I *will* work out. You are in for a treat: a post about working out from someone that doesn’t do it! This is really Zach's territory (he works out at least 5 days a week), but I figure most of us are beginners, not seasoned vets.
Next month marks the beginning of training for the Peoria Steamboat Classic. I have tried running a few times, but to no avail. I’ll do it maybe two or three days. Last year, Mama and her friend Kathy did the 4 mile race together, and I saw how good they felt crossing that finish line (and how quickly Mama’s legs slimmed down). That day I decided I would do it the following year with my (still in the oven at the time) daughter. I even got a fancy jogging stroller. Zach and I blew our Christmas budget getting my running shoes (holla Running Central!). I’ll feel really silly if this running thing doesn’t work out.
This will change our budget. Registration is $80.00 (!), and I still need some things. I have little ears, so headphones that actually stay in are a must. I’m thinking these. Any ones I find, I’ll have to see in real life before purchase. Be thankful, normal-sized-ear people! I also need contacts. I only go to the eye doctor so I can get more contacts. This past visit, I also got glasses to save some money on contacts (I’ve worn contacts almost exclusively since 7th grade). Not wearing them every day stretches out their life a little longer, so I don’t have to purchase them so often. Those suckers are expensive! I’ve been wearing my glasses ever day for the past 4 months, and I’m done. I am a contacts girl. It’s time to get back to it.
Alright, so I need headphones and contacts. Not bad, right? What do you need to prepare to start a workout routine? Do you need the new gear to amp you up?