Lost another 1.6 pounds; returned the Rides

Weighed in on Friday and found I had lost another 1.6 pounds. I should be happy, but I’m slightly disappointed. I’ve lost over 30 pounds in just under 4 months on Weight Watchers. Anyone would be pleased by that, except for me. I should have lost 35 or 40! I didn’t exercise enough… I drank too much beer… ate too many bananas… Just the way I am, I guess. Always wanting better and never knowing how to get to it. But, hey, I have lost 30 pounds in just under 4 months. My pants almost fall off of me and the necks of my shirts look sloppy. I’m making progress!

I ended up returning the Saucony Guide 5’s after all. I ran in them twice and my little toe was bright red after the second. Just too tight around there and I didn’t want to run in them more and end up with my toenail falling off! I remember Saucony shoes being a little tight in that area from when I’ve tried them in the store and I should have listened to myself. I bought the Guide shoes in a 12.5, compared to 12 in the Ride, to avoid that but they have ended up being too loose in the arch area and gave me blisters.

So, right now I am running in Brooks Adrenaline GTS 11. I also have a pair of Asics DS Trainer 16’s with about 100 miles. Maybe I’ll dust those off and see how they feel. I was attracted to the Saucony shoes due to their 8mm drop and I’d like to find something else with a lower drop and a bit of stability for, ahem, over-pronation control. The Brooks Pure Cadence seems interesting, but it has a 4mm drop and I think that may be a bit too much for me. I think I’ll read more about them though.

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