Running Shoes, Kids, and Men!
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
I finally bought myself new running shoes this weekend, and I lOVE them! The other weekend during the 10K race I ran, on mile 1 my shoes starting rubbing my heel, and luckily I was able to tune it out, but when I took my shoes off my heel was bleeding pretty bad (it turned out something had punctured through my shoe), so I knew it was time to finally get myself a new pair. This time when I went shopping I decided to go to the VA Runner store and actually have someone fit me for a good pair of running shoes. It was so nice to have someone watch my gait as I was running, look at my arches, and actually test the shoes out before I bought them. The funny thing was I ended up buying shoes that were a half size bigger than I’ve always bought them! I was a little reluctant to buy them that size at first because I’ve always bought the same size shoes, but I figured these running guys know their stuff. I tried my shoes out on a 12 mile run on the treadmill on Sunday, and LOVE them!!! No blisters, and oddly enough, even my knees didn’t start to hurt until closer to mile 9.5 (when normally it’s like mile 7 I can feel them start to ache). Looove my shoes.
On the kid front, my 2 kids have decided that they want to do parks and rec baseball. So we are signing up my 8 year old for baseball and my 5 year old for Teeball. My evenings and weekends are now going to be filled with running kids to practice and games. I was practicing with them in the yard yesterday, pitching the ball to my eldest, and he hit a ball that almost took my head off if I hadn’t of ducked in time….eesh, I gave birth to you kid! Anyway, I know nothing about this, what do they even need for practice, baseball cleats, baseball pants, do they need any type of shin guards (I’m coming from the soccer world)…any baseball moms out there? What do they wear to practice?
I’m looking forward to Thursday and Friday of this week because I’m taking a couple of days off of work to paint the dining room and spend some time with the kids during their week off of school for spring break. My husband started painting it about a year ago, and I’ve been nagging him to finish it. He doesn’t like my painting because he thinks I’m a sloppy painter, but for over a year now the dining room has looked like an unfinished patchwork cow. The funny part of this story is as soon as I told him I was taking a few days off to paint the dining room, he miraculously started painting it again this week. MEN!