Now, I normally pride myself on freakish memory. Particularly for numbers and things like that, sometimes I scare people. This week though, my memory has checked out. On Tuesday I was all set to run after work. I felt like I needed a run, the morning had been a little odd. I often take my clothes into work to change but leave my shoes in the car. This sometimes means I walk to my car in running clothes and flats or heels. I changed and walked to my car. When I went to throw my gym bag on the floor of the passenger seat, I notice something missing.
I forgot my damn shoes. Seriously. As I drove back to town, I was irritated and debating what to do. I could go home and get my shoes but I knew that once I was home, I was less likely to get back and run. I keep a box of shoes in my trunk with a pair of flip-flops, some flats, a pair of heels and 2 old pairs of running shoes. I like to be prepared. 🙂 So I decided to try running in one of those pairs. I put on my old Wave Riders and set out. I kept it slow and easy because I wasn’t sure how the shoes were going to feel. No lies, my feet were angry, it’s time to retire those shoes completely, they cannot be run anymore. I took a complete break at mile 3 to try to calm my feet down. Once again, I looked up and NikeC was coming my way. We chatted for a bit before I ran on and back to my car. If it wasn’t for my shoes making my feet angry, I would say that it was a pretty good run. Instead of passing each other, NikeC and I decided to just run together tonight. I made sure to pack my shoes; in fact, I packed both my current Wave Riders and Sayonaras. 🙂 But I forgot my Garmin and a decent sports bra. Ugh!!! I had one in my bag as a backup but I wasn’t sure how it would be for 5 miles. We ran one of her usual routes. Right away I just felt tired. I was having troubles catching my breath- stupid humidity! I felt bad, we would run and then I would have to take a walking break. Granted, neither of us are used to running and talking so that was probably hindering us as well. 🙂 It may have been slower than planned but it was still a good run. Plus being able to watch the sun set from different angles was cool. My Nike+ app has been crashing but it said that we did 4.87 miles while hers was closer to 5. I choose to go with the 5. 🙂 I missed my Garmin.As of right now, I am signed up for the 10K on Sunday. This may well be my last chance to run a 10K until next year. 10K’s are sparse around here. I hoping that one will pop up around Thanksgiving but no luck yet- all 5K’s and half marathons. When it comes to the 5K- well I am also signed up for that. I have yet to decide if I am running it. I will figure that out as it gets closer. Actually right now I am more concerned about chafing. I am wearing a team tank for the first time on race day, yikes! I can’t test it out because I won’t even get it until Saturday. My arms are very particular about what kind shirts they lake. Which is why I have the same tank in 11 different colors. Fingers crossed!
Ever forget your shoes? Or something else equally important?
Who is racing this weekend?
How is Fall treating you so far?