One of the most expensive things I have purchased in the last month or so has been a pair of running shoes. Yes, I bought a pair of running shoes. A pair of Nike Free 5.0 2015 Womens Running Shoes in the light neon-like blue shade to be more exact. I have not purchased running shoes in years, and the last pair I had were hardly used and were more likely used only for working while serving ice cream to people a few years back. So what is with my recent decision to buy new running shoes, especially for someone that does not exercise at all? Motivation to be more active.
For the past week or so, I have come home from work with the strange desire to put on running shoes and just run around the block. Considering I only own heels, boots, flip-flops, and Toms… this never happened. I did my research online and found a pair of running shoes that really liked, so all I had to do was track them down in a store. Only one Sportchek location near me had my preferred shoe colour and size in stock (and yes I do know that I have rather tiny feet) and I finally picked them up Friday evening. Yes, the colour of the shoes were a big impact on which pair I had to get as colour plays a big part in my daily decisions.
Another reason why I could justify this purchase is that I had no footwear if I wanted to go on any summer hikes this year. Last year I used only my Toms and they aren’t exactly the greatest for hiking. I know running shoes are not quite hiking shoes, but they are a step in the right direction at least. Here’s to more summer hikes and summer outside activities this year and hopefully a step away from the paleness that I currently am. I do not have my full active wardrobe in place yet, but it won’t be long before I do. I am currently just using a mixture of t-shirts and muscle tanks over bralettes in the meantime, with my PINK brand yoga pants until I can buy some shorts.
I am currently into my second day of using these running shoes, one with an evening of walking and running through some waterfall trails, and then just now around my block for a run. I am now reminded why I hated running in elementary school with that that burning feeling in my throat whenever I breathe while and after running. It is safe to say that this will be no easy challenge for me, as I laid on the ground for a few minutes after getting back into my house after the run, but it is a challenge I have accepted and plan to master to some degree.
Keep your fingers crossed me for this spring and summer as I try to overcome this challenge. Any motivational words and well wishes are more than welcome. Do you have any active-related challenges you would like to tackle this year? Let me know in the comments and I will be sure to wish you well with your personal challenges!