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18 September 2009 @ 02:16 pm
Stuff What Happened Yesterday...  
I had my every-3-years OBGYN visit (with the dreaded Pap smear) yesterday. That's always fairly awful, but there was a surprise bonus at the end: someone giving flu shots in the waiting room.

Two birds, one stone. I usually skip the flu shot (because I have great immunity), but I figured it'd be better not to endanger HSH. And the fact sheet gave me the info I'd been looking for on his behalf-- whether the flu shot is dangerous or important when you're immunosuppressed from something like Chemo. Turns out he needs it, so he'll be getting one on Tuesday.

The route from the doctor's office to the freeway goes past Fleet Feet, so I'd planned last weekend to stop off afterward and get new running shoes. \o/ I finally has new shoes!

What did NOT happen yesterday was the recording of Fringe, because it turns out that when HSH installed the converter box for the digital TV changeover, he bypassed the DVR entirely. Augh! One of us will be rewiring this weekend, and I'll try to catch the show via Hula or something. Better to know now, before the Prime Time season really heats up...

I went running with the new shoes this morning. The temps were hotter than I like, but there's no helping that in Sacramento. The shoes DO feel more cushy, though I didn't get a massively improved feeling from them thanks to slowly overheating during the run. The other shoes had almost NO cushion, though, and were at least 5 years old thanks to the plantar fasciitis fiasco that struck within 4 months of buying them. So I definitely needed the new ones. Hope to "feel it" more when the weather's cooler, if THAT ever happens.

This weekend: Saturday soccer (Christopher), Saturday ride (me), and Sunday brunch with my MIL who is feeling better now and getting around with her walker. That last news is both surprising and wonderful, because she was doing poorly after the last bout of whatever hit her (she doesn't go to the hospital anymore, as she's moved into the hospice stage). It's nice to have her with us a little longer, and I'll keep my fingers crossed as tightly as I can for more.

The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on September 19th, 2009 01:56 am (UTC)
Asics! My one true love!

That's what I bought yesterday-- a pair of these, because I need the pronation control.

However, mine are marked European size 50, so what is this "5" of which you speak? American 5? You must have tiny feet!

Look, here's a pair in nancy-pink, Size 5, IN THE U.K., which I think means they'd ship it. Mine are blue, but the model # is the same.

Edited at 2009-09-19 01:58 am (UTC)
Princess Robot Bubblegum!: niki dark glassesastrothsknot on September 19th, 2009 10:36 am (UTC)
They look very swish, but they're about £20 out my price range - the parents are giving me £30 toward the shoes and I'm finding the rest. I thought that seeing as I'm new to running and may not even get on with it - it's not like i don't have lots of dance and taebo stuff that I can do instead for weight-bearing cardio - I'd get the lower end of the price range.

If I take to it - who knows, I might shock myself. I realise a lot of my distate for many sports comes from the shitty time I had at PE in school - then the next pair i buy would be up that end. Aren't you supposed to change them them out every six months or something?

I've saved that link - a quick look through the site and a lot of the stuff is really good value.

I think a size five means my foot is five inches long.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on September 19th, 2009 06:35 pm (UTC)
People who run several days a week (3-4) might change them out every 6 months, and major athletes every 3 months.

Me, personally... it's in the 2-3 year range instead. I only run 1 day a week (used to be 2), because it's my crosstraining from cycling (the elliptical trainer covers the other 2 of the 6 days).

I'm not prepared to shell out that often for ANYTHING, let alone $100 running shoes. My parents grew up in the Depression, and I tend to see guidelines like that as ways to make OTHER people money. ;)

Size 5 seems to be about a size 7 or 7 1/2 over here, which is around the average.

I wear 8s, but I'm forever being steered toward getting the 8 1/2 in the Asics, perhaps because there's more impact/sliding when you run. In all other contexts, 8s are perfect.