I’ve come a long way.

Yes, I know. Long time, no update. It’s been a hell of a time. You win some, you lose some and in the end, I just hope I come out to be the winner.

We’re at 18 miles now! Isn’t that crazy? I remember when 8 miles was too much and now 8 miles seems like nothing. Wow, I never thought I’d say 8 miles is “nothing.” I crack myself up. I’m hurting all over. I remember being sore for a couple of hours and having it all go away by the time I woke up Sunday morning but now my back, shoulders, calves…everything is constantly sore and hurting but I still get up every Saturday morning to do it all over again. You gotta admire that. I would never have thought I’d be putting myself through this but I’m actually doing something, raising money, and accomplishing something and on top of that, I’m done with my fundraising. I. Me. Myself. Just me. I’m doing something for myself and the millions of others suffering from this horrible disease. They suffer more than I ever could so what’s a little soreness?

So today was “reach into the back of your closet, dust off your suit, and wear it” day. I’ve never felt so good wearing a suit. I’ve lost some serious inches since I started training for this marathon. My hips actually look normal and soon it’ll all slowly disappear. Just need to have patience. Since I had to wear a suit, I figured I’d make the most of it and take it with me to South Coast Plaza. Usually when I go there (in my casual clothes – jeans and a nice shirt!), no one looks at me or bothers to help me. However before I left, I decided to call the New Balance store where I was headed and ask them if they had any recovery shoes.
“Hello, New Balance. This is Moira how can I help you?”
“Hi..yeah, do you guys carry recovery shoes?”
“Recovery shoes? What are those?”
“Well, you put them on after you run to help speed up the recovery of your feet”
“What do they look like?”

Are you kidding me?

“They’re slip ons. You guys make them and I’m on your site. I’m sure you carry them.”
“No, we don’t have anything like that. Bye.”

How can you not carry recovery shoes? You guys make them! Why did I even bothering calling? Dennis has been showing them to me since the beginning of this month and I’ve wanted a pair since I first laid eyes on them and you’re telling me you don’t have them. He told me himself that he got his pair at the New Balance store and there’s no other New Balance around so this has to be it! Argh!!!!

So by the power of my suit, my new attitude, and the over all feeling of looking good I drove to the New Balance store to find out for myself. I saw the Sports Chalet and all the cute Nike jackets first but my aim was solely set on the New Balance store (cute jackets later). I had to prove that saleslady wrong! I walked in, turned to my right, and there they were..right there on the wall in plain sight of the saleslady. I wanted to yell, scream, and tell her what an idiot she was and how she could have possibly cost this store a lucrative sale but I took my 10 seconds to calm down, smoothed the wrinkles in my suit, and walked right in. I grabbed the pretty pink and black ones and marched right up the desk. I had to prove her wrong somehow, right?

“Hi…um (spotting her name tag) Moira, could I please get these ‘recovery shoes’ in a size 10?”
*surprised look on Moira’s face, mission accomplished*
“Yeah, sure”

Muhahahahah! I win!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17261613536166108955 Boy About Town

    good for you! i ran for a bit but then the bus stopped for me

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17261613536166108955 Boy About Town

    good for you! i ran for a bit but then the bus stopped for me