Emily and I are going to do a 5K! (I figure if I post it here, it'll force me to actually sign up!) It's a run/walk, so we will do mostly walking. There is also a 10K at the same time, so we probably (hopefully!) won't come in last, either. If we are last, that's OK, too. She's 7.
Emily is so excited about it! We have been walking together the last couple of weekends, and she is seeing improvement. They run laps during PE. She used to come in last, but yesterday, she was 4th! She was so proud. She also likes that it's something just the 2 of us do together.
Haylen - My trainer told me about the 5K and gave me a flyer. I have seen signs up around the community, though, that also advertise it.
Shoes are an issue for me right now. I'll let you in on a secret: Only once have I spent more than $15 for a pair of shoes. (It was for a pair of black boots that came up over my knee. They were $50, and I still love them after 12 years.) Anyway, my trainer is almost insisting I go buy good running shoes. I about had a heart attack when I see that they are $150. I'll probably break down and buy them, but it's just taking me awhile to get up the nerve to spend that much on shoes. Especially ones that aren't high heeled black boots!
I was having issues with the ball of my foot hurting. I thought I had spurs but the podiatrist said I needed these inserts in my shoes & the pain would go away. He was right! along with this he said stop buying cheap shoes. I was like you & only bought $15 shoes. I checked out a sports store close to me(Dunham's) & I found a shoe I liked for $29. I have bought 2 pairs & I run/walk in them. Maybe you could find something cheaper by going to a sports store or even to Sears.
If you want to spend the money on a good shoe (and personally I recommend it, especially if you think you'll keep going with the training) there is a great tool here to help you find a pair that will help instead of hurt - to get your money's worth:
I 2nd finding a good shoe. I have always replaced my running shoes every 6 months; but typically just picked up the latest and greatest for $50 or less at Dicks.
My knees and feet always hurt. But I'd complain to DH and forget it. He bought me a gift card for a local runner's shop for my birthday. Their shoes and gear are overpriced IMO, BUT I went and had an expert actually fit me for my running shoes. I had to end my love affair with Nike (they are actually horrible runners shoes from all accounts) and go with Brooks. It has made such a difference in my running! No pain!
Now 6 months later I plan on buying the same pair from 6pm or something like that hopefully at a discount.
This is great ! Sounds like fun. I am not a runner. I want to be and I do all the other classes so not sure why I feel I couldn't do it. It is tough right now to get exercise in though as I am working a lot more hours and just feel like I am having a hard time fitting it in. I did on Friday night take a different yoga class while the boys did the bouncy house at the Y. And I am seriously sore. This gal taught a great class! I have to get cardio in so I need to clean off the exercise bike in the basement ! haha! I didn't make it to step this morning. I needed to get some serious cleaning of the house done and the boys slept in.
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