Even better- I went shopping and bought some nice new running gear. I bought some new socks and a running skirt from Target. I guess since I’m gonna have to wear a wedding dress in a few months, maybe I better get used to looking… girly.
Running skirts have shorts underneath them (sorry dudes), and this one doesn’t inhibit my stride or anything like that. I guess if you have really long legs or are fast, some might, but I’ll obviously never have that issue. It’s kinda weird coming from someone who almost always wears shorts or pants, but I felt really strong, athletic, fast, and feminine the first time I wore it on a run.
I also got new shoes about a month ago. Mizuno Wave Inspire- they are the lightest shoes ever; you can’t even tell you’re wearing shoes. They’re *that* light.
At an expo I went to a few weeks ago, I did this foot check thing where a nurse (or some sort of healthcare professional) looked at my feet to make sure everything was okay with them, asked me about any pains I had, etc. Although my feet are healthy, she said I didn’t have much fat on the bottom of them, so I should definitely go for shoes with lots of cushioning- and I definitely thought about that when I bought the shoes.
The lady used to run herself in her younger days (I’d say she’s in her 50s now), so I pretty much respect her opinion more than that of some healthcare professionals out there who literally look at you like you’re crazy when you tell them you actually love running 6 miles and and working out 5-6 days a week.
The next thing in my budget to purchase is a wedding dress. You know, now that I’ve already got the running shoes part down…