Losing It For The Family

Losing It For The Family

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Day 104 Probably Too Competitive

Hey guys. I may have a problem. I may be too competitive. Tonight I came home and Kathy had not started supper yet, so I told her I was going to go for a walk for a couple of miles. I got a mile in and then Lauren wanted to go on my next lap, so I invited her along. About a 1/4 of a lap in, she decides she can walk faster than me, so I prove her wrong. She tries doing a half run to try to beat me, so I show her she can't again. So she says "I KNOW I can run faster than you!" So I say go for it. We had started up the hill I talk about all the time and so when we took off and I started to beat her, she claimed that it was because it was up hill. So she then tried to ambush me most of the way up the hill and I still beat her, so she then claimed she had a cramp because she had already ran. So we go on around to the flat part of my block which goes in front of my house, and she once again tries to outrun me! I once again out sprinted her and beat her to the door! It was pretty funny, but now I am sore! My abs are killing me! But all I am taking from this, I outran my 9 year old! haha.

I also think my POS Wal Mart high tops have been doing a poor job of taking care of my feet when I walk. I put on my Skechers for walking today and even though they are not high tops, they seemed to work a lot better for my walking this morning at Wal Mart. I am wondering if my ankles could be hurting because of those crappy shoes! I will be hacked if I wasted twenty bucks and have slacked off on running for having bought the damn shoes!



8 comments:

  1. Your daughter could be the next Jillian :) And yes, shoes do make all the difference.

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  2. I tried that with my 12 year old son and he beat the crap out of me. He is the Tasmanian devil.

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  3. Shoes make all the difference in the world. When I started walking and working out, I had trouble with my feet. I went to a local Running store and had a foot analysis. From there they recommended the right kind of runner for me, becasue not all runners support the feet in the right manner. Here is a link to my blog where I talk all about my issues and experience.

    http://rdrichardson.blogspot.com/2010/08/adventures-in-excercise-part-deux.html

    Bob

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  4. Yes, shoes are such a big deal. Christmas is coming. Maybe Kathy can hook you up with some sweet Nikes!

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  5. Here, here! Being a shoeaholic myself I can honestly say how important it is to get sized and fitted depending on your gait. You will notice the difference right away. Unfortunately there is the expense but if that will save your back, knees and feet from costly procedures down the line. Good luck.
    And way to beat a nine year old! We have to take our victories from where ever they come! ;)

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  6. Definitely invest in some good shoes! Oh, and be sure you tell your daughter today that you've got some risidual pain due to her challenge yesterday, so she knows that even though you beat her, she still kind of got to you, you know?

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  7. Shoes can definitely make or break you! I would invest in some good ones if you plan to continue with all your exercise! :)

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  8. My 6 & 7 year old can out run me! Walmart shoes are NOT for exercise. Spend some money on yourself and get a good pair. It will certainly help your ankles and feet!

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