I haven’t posted a Wacky Wednesday in a while but I thought this was a good description of what happened to me today. I had a somewhat normal day at work seeing Clients, traveling all around with only one person who didn’t show up, that’s pretty good and what I like to consider a success. I finished early (to me early is anything before 5pm) and was able to get to the gym by 4:45pm.
So I’m running along, with a goal to run for an hour but really thinking I should get in a long run which right now is at least 10 miles. Since the treadmill only goes up to 10 miles, I guess that was really my cap tonight.
Anyway back to the story… at about mile 2 I started thinking (always dangerous!). Earlier in the month I went and got my new shoes to break in before the crazy marathon thing that I signed up for, and it dawned on me that I bought the wrong shoes. I know crazy right! I even stood on the sides of the treadmill and tried to glance down at my shoes to make sure that was what happened. I was such a crazy, sweaty sight. “Oh look a crazy person trying to read her shoes in the middle of a workout!” (I am sure anyone who might have been watching exclaimed this to someone) I have been wearing the same brand of shoes (Sauconey) for a while and when I went into the running shoe store I told them I wear the “Triumphs” so they brought them out. I tried them on and then bought them. And tonight I realized that those are not the shoes I have been wearing (it only took me a month to tune into a purchase I made earlier in the month so I think that goes along with me being in a funk and maybe this in another example of me coming out of it). I bought “Triumphs” when I first started running and changed to “Rides” and thought they were great and I was so glad I switched. Ideally it would be great to take these expensive shoes back to the store and get the proper ones but I don’t think I could do that. Plus I am wondering a couple of things: Do I go ahead and buy the Rides and continue my training? Do I just suck it up and stay with the Triumphs? Why do I lose my mind when I go into stores to get something for myself? (I think it is just the pressure of spending money on myself because I am so use to spending money on others and Oh yeah this marathon running thing is a little overwhelming.)
In analyzing my wacky Wednesday, I think I have decided to purchase the new “rides”. I haven’t really had a great run since I bought these shoes (the wrong ones) and I am hoping that the new ones will bring back that “lovin’ feelin”. (Hey I couldn’t resist!) Do you have any thoughts? I haven’t made the purchase but since I know my size I will probably just buy them online with the hope that since I am doing it from the comfort of my own home I won’t make the mistake.
Ever realized a mistake after a month? Please say yes because I can’t do this alone. I need to know that there are others out there like me. I would love to hear input.