Thursday, March 24, 2011

Day 5 training 12k: Day Off

Today was my day off on my training schedule and tomorrow I'm scheduled to run 3 miles.

I figured what better day to take the time for a proper shoe fitting for running shoes. 

My friend and running partner for the 12k went with me to do some shopping.  We packed up the two little ones (both the age of two) and went to the local running store and had a great experience.  It was a kid friendly store as they had a few baskets of toys for the kids to play with while we were fitted with running shoes. 

For the process of being fitted first they checked out my stride and then fitted me with some sneakers that I tried out on the treadmill in the store (they also did a video of my stride to see how I run).  I found out that I have slightly low arches and my feet have neutral pronation.  I purchased some inserts for my arches to go with the shoes.  Then it was time for some some lunch and a trip to Old Navy. 


Lunch at Whole Foods: Egg, Quinoa, Berries, Cucumber slices,
Carrots, Onions, Fennel Salad and a Small Yogurt not pictured.

My trip to Old Navy was a success.  I found some short sleeve shirts for summer and a sun dress.  All were a size small :-) What a feeling!  It's funny because the million times before I've looked at shirts and I've never picked up a small and when I did today in my mind I said:  "there's no way I can wear a small as it looks so small".  It's funny how the old image of what would fit me was still in my head (I used to always shop for XL or XXL). 

Tomorrow is day 6 in my training for the 12k.  I'll be running three miles tomorrow and trying out my new running shoes and then it's yoga with some meditation mixed in.

3 comments:

  1. congrats on the size small clothes, sonya! getting into smaller clothes is always amazing. it is hard to get rid of the "fat" body image. it sounds like you had a great day, overall.

    i looked at the timer you suggested on jeff galloway's website. i had never been on that website so that was a pleasant experience. i like that timer because it clips on and also because of the vibrate feature. i wear my ipod on my wrist so maybe i don't need another wrist accessory. so now i have to decide between instant gratification from a store here or order that one and wait. decisions, decisions. i'll probably go look at the ironman again this weekend before i decide.

    thanks for your suggestion!

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  2. Linda let me know what you decide and what you think of your purchase. And as a side note keep your reciept in case you decide your purchase isn't a good fit.

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  3. sonya - SIZE SMALL!!! how awesome is that??? and I'm sure a little surreal too!!? CONGRATS and a cute dress to boot...woohoo...and your lunch looked AMAZING : ) -Mid

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