Husband and I recently went and bought new shoes.
It was a lot of money all at once, but I finally went to a running store and got properly fitted.
Yesterday, I desperately needed to get out of my house. My boys had been up since 3 am (which of course meant that I had too), and although they napped well in the afternoon, my patience was pretty much spent.
So after the kids were in bed, I decided that I would go for a walk.
I had just had dinner, so I didn't know if my stomach could handle running, but I knew that I had to get out and do something.
I left with the intention of walking to my mom's house which is about 2 miles away, and then having her drive me home, because I'm totally afraid of running in the dark, and it was already dusk.
So off I went. Walking in my new shoes with my worship music playing in my ears.
The next thing I knew, I was running. And then before I knew it, I was at my mom's house. My almost 2 mile walk turned in to a 20 minute run!
It felt so good to get out of the house, get some fresh air, and spend some time by myself with Jesus. The running was just an added bonus.
The only bummer is that I'm having a hard time getting my Nike+ to work now that it's in the little pouch on top of my shoe.
I'm calling my new shoes magic.
I'm wondering if I can get a magic scale somewhere too.