For a little added motivation for this upcoming training season, I hit my local running store (Road Runner Sports) for a new pair of kicks. I bought my shoes there last time and it was a very pleasant experience, so I was looking forward to going back.
And let's just say those young fellas didn't disappoint. I was greeted promptly, helped excessively and had a lot of attention while I was there.
I tried on a few selections based on their helpful suggestions. I was bouncing around, running around the store (to make sure my shoes were comfy of course). I ended up with a pair of Nike Air Zoom Vomero 3. I have never been a big fan of Nikes but these felt great.
I was really impressed with the service at RRS. Such helpful young fellas. So I loaded up my purchases (you know I couldn't walk out with JUST shoes), hopped in my car and looked DOWN.
Two buttons on my already low cut shirt had POPPED open and my voluminous breasts were literally pouring out all over the place. Nice.... I guess that's a sure-fire way to get good service.
I took the new Nikes for 4 mile spin this morning. I'm not sure how I feel about them now. They were fine at first, but by the end I kinda felt like there was half a tennis ball under the ball of my foot. I am going to try them again for my 10 miler this weekend and if they disappoint, I will be returning them to Road Runners. Thankfully they have a 60 day return policy. And I'm sure if I have the "girls" out, they will be extra helpful finding me another great pair.
Last, thank you for all your advice on Z plan. I am going to make some adjustments, like increasing the mileage on the shorter runs for the 2nd half of training (a lot of you suggested that). Also remember, that I OVER trained last year and ended up with a hip injury that really slowed me down for the LB Marathon. And yes, I will definately keep up with my "during the week" runs to include hill work and speed work.
Oh, one more thing. I showed the gals at work a picture of BWDOTDFM and they want me to give him another chance because he is so "dashingly handsome." Honestly, I don't think just a pretty face is enough for me anymore. Welcome to being in your 30s. wah.
Song of the day: Just the Way You Are by Milky