Today Derek and I ran some errands together – I took a rest day from running/working out. Yesterday I ran to the gym, ran 4 miles on the treadmill, did my NROLFW workout, and ran back for a total of 7 miles. It was a good workout and I’m pretty sore today. Just goes to show how much I really need to be doing strength training!
Despite my hatred for waking up early, I’ve decided to challenge myself to getting up every day this week at 5:30am to go to the gym and do a workout before work. I just keep making so many excuses for not going in the evening and I’m sick of myself for it. I also just found an article on SparkPeople about the benefits of morning exercise. Not only does it keep your metabolism higher and your mind sharper during the day, but exercising before breakfast ensures that nothing else will get in the way. I feel like it’s so easy for me to come home and walk Chuie, then say it’s too cold or I have to make dinner or there won’t be a parking space for me when I get home if I go out to the gym. It’s all nonsense and just a manifestation of my laziness. But I’m not giving in this week!
To motivate myself even more, I bought a new pair of running shoes today
I had to throw out my last pair right after the Disney Marathon because – brace yourself – I’m pretty sure I stepped in another runner’s dung when I took a pee in the woods before the race. At this point I think it’s safe for me to say – runners (myself included) are nasty, nasty people!
We went to Marathon Sports which is only about a mile away. I wasn’t sure what shoe or brand to buy – I usually go with Brooks, but I’ve been really disappointed with my last 2 pairs, so I was pretty open to new ideas. The sales guy at the store was awesome, and analyzed my gait for me really quickly to help me find a pair that would work for my particular swagger. Turns out I’m a neutral runner with extremely narrow feet. So, I tried the Mizuno Wave Rider 16′s in a narrow width. They feel supercalifragilisticexpealidocious!
Wear these to the gym at the crack-azz of dawn tomorrow? Don’t mind if I do.
Check out the Mizuno Wave Elixir’s that Derek got:
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Can’t wait to try out mah new sneakahs tomorrow, khed!
What shoes do you like to run in?
Are you a morning workout person?