Friday, September 23, 2011

Is This Really Possible?

Could it be? Is it possible? Yes, it is! I have worn out my work out shoes!  From working out! I have never before worn out a pair of athletic shoes from actually working out. It was always a combination of pounding the pavement each and every day and wearing out the thread from the stress on the shoes of having an obese wearer exerting heavy pressure on each step. Now I have worn out a pair just from working out. 
Not my actual shins
I have noticed lately I needed to tighten the laces more and more to keep my foot from slipping inside the shoe. Then yesterday I really took note of shin pain and the way my stride seemed to be off. 

Thank you to Lisa at 110 Pounds and Counting for her experience because she suggested I get fitted at a running shoe store. But that is where I got these shoes. They are fitted. I have had them for almost a year . . . .  Then she said she usually gets weird aches when her shoes are starting to go. 
Not my actual shoes

BINGO! My shoes are wearing out! From e-x-e-r-c-i-s-e. A former 385 pound woman wore out athletic shoes just because of exercise. Let us all pause a moment and recognize just how freaking amazing this miracle really is. . . . wow.  Okay, enough pausing. I am off to the Track Shack for a new pair of shoes. Do you think I should have these worn out ones bronzed? 

In keeping the pounds off, I appreciate the value in wearing out my work out gear instead of wearing out my welcome at the all-you-can-eat buffet. What do you appreciate in your journey today? 



Allie said...

Awesome! I'm still wearing mine out from being overweight...but someday I'll get there!

Lisa said...

That's great! So glad you are getting new shoes. I hope that helps you with your aches and pains.

I'm writing a post about this too! :)

Anonymous said...

Also good is your recognition of something amiss in the thins!

Not my actual shins gave me a good chuckle - which is good for my health and exercised my abs!

Cenandra said...

That is awesome news Jane!! Nothing like having to buy new workout shoes because you've worn them down!!

Susan Bodendo/Super Earthling said...

What I appreciate in my journey, Jane, is having you visit my blog and post a comment, so that I could discover your blog and read all about your fabulous, amazing journey to a lean, fit, healthy body!

Your comment "Laughing my magical ass off!!" had me grinning from ear to ear. LOL

I'm just delighted that you enjoyed my post so much and want you to know that I thoroughly enjoyed browsing through your blog and learning all about your wonderful achievements.

You're a true inspiration, Jane! I KNOW you'll master your 155 lb goal and also find a way to have that excess skin removed.

Thanks again for finding me! :D