I have good news and bad news. I’ll start with the positive. The woman from the New York Athletic Club wrote me back about the soccer league. She was super kind and reassuring. I’m going to actually play on Wednesday and am giddy with excitment but I do need to buy a pair of shoes and some shinguards and we’re hurting a little financially at the moment.
Today, I purchased a new and much needed pair of running shoes from Slope Sports in Park Slope. They were incredibly helpful. I moved away from the Asics, which have served me really well over the last couple of years. I was really torn between this shoe and this shoe. In the end, I got the Sauconys. In a few weeks I’ll probably head back and get the other pair. Can’t have too many shoes! My ankles are sighing in relief.
Speaking of running, I ran 8 miles last night. I was really proud of myself. At mile 3, I was pretty sure I wouldn’t last. But I stuck with it. I got my second wind on mile 5 and was able to stick it out for another three. Still, I can’t imagine how people run 26 miles. Next week, I’ll shoot for 10.
The bad news is, my cell phone fell out of my pocket last night an into the back seat of a cab. I didn’t realize this until the next morning when I reached into my small pant pocket to find it missing.
I have been beating myself up about it all day long. We tried to call it and it goes straight to voicemail. It’s either dead, stolen, or someone has turned it off. Either way, I have no phone (again) and I am not pleased with myself today. The pride I gained last night is now gone. What an ass. :[ Now would be a great time for the black one to work again, you know, the one I washed not two months ago.
Seriously, people, I feel like an ass.