Just because it's my rest day doesn't mean I can't go shopping for new running shoes. :) I have big feet- size 11. I use to be an 11 wide, but am just an 11 these days. It's really difficult to find shoes that fit. I am happy to report that my local Famous Footwear has started carrying size 11's in Asics. They were even on sale today. I ended up getting a pair of Asics Gel-enhanced Ultra Lightning Tangerine shoes. Yep, you read that right- Tangerine. Some might call them orange. They are super cute!
Back to the store- The cashier asked to check my ID (Yep, the one from 170 pounds ago) and she commented that I had lost a lot of weight. I just smiled and thanked her. Here's the part that made my night:
Cashier: "I've lost some weight too"
Me: "Congratulations. How much have you lost?"
Cashier: "Like 10 sizes, but I don't look skinny, LIKE YOU!"
Me (blushing): "Thanks"
We had a good talk about how I'd lost my weight. I invited her to try out my gym and was on my way. I love that I can share with others what I've done to lose my weight and more importantly (in my opinion) share with them what they can do to help themselves.
Don't worry if you see a bright orange blur passing you on the road in the morning. It's just me in my new Asics.