Gotta Get Back On The Track

Gotta Get Back On The Track

I’ve been doing a lot of walking recently.  I need to get some new shoes I think.  Actually, I’ve been meaning to order some new shoes for a while now because I want to start running, and I’m definitely going to need some new shoes for that seeing as how I really only own dress shoes at this point.  Don’t ask me how that happened.  I just realized one day that all the shoes I had were dressy shoes or business casual, but certainly nothing that would pass as legitimate exercise shoes.

Maybe I should make getting in shape my New Year’s resolution.  It’s not that I’m terribly out of shape at the moment, it’s just that I don’t really exercise the way I used to when I was in college.  I used to run a few kilometers a few times a week.  I probably couldn’t even do that anymore.  In fact, the last time I went for a run was… well, it was before I moved here, and that was at least a few years ago.

I was looking online to try and find a good deal on some trainers so I can actually get back into running.  Of course you know me, and I like to be frugal, so I was looking for sales or end of the year deals.  I found a few that look decent, actually, click here to see them.

I wonder how long it will take me to get back into good shape.  I wonder if I could even run one km now without stopping.  That sounds pretty pathetic, but I’m not one of those people who are naturally good at running.  I remember the first time I ever went for a run, and I made it about half a kilometer before I had to start walking.  Other people would warm up with a 3 or 4 km jog, and I couldn’t even do one without having to walk!  I felt pretty bad, but I stuck with it and before I knew it, 5km runs were a piece of cake.

But like I said, that was years ago.  I wouldn’t be surprised if it took me at least a few months to get back to that level.  I need to, though; I don’t want to be one of those people who talks about how good of shape they were in back in the day.

On that note, I’ve gotta go meet my friend for lunch.  Maybe we’ll go shoe shopping afterwards!