It's time to take a break from running.
It pains me to say that, but my shins have been acting up again this week.
And it's just not worth it right now.
I know I need new shoes. I'm pretty sure that is basically the entire problem.
I've got my eye on these:
Brooks Adrenaline GTS 11. Last year's model. I tried on the 12's and really liked them but I've heard from multiple sources that the 11's were crazy awesome and superior in every way. So I just need to find a place to try them out.
But we are trying to be smart with our money right now (have a third acre to landscape in a couple of months), so we decided new running shoes will have to wait until our next credit card cycle (we put everything on our credit card... and we pay it off every month... and I know the experts say to never do that... but we have been doing it for years and have never paid a penny in interest... and have made hundreds and hundreds of dollars in rewards... so on we go... and I don't know why I elaborated on that... or why all the dots... but anyway...). :)
So my Valentine's gift from Justin has been predetermined: new shoes.
So the next few weeks I will cross train in every way imaginable.
That really cool elliptical at our gym that is crazy hard!
Maybe I will join Justin in swimming.
That guy. He has been swimming like crazy. His workout of choice lately has been creating indoor triathlons at the gym. And yesterday he swam 16 laps straight! I may have a good swim coach on my hands.
Alright, here goes anything and everything BUT running!