So after a grueling summer capped of by a bout of pneumonia that kept me out of the gym for 3 weeks, I was feeling a little blah. I knew that I needed to get back to the gym, and sometimes nothing motivates you more than a new toy right...
Sunday I decided I was going to instate operation re-motivation- with some retail therapy to boot.
I found some new shirts: (I got different colors, but can't find pics of them)
And some new shoes. I really needed new shoes for 2 reasons. First of all, anyone working out regularly should replace their shoes every 3-6 months to prevent injury. This is just good practice. The second and more important reason that I needed new shoes was because I have started really enjoying running. However, each time a run for some length of time, I end up bruising my toenails, and losing them. This seasons toenail loss count:3! That's 3 too many if you ask me. So, I decided to bite the bullet and really look into this running shoe thing no matter what it cost me. I headed downtown to First Gear (they have no website, otherwise I would link it), and had a professional fit my foot... turns out I am an overpronator with no arch who needs a size 12 running shoe. Why not sell me a Uhaul box, I am most shoes in that size will be unsightly anyways, right? I don't think what I walked away with was too shabby!
And, as for price, I could afford both of these shoes for the price that I paid for the last pair of running shoes I bought. They were so friendly at First Gear. I even TRIED to sell myself a more expensive pair, and they firmly believed that I did not need to spend the extra money. That is a business that has my business from here on out. They were no more pricey than any of the huge retail stores, plus someone took the time to put the right shoe on my foot, not just sell me some shoes.
So there you have it. Operation Re-motivation has taken effect. I am back in business with some great adventures on the horizon!