I finally bought some new shoes! I really wanted to be fitted at a running store, but I'm on a super tight budget so I did the Wet Foot Test and then went to Bob's Stores to try on some different brands. I
discovered that I have a normal foot and needed a neutral shoe. It turns out that my feet have grown since having 2 kids- and they were already large to begin with!!
I went with the Saucony Women's GridCrossfire:
Aren't they cute?!
So far they are ok. Last night when I did Day 2/Week 2 of the C25K my right calf felt as if it was going to snap and my feet were killing me when I finished. My feet have hurt after every "run" thus far- so I'm hoping it's because I'm heavy and not from the shoes.
When I'm back in the green with my finances I hope to get professionally fitted. For now, though, these will have to do.
Notice that I put "run" in quotes? I can't seem to say "I'm going for a run" without feeling like a total impostor. I'm too fat to be a runner. What I am currently doing as part of the C25K training plan cannot be considered running- right?! I'm barely eking out 2 miles in the 30 minutes it takes to complete a session. My 2 year old can go faster than that.
Hopefully I can work up to the point where going for a "run" includes actual running!
I also want to introduce my new "running" (there are those quotes again...) buddy:
|That used to be a soccer ball|
If you are interested in taking your buddy running with you- read up on it here: Pooch to 5K
Thanks for reading!