So, a quick post while the poppet is asleep!!
A few of you will see in a few posts ago, that I purchased new runners…my gorgeous pink and black Fila’s. Well, well, well after some hard yakka but only 5 days use, we ran into problems and they had to be returned!
The lovely ladies at the store were great and it wasnt a problem to return them; they were just as surprised to see the condition they were in after such a short period of time. However, they did say that Fila is not a brand they usually stock (and only get the sale stuff to offload on Fila’s behalf) and so wouldn’t recommend them. Ok, lesson learnt; don’t choose runners soley on how they look!
Another interesting fact I learnt from them is that your runners should never have to be ‘broken in’. They should be perfect right from the get go!! So, with that in mind, off I went to choose a new pair (and not simply pick up the same Fila’s).
I tried on a few and then it was a toss up between New Balance (I’m a NB girl through and through & the shop urged me to stick with what I know), and Nikes. Well without dragging it out, I went with the Nikes. Feel like they fit like a glove and they are gorgeous as I’m sure you’ll agree! The NB just didn’t feel ‘right’ this time.
Well to get my 12wbt journey onto a roaring start, I posted a FB challenge…for every like, I’d row, bike, run, x-train etc. You get the idea! I had 32 likes (way less than I thought!) and so began this morning with a nice 4.67km walk with my DD and sports model pooch (border collie). I think her lack of exercise was showing though as she was NOT behaving like a sports model, more like old man style. I ALMOST turned around and gave up cos I found I had to pull HER too much but then thought ‘no, this dog is MADE for long distance running so she can JFDI’!! And she did! (Though I did have to share my water bottle with her!)
So 28km to go and I will get stuck into that tonight when I head to the gym.
Anyway, this challenge really made me sit up and look at my fb ‘friends’. I had seen many of them come online and not like my challenge and I wondered why. Not surprisingly, most of these were old friends, ones I went to school with or worked with. Most of them I don’t talk to anymore, some of them I see out and about, we glance at each other and either I or they look the other way. So what is the point? If we are only going to have a virtual link where we don’t even talk online, do I really want these people sticky beaking on my journey, which, when you think about it, is most likely the ONLY reason we remain virtual friends. And I may sound harsh, but I don’t really care about what some of these people get up to, but they are listed as a friend simply for the fact we either, worked together, went to school together or uni together. So I’m going to purge them. Whilst I am overhauling my body I may as well include my support network as well. It’s nothing personal, I’ve just never sat down and thought about what purpose these people have on my life.
Anyway, the intended short post has turned into a long ramble so I’m signing off to chase another elusive dream 🙂