The Readers’ Workouts meme is hosted at Joy’s Book Blog. This is a place to share exercise successes and challenges.
I finally got myself a pair of new running shoes on Saturday and tried them out yesterday – 2.27 miles and my feet didn’t bother me at all. I went to a running store near my home and the sales person recommended I go a half size bigger than my normal shoe size. Surprisingly that made a lot of difference in how my feet felt as I ran. I choked a bit when I saw the price (I’ve not spent that much on any shoes in my entire life), but in the long run (pun! Ha!) it will be money well spent.
In other news, I had a reassessment with the personal trainer I’d been seeing for the past few months to check on the progress I’ve made since I started working out semi-regularly in March. My measurements and BMI are down a bit (I still have a potato chip problem that needs an intervention) but the stat I found most surprising was my resting metabolic rate, the amount of calories you burn just from regular bodily functions and normal activity. When I started out this was at about 1200 calories a day, and now it is at just over 2000. Of course that doesn’t mean I can stop exercising, but it’s nice to know that my body is working more efficiently.