Wednesday, May 28, 2008

I'm Advanced

I decided today I was taking the plunge and getting myself some new kicks. I am getting pretty interested in this running thing and I am using the same sneakers I got after my surgery LAST FEBRUARY. Needless to say a while ago.
I really want to make this work so I went to Hanlon's Shoe's in Hyannis. They advertise that they are the runner's place for shoes. It reminded me of Burt's Sports for all of you old Falmouth people. There was the token high school age kid but a couple older guys who knew what the hell they were talking about.
When I went in I sort of felt like a 20 year old in a liquor store and I didn't belong. These people are runners. Pics of runners filled the walls from their advertisements. So a man asks if he can help me and I say Sure! I need you to do what your ad's say and find me some shoes. Are you a walker or a runner?? What do you do?
I am a runner- I guess.
I tell him I am doing the Couch to 5K and he looks at me a little - Questionable. I explain it and he says he teaches a similar class at the Barnstable High School over 12 weeks. I tell him this is 9 weeks and I am running/walking..blah, blah, blah and explain the amounts.
" Oh so your advanced."
Are you calling me Advanced?
Ok then I am Advanced!

I know I am an idiot. I need to be good at something and I think I can be good at this.

He then goes into running events - He ran the YPD 5K - me too.
So am I planning on running the Falmouth Road Race? Well I am from Falmouth and they practically give away number to residents. He tells me that he has ran it many times and last year he started at the very back just for fun- Just to check out all the runners ahead of him and he says there are a lot of walkers. Shit I can be a walker. So we talk about running as much as you can and walking if you have to. No one says you have to run the whole thing-Good Point.

So there you go I am officially admitting I am a Falmouth Road Race-er!!

BTW I did buy these sneakers and laughed that I am now buying sneakers for their function and not just fashion anymore. They felt incredible and I can't wait to run in them tomorrow.


Barry said...

I think they're hot!
Good for you FooseB!
I feel like the slug in the dispatch center now.

I took Spaztastic out for a cross-country walk today with every intention of running for some of it. But he is like walking a fart and I thought I would be killed if I tried to run with him. So, I found another excuse to not run....


Perplexed said...

Thats OK I'm a slug too! B -
But I do have cool kicks! Because I'm an advanced Slug ~
Jen I am so happy 4 U!

Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44
05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05
06/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26
06/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05
07/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52
08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31
08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30
10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10
05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17
05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50
08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37
10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00
09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31
10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20
08/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24 13:29
05/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25 14:17
06/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04 16:00
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04 14:35
09/27/14 Girly Girl 5K 37:24 12:02
10/26/14 Pell Bridge Run 4mi 48:41 12:10
11/27/14 Turkey Trot in VA 5K 35:22 11:23
12/06/14 Jingle Jog 5K 34:42 11:11
03/29/15 Thomas Guinta Memorial 5K 34:14 11:03
04/19/15 St. Margaret's 5K 31:11 10:21
05/17/15 YPD Blues 5K 34:58 11:17
06/07/15 Newport 10 Miler 1:56:09 11:36
06/20/15 Mackenzie's 5K 33:55 10:54
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:33:51 13:24
10/31/15 Screech at the Beach 36:19 11:40