Today, I went to for a long walk. In the sun. But I actually put on some sunscreen! Alas, I didn’t bring water with me. You can check out my route here.
First, MapMyRun looks really cool! It was pretty intuitive the first time (and only time so far…) I used it. You just click on where you start and keep clicking on landmarks to get the whole route that you traveled, even if it’s offroad! I think I’ll be using it more often now that I’ve started walking more.
And now, I need a few pieces of advice.
Shoes. I think I need new ones. Last Sunday I went for a walk in flip-flops, inadvertently walking longer than I was expecting to. That walk was also about 2 hours. But this time I wore shoes. And wouldn’t you know, my feet hurt more during the shoe-walk than the flip-flop-walk. It could be because the first one was more of a saunter and the second more brisk. But I really think I need new shoes. These are about 3 years old and they’ve been through rain and snow and puddles. Advice wanted: What brand shoes are good for walking? Where should I get them?
On a side note, dare I even try running? I remember back in elementary school that I was pretty decent. I believe I got 23rd in a cross-country meet in grade 5 or so. But in elementary school, everyone must participate in sports. So when track and field came around, and I was really good at most things (especially throwing) and most of the other students were not good at much but were still forced to participate, teachers generally put those lesser-athletic students in the running events. So my running career kind of stalled at that point. So it’s been about 21 years since I ran much (other than playing basketball, or a short run for highschool track and field [still did the throwing events]). Do I want 2 black eyes from my boobs coming and hitting me?
Bra. I’m really envious of all the small-chested women. You guys can find bras in any store and they all fit will. But when you’re 38-G (and sometimes H or I, depending on the style), a sports bra is never to be found. I can find a lot of 38 sports bras, and if they’re not cup-sized (compression fit) then the girls just spill out of them. While that’s great for cleavage, it’s not great for athletics. Advice wanted: Any bigger-boobed girls know where to get a good sports bra? Preferably without underwire.
Music. As I was listening to my iPod, I had to skip a bunch of sings because, although I love R&B, they’re not good for walking. Or running. Or anything up-tempo. Advice wanted: What songs do I need to have on my playlist? I like Hip Hop and some Classic Rock. Definitely no country.