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The Running Tally: Day 1

Day 1:

Distance Ran: Half a mile.

Thoughts While Running: Obscenities. Chest going to explode. I am pathetic. That car that just drove by knows that I am pathetic. So does the old lady walking her schnauzer.

Conclusion: I will try again tomorrow.

In other news, my shoes are new and awesome. My workout clothes were mismatched and a bit of a spectacle, but my shoes were bangin’.

I needed new shoes. Also, I figured that skimping on the only real piece of equipment I need would be unwise. So I went, at the advice of many friends and family members, to a specialty shop and got fitted and evaluated.

Holy awkward. Ever had a man in short-shorts crouch down and watch you as you jogged around his storefront? I have. Not even in high school track/cross country did anyone ever pay that close attention to my stride. I did this in my teacher-khakis and a bejeweled tank top. He didn’t seem to mind.

He said, “You over-pronate.” I said, “Huh?” He put shoes on my feet that felt really, really good. And I bought them. (Ok, we tried on a couple pairs and I got a mini-lesson on foot stability to boot.)

Bottom line: In all aspects, starting up running is proving an exercise in humility. Again, no pun intended.

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2 thoughts on “The Running Tally: Day 1”

  1. One step at a time. You’ll get there. You didn’t get to this point overnight (how old is Carter, etc., etc, etc) and it won’t take you that long until that first enjoyable run. You love challenge. And GREAT shoes!!! And that’s definitely where you want to put your money! smart smart smart

  2. An impressive share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a coworker
    who has been doing a little homework on this.
    And he in fact ordered me lunch because I discovered it for him…
    lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!!
    But yeah, thanks for spending time to talk about this subject here on your site.

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