Yesterday I started my couch to 5k prep by looking at couches online. Today we went at bought* a completely different one. I also looked at my running shoes, and realized that the only shoe that still fits is the Vibram 5 finger, aka gorilla shoe. My trusted NIKE is suddenly too loose on my foot. I think that’s temporary, but now it could cause blisters and other unpleasant things.
I’m saying this as if I was anywhere near in shape to go back to running, but with spring approaching I can’t help but try to sneak in 5 minute walks on the treadmill at the lowest setting. I already did one round today! That is huge for me, and I really enjoyed it. Maybe soon enough I’ll be able to do it outside, with my boys, without having to spend 30 minutes on my (old) couch panting after 5 minutes of walking.
The kids’ school has their anual Purim Fun Run the Friday before Purim. I volunteered to provide cookies and some soft drinks. I think I’m crazy, but I promised myself that we won’t take more than a double batch of cookies and a bottle of SodaStream syrup. That should be just enough. The school has carbonated water available, so a bunch of us bringing different syrups seems a good idea.
*I normally don’t just randomly buy couches, but our couch in the basement was damaged beyond usability and we still had IKEA gift cards from Chanukah.