just for the style (a little for the style) but for the ankle and arch support they so blessedly offer. However, Shox seem incredibly heavy to me and as a runner - heavy shoes are not so desired. Thus I resigned myself to not having the Shox. I went to the mall today, on the look out for some New Balance or lighter Nike brand running shoes and the heavens parted in Finish Line to reveal these little gems: light weight, supportive, durable, oh sooooo stylin, and yes SHOX! Hurrah for a happy future! Also, now that I can't afford food, I will find "summer body" me faster than expected! It's a win win really.

3 comments:

heidikins said...

Also wrote about running... although without the "I need new shoes cuz I ran my old ones out" accomplishment... ;o)

xox

Laura said...

Ah. I'm kind of jealous of your running . . I've always wanted to be a runner . . . But its just not really in my skills list. haha.

Hilda said...

I can attest that shoes make a huge difference when running, allthough you might want to be careful when breaking in new shoes...that's how I got injured! Make sure you alternate between your new shoes and your old ones, that's how your legs will get used to them. Unless you owned the same exact shoes before.