Friday, July 11, 2008

New Shoes ROCK! & Wichita Training

My new shoes are sooooooo FREAKIN COOL. It is a good day when you find out the new model of your favorite shoe are out and they are perfect. So what is perfect? See below....

I was really let down last year with the colors of the Nimbus 9's. I could only find them in blue, "root beer", or grose forest green. Then I found the Ghetto Gold ones with swirls and was excited again. Some of you out there are saying, "It's just a shoe!" but no, everything you wear is a fashion statement. And these new ones match so many of my pick "outfits :-P

This week I couldn't believe it when I started adding up the miles and figured out that somehow I logged somewhere around 520 miles on my Ghetto Gold Nimbus 9's. My feet had been aching quite a bit over the last month but my knees seemed to still be alright so it didn't even occur to me that my mileage was that high. Never again...I promise! For those of you that don't know it I usually try to change around 350 miles.

Of course Michael thinks everyone should be running about 1000 miles per pair of shoes. And last night he said that Chanti and I should double that since we are "small people" and put less wear and tear on our shoes. Guess we know he isn't running :-P

As for Wichita marathon training. I have done 2 long runs (10 miles and 12 miles) and last Sunday Tralaine made me run Pike's Peak road at the lake. It was HELL but I made it up and next time I will take a picture just to show you how steep it is...if anyone can tell me how to figure it, I will tell you the grade also.

I am trying to "Live a runner's lifestyle" as Deena Kastor put it; but I am short on protein and should probably be drinking more water, eating more veggies, getting more sleep, and eating less sugar. Still feeling great though. Need to add weekly runs to calendar to begin scheduling better. Hey, also made it to the gym 2 times as promised (to Chanti).

Next weeks goals:
  • Eat more protein
  • Drink more water
  • Add weekly runs to calendar
  • Lift 2 times
  • Do sit-ups/push-ups 3 times
  • Ride bike one night