Saturday, August 3, 2013
While I was there I couldn't resist picking up a decal that pretty much sums things up. Pretty sure it's going to look pretty spiff on my little roller skate I drive these days.
I also did a quick browse through the shoe wall because my current Brooks may be getting a little tired. Like many people, I'm a pretty big pronator so I have to pay close attention to my shoes. I'm a little hampered in selection because I wear a size 14. Usually my local shop only has one or two models that run in 14. I get that they probably don't sell very quickly, as there's not a lot of people with feet as long as mine. But, I sure wish they'd have a little better selection. I like to support my local resources, but unfortunately I may end up shopping online for shoes--which creates problems all in itself.
Next I swung by The Vitamin Shoppe and picked up a protein supplement. One of the things I really love about MyFitnessPal is the ease of tracking where my calories are coming from. Over the last month I've noticed that I consistently miss my protein percentage by about 20 grams a day. I'm focusing on trying to get those grams in whole foods, but there are days it's just not feasible. Enter protein powder. A big concern I have is that most protein powders/supplements appear to be formulated for the weightlifter trying to pack on muscle and weight. Frankly that's the very last thing I want to do, and it's a legitimate fear for me as my frame and musculature would easily support the muscle bound look. My body make up is very dense--I weigh much more than you might expect for my size. True, I am significantly overweight, but even with all that extra fat, I'm a good 30 lbs heavier than it appears. Anyway, I'm going to try this, and hope that I don't turn into a mini Arnold while I'm at it.
Edited to add: Just ran in a pair of my new shorts. They are amazing, I've never run so fast in my life.
Ok, that may be an exaggeration.
Actually I didn't think about them one single time while I was running. Which is a huge win!