26 January 2008

Rest break is over.

It's official. Today was my last day of rest. I actually did (almost) nothing for 6 days. I do not even remember the last time I did that. It's easily been years. During this time I've worked out a new training schedule that will (hopefully) not kill me. I've scheduled in 1 full day off every week. I may go for a hike or something on that day but it will be for fun.

So what did I do today? Not much. I cleaned house, did laundry, went out to lunch, did a little shopping. Oh, yeah!! I stopped in a running store that I never go to just to see what they had. I've been using stability shoes but with my new orthotics the chiro said I may not really need a stability shoe. The only way to know for sure is to try. Since I'm having some knee issues I decided I'd try a cushioned shoe. So I told the clerk that and this guy could not have been less helpful if he tried. He acted like I didn't know anything about running (he actually asked me what I would use them for?!?!?!) or pronation or my own freaking feet. I walked out of there and told hubby, if that guy had tried just a little I could have been talked into a pair of shoes. But apparently he had something better to do. Like read at the cash register. Now I know why I don't go to that running store. Although I did get a very, very cool pink Headsweats visor. I love it!!

That was about it. I'm still working on getting my computer all set up. Luckily it comes with a built in popup blocker so I don't have to worry about that.

I'm tossing around starting yet another blog. This one will be devoted to animals. My pets and others. I am the president of the parrot club, so those kind of things could be talked about. Our club is starting up a task force to try and help address the issue of bird care in pet stores (there is a nightmare story going on right now with one of our members), so those things could be included. And I've begun the first tentative steps towards getting a new bird. Hubby and I have decided on a baby bird this time and I'm in no rush, but the search might be interesting. So something I'm thinking about. That's what happens when I don't do any training for 6 days :)

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