Sigh. I'm on my own with the girls until Friday. Today was cold enough I didn't want to take them out for a jogstroller walk, right after recovering from their colds. So I had hoped to put in some serious bike trainer time. I spent a couple hours wrestling with the bike trainer somebody gave me and finally realized that it was never going to work right with my bike. I gave up. No walking nor cycling for me today.
So, ladies, when you hit a roadblock, what's the standard solution? That's right, SHOP!
First of all, I found a new, simpler trainer on sale with a free heart rate monitor for $150! Cool,that works for me!!
Then a new pair of bike shoes, because the ones I have are slightly small, tend to make my feet burn after 30-40 miles, and I always forget to bring them along to our weekend place. These are Sidi Genius 5 Lorica Mega Road Shoes - which numerous people have recommended to me for my duck feet. Most importantly, they're the right color! And also on sale! It was fate!
By the way, the new running shoes that I just got which are one size larger than I was wearing (my third pair in this model, ordered the wrong size) are working GREAT! I'm nearly certain I'm going to wear them for the Goofy marathon, when my feet are likely to be a little swollen, and wear the smaller size on the first day for the half marathon. I just need one or two more test runs in the big clodhoppers.