Friday, January 8, 2010


I was reading Dee Dee's Weight Loss Journey blog last night and she suggested that FR attendees buy their hiking shoes early enough to break them in before getting up there. So I dashed out to Any Mountain and found these little beauties. Yes they’re cute, but I did try on at least 7 or 8 different pairs and these were the best fit. I have to say that the sales person who helped me was a gem! He was super patient, bringing out pair after pair with a smile on his face.

On another note, I don’t know how it happened but I’ve gotten myself into something that I’ll probably live to regret. I was on Facebook chatting with a couple of old buds from high school (actually one of them goes all the way back to junior high) about fitness and exercise. When I wasn’t looking I somehow agreed to set a goal of running a 10K. It’s the Wharf To Wharf in Santa Cruz CA on or around July 26th 2010. That sounds like a long way off, but I CAN’T RUN!!!

So, on top of the exercise goals I have already set for myself, I am going to start training for a 10K. :-? ::Shaking head:: There’s a lot of great information online about how to start training for these things. My program will be a three step process beginning this coming Monday, January 11th. I would have started already but I need to go out and buy another pair of shoes, this time I need a good pair of running shoes.

My running program:

Step 1:
An 8 week Get Started With Running program
Step 2:
An 8 week Train for Your First 5K program
Step 3:
An 8 week Train for Your First 10K program

I'm not sure how I'll keep up with these programs during the 4 weeks that I'm at Fitness Ridge, but I'll work it out.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! That's awesome!!! The shoes are cute too. I love my Asaics running shoes. I used to always buy Nike but when I finally bought a pair of Asaics, it was like they were made for me. First shoes I never got a blister in :).