You know that saying “Do as I say. Not as I do”? It about sums up my day yesterday.
I started the morning with a trip to the gym for a 45 minute spin class. When I got there, I had about 20 minutes to kill thanks to remembering the morning class times incorrectly. Typical for me. I thought about doing a short weights workout or some abs, but saw the treadmill. And hopped on.
I originally planned to play it safe with just cross training this week after my foot kept aggravating me on runs last week. I even took the previous 3 days completely off exercise. I guess that time off helped, because I ran those 20 minutes pain free. Thank goodness! I wouldn’t necessarily recommend pushing luck when it comes to possible injuries.
After the hour run + spin combo at the gym I came home to eat a big breakfast and hang around with the family. Then, I got the sudden urge to do something I know I should have done a long time ago.
I visited Big Peach Running Company to officially get fitted for running shoes. I’ve needed to do this for a long time. And I’m so glad I finally did as my Christmas present to myself.
They took a scan of my feet first – medium arch, normal weight distribution, then had me run on a treadmill which took video of my stride.
Pretty cool to see! Apparently, I have a really good gait and stride on my right side, but over-pronate a bit on the left. I also learned that I have been getting my running shoes a size or twotoo small! Crazy!
After all the talk and analysis, I tried out quite a few pairs of different shoes. I was really drawn to a new line by Brooks – the Pure Cadence – but settled on a Saucony Guide since it will hold up a little longer and gives extra cushioning over the Brooks shoe.
I picked up a few other goodies while there too – a new running water bottle (so I don’t have to hold plastic ones anymore) and some compression sleeves to help my calves. I wanted to get a long sleeve running tee too but couldn’t swallow the $70 price tag. I’ll check out my beloved Champion line at Target first.
It took a lot longer than I expected at the running store, running (ha!) right through my typical lunch time, but I had another errand to run. Do as I say, not as I do.
I went grocery shopping. Hungry. Very hungry! And our bill ended up about $50 more than normal. Ouch.
Plus, a lot of it included fresh produce to come home and make a satisfying lunch.
My lunch obsession of the moment = a salad with spring mix, mushrooms, tomatoes, red onion, blue cheese, and balsamic vinaigrette with a side of apple and egg + cheese + toast. Although, in lieu of the apple, yesterday I went for a couple of the “special” grocery purchases.
I think for that I will say “Do as I do”. That Lindt Touch of Sea Salt bar gets me every time.
You can also “do as I do” today by having more chocolate while spending some time thinking about your goals. You’ll have to see what I have on my mind tomorrow.
What’s the last thing you did that wasn’t quite “practicing what you preach”?