I just realized that I haven't posted since Wednesday evening. I have however been working on getting all of the posts read in Google reader. I had over 1,000 at one point and I am glad to say I have read over half of them! I have been terrible about commenting though, sorry.
I was a little too busy this weekend to post and add the fact that I only had my iPhone for internet service all weekend. I spend another lovely weekend with a family of three kids while their parents were away skiing. They are a great family but truthfully, the kids can be a bit much for most people. The little boy, Will, is the strongest willed child I have EVER seen. Hows that for irony?. We had a great weekend though and I left feeling great. When the mother first called me about the weekend she mentioned how it would be such great birth control but truthfully I felt like it was such a breeze. I can't wait till the day when it will be our own kids!
The worst part of the weekend though was being apart from my husband for 72 hours straight. He would normally come and visit me but he worked on Friday and Sunday, taught the fire academy on Saturday morning and then picked up one of my babysitting jobs that I couldn't do on Saturday. He had a great time babysitting and made us an extra $95!
We spent all day today together to make up for the lost weekend.
I mentioned to him that I would really like to get a good pair of running shoes from a running store. He suggested I run to DSW first to check out what they had to save some money.
We ended up going to Boulder Running Company though instead.
I had such a great experience and would recommend visiting a true running store to anyone who runs.
First, they had me try on a pair of shoes with no extra support to see how my feet naturally reacted when I ran. They put you on a treadmill that they have in the store and then they record you running so they can analyze it in slow motion. He asked me if I had any sort of ankle injury ever, not a comforting thing to hear when I never had. He then put me in a pair of shoes that had quite a bit of support and my ankles reacted so much better!
We found a pair of Brooks that feel so great. I can't wait to try them out tomorrow!
I do have to say today that it was so weird to be picking out shoes of any kind purely by the way they fit not the way they looked. If we would have gone to DSW I would have just picked out what looked good and not what my foot truly needed. The shoes were a little more than I would have normally spent at $110 total but I know they are going to make such a difference. I did the same thing with my heart rate monitor and I am so happy I splurged for the perfect one rather than the cheapest one!
(Every time I post about my heart rate monitor I get questions. Here is the link to mine! Worth every penny.)