I have a new pair of shoes! Brooks Glycerin 7 will be the new set of kickers that I will be wearing to the marathon on Sunday.
My running store was hesitant to sell me those shoes as he believes I should be in a more stable pair of shoes. The Glycerin is a neutral cushioned shoe. I have been really frustrated with my shoe shopping as according to my supination and high arches, I should be in Neutral shoes but the running store disagreed. I hate going against someone who really knows what he is talking about, but I also have to trust what I read. I have very high arches that I correct with custom orthotics. All my shoes show serious wear on the outsides of the soles, so I am also going to work on landing on the center of my foot. Who knew that running shoes could be such a complicated thing? I went for a test run last night and I think they will work, but we will see. I know the Newton's were not going to work as after only 3 miles yesterday, my legs were aching. I really need to break my legs into the shoes and I don't want to ruin the shoes by running a marathon in them immediately. Moral of the story is, get fitted for your shoes and have the running store watch you run in your shoes. My running store never watched me run, he just put me in a pair of shoes he thought were good. They worked, but were not the shoes that were for me.
So I have two little girls at home who keep me on my feet at all times. Gabbie will be 3 next month and Bridget will be 5 in March. The past week or so, they have taken to arguing over everything. Bridget likes to be in control so her voice keeps raising when they disagree over a toy or how a game should be played. Gabbie on the other hand has a hard time sticking up for herself so she just whines when she is frustrated. Yesterday was the longest day as I was constantly talking to the kids into calming down.
This week I decided I would cook homemade soups as the chilly weather called for soup. Well needless to say, soup can be messy and time consuming. I think the girls love when I cook because I am preoccupied and they know they can get into more trouble. So every 5 minutes, I would hear screaming. They were having fun, and I was getting frustrated, because for the second day in a row soup was spilling out of my blender. Eric walked in the door early last night, and I let out the biggest sigh of relief. He was going to the running store for me and I said loudly, "Please take one with you!" The soup was delicious though!
While they can be frustrating they also amaze me. Bridget has taught herself three phone numbers this week from a silly little play phone and Gabbie is a little mocking bird so she is on her way to learning them. Oh the challenges in our life can still be rewarding!