No, not that walk of shame. I’m talking about the walk you take home after quitting a bad run. Yeah, that happened to me tonight.
I was excited all day to get out and run outside, but when it was still in the high 80s at 6:30, my excitement quickly dwindled. I set out for Bridge to 10K Week 1 Day 3, four intervals of 10 minute runs and 1 minute walks. Four minutes in, I wanted to quit. Five minutes in, I stopped and walked even though I had 5 minutes until my first scheduled walk break. I took a few steps and told myself “you’ll never run a complete marathon if you quit now”, so I kept going. I tried to repeat some of my favorite mantras like “release your inner warrior” and “you’re strong, you’re an athlete”, but after 13 minutes, the concrete blocks that were my legs just couldn’t move any longer. I turned off the Garmin and started the walk home. Sometimes you just have to listen to your body.
Even walking hurt, so I came to the conclusion that the reason for my incredibly sore legs the past few weeks is due to old shoes. Ok, well I’ve known this for a while but haven’t wanted to fork out the cash for new ones.
These will be retired very, very soon!
These shoes have gotten me through three half-marathons and a full marathon. Since shoes are supposed to be retired after 500 miles, these are way past their prime.
Remember when I bought new shoes for my birthday, and they hurt like hell? I finally figured out why. They’re the wrong size!!! Womp womp. I feel so dumb.
After my walk of shame, I came home and browsed Amazon for new shoes. Since I know the Asics Gel Nimbus 11 model works well for me, I got those, but in the right size! I love the “tango red” color!
I cannot even wait to feel the difference of running in new shoes!!
I also can’t wait to have off this Friday! Anyone else have off for Good Friday? What are you doing with your extra long weekend? I’ll be packing boxes! That’s right! My offer on a house was accepted!! More on that to come!