Day 17 – National Blog Posting Month.
I finally caved the other day and picked up a new pair of running shoes. From everything I’ve read, shoes should last the average runner about 600-800 km, depending on the brand. Yeah, not so much for me. I’m lucky if I can get 400 km out of my shoes before I start noticing the shin splints and calf pain coming back. I must have lead feet when it comes to running. I seem to blow through shoes faster than anyone else I know.
I have also been indulging in far too many Halloween treats after dinner and the waistline is starting to get tight again. I’m sure it didn’t help that I took a week off running and still ate the way I normally do. No one else would even notice but I know the extra pounds are there so I have made a decision to just stop with the chocolate.
(At least until Christmas.)
While husband was cooking dinner of fish and broccoli (boring but healthy), I went out for a quick run in my new shoes. They felt great and I ran steady for 22 minutes (3.25 km at an average pace of 6:50 min/km). One of the fastest runs I’ve had in the past month and it felt great not to have that nagging calf pain. New shoes really do make a difference.
I had asked husband to hide the candy and refused to eat any after dinner. He decided to have dessert and brought one of the kid’s Halloween buckets down to the basement and proceeded to eat three or four little chocolate bars right in front of me.
I stayed strong and didn’t have any. I can feel the withdrawal already this morning.