Sunday, May 29, 2011

lacing up

Yesterday Paul and I went to South Sound Running to get really fitted for the correct shoes for our feet. Not just the right size, but the right fit for our stride and our foot. It was kind of strange because we didn't pick out the shoes, the tech picked them out for us after watching us walk. He explained our strides to us and brought out a few pairs of shoes for us to try. He explained each shoe and why he chose it for us. For me it ended up being between two different pairs which felt entirely different on my feet.  In the end, I picked this pair. I'll train in them for awhile before picking out a second pair. I'll need two pairs, nicely broken in for the 3-day, 60 mile walk in September so these babies and I will be best friends. Im also testing out some new socks. Super important step if you dont want to get blisters, which can totally ruin a 60 mile walk. 

Monday, May 23, 2011

its an abandoned blog

Not really, but it feels like it.
Lately I feel like I've been so busy, but not busy with anything worth blogging about. Heck, I cant even think of a reasonably interesting facebook status to post much less a full blog post.  But in an effort to get back into the swing of blogging, Im going to start posting again.... O_O shock and awe, I know!!
This is going to be really boring, so hang on for awhile while I shake the rust off. I dont promise that it will get anymore interesting though.

Paul and I have been doing quite a bit of walking on the weekends in preparation of the 3-day walk in September. We're doing 6+ miles on the weekends and I try to get in as many miles as possible on the weekdays. I've been meaning to get my new walking shoes so I can make sure their broken in and nice and comfy before the 3 day.  I bought my sleeping bag and now am thinking of what kind of pad I need to put under it. I know one thing....since I'll be laying down on it after walking for 20 miles, three days in a row, it better be comfy. I am not a camper and my bones do not appreciate laying on cold hard earth.  I tested out one at REI this weekend, but the cost of it was equal to a night at the Holiday Inn. Maybe I'll look around a little more. After all, I really think these two nights are the last for quite awhile that I plan on sleeping outside on the ground.

In fundrasing news, Im a little over half way there. I have a few plans to finish up the last $800. I need to raise, but Im starting to feel a little stressed about wanting to get that part of it behind me. Jaryn and I have a few Bakesales planned, hopefully that will earn us what we need to get this part done.  Its truely the hardest part about this event.

No picture today...which is a bummer because I hate blog posts without something.
until next time :)