I have started to enjoy my running class a lot more and am going to start doing runs outside the class soon. I finally had my running coach assess my feet and running stride to determine what shoes I need. I'm an overpronator, with medium to medium-low arches. Unexpectedly, he told me that the shoes I have are perfect for me, except that these are worn out. I'm also wearing a shoe size smaller than I should for running. I need to be in a Size 13. That explains the pain in my toe and the black nails (bruising). Ouch!
He made some recommendations for me, but I have to wait for RunTex to get my size in next weekend. I will definitely buy from them, since they have helped so much. I am wondering if I should go ahead and get another pair online though. It would allow me to have another pair to alternate so that I could run every day.
I'm also really excited because I ordered a Total Gym XLS. Yep, that's the one that bad-ass Chuck Norris hawks on paid infomercials. I've heard a lot of good things about them over the years, and I think it would allow me to work out on a more regular basis. I have a gym membership that I don't use enough, mainly because the gym is not that close or convenient for me. I'll keep that because it only costs me $54 a year (yes, you read that right), as long as I keep it active, and they do have some good equipment there and free classes. But, you can't beat having something in your home that lets you do all kinds of crazy exercises that easily stashes under your bed. Now I have no excuse to not exercise!
8/10: Running class that was pretty intense
8/11: 75 minutes walking
8/13: Running class