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I can’t believe how fast time is flying, just yesterday I was setting my fitness goal for the first three months of the year and today I realized I only have 21 more days to work even more towards my goal. Time sure flies when you are busy and having fun.
I am already running and reaching 1 km, on some days it is harder said than done and others it feels like a breeze. I have to admit that the fact that I now have a running buddy has motivated me a lot, she says: “ready to run?” and I smile and say “GO!” as soon as we reach the curb to our home she cheers me on and I feel like I have a crowd cheering me on to keep going. I can actually picture everyone there with banners and rooting for me to keep going… Yes my imagination is magical 😉
I still have 2 more km to work on, but I like what I’ve accomplished so far. I feel confident that I will achieve my 3 km soon.
Out with the old, in with the new.
The past couple of weeks I had been noticing my ankles were hurting, if I were to set the pain in a scale from 1- 10 I’d say between a 2 or 3. Mostly like tired feet and ankles, I began paying closer attention to my running shoes which I’ve had since 2012. They were a birthday gift from my husband when I first began my weight loss journey and they were to motivate me. I loved my running shoes so much, the color, the comfort and the fact that I could use a little usb to keep track of my workouts. Above all I love the old running shoes for what they represent: change, evolution and my journey.
These shoes had been with me all along, until a little over a week ago when I finally gave in and went running shoe shopping. I will keep my old shoes as a reminder of my journey, of my goals but now I run with a new pair of running shoes that make it feel like I’m walking on fluffy clouds. My feet and toes thank me for the change.
Changing shoes, also meant I had to find a new way to track my distance and timing. I had used RunKeeper before, but stopped. On my first run with the new shoes I gave RunKeeper a try and realized I had been walking longer distances and had made my timing better. Can you say winning? 😉
Like a Ferrari!
When I bought my new running shoes, I decided to try out running socks and added a visor to shield my face from the sun. The fact that I now wear several items that I would consider only for runners, makes me feel a little more official and proud to consider myself a runner. Yes, I know I may not be considered one by professional runners yet to me I feel like one. From gasping for air after a few steps running I am now running a full km! You better believe I’m beaming with pride.
Just the other morning my preschooler saw me ready for my run, he then said: “momma, you’re new shoes will make you run fast like a Ferrari!” -he is into race cars, hence the Ferrari comparison. I smiled and said: “yes, I will beat a Ferrari any day now!”. I know I can’t run as fast as a Ferrari, but the fact that my son compared me to one made me smile and of course today I ran like one in my mind.
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