Friday, October 09, 2009

Goals and Shoes. Shoes Win!

Yesterday I was talking to a friend of mine about goals. Fitness goals, life goals, all of that.
It was an interesting conversation and he pretty much said what I've been thinking lately - I need a goal. A fitness goal.
When I started running I trained for a 5k. It was hard, but I accomplished that, and it was amazing.
And now ... nothing.
I'm still doing personal training, but I'm frustrated with it. My trainer's vision is for me to lose like 35 pounds and be in body-builder shape. I neither want to lose that much weight, nor do I really care if I can press more weight than anyone else. I like strength. I like to see the number go up on the weights, but it's not the be all and end all.
I need something else.
And, then I was browsing some Disney sites and found this:

and this

And it's kind of making me want to train for a half-marathon, simply for the fact that I could wear Princess in Training Clothes.
And, you know, have a fitness goal!
But then ... then last night I was speaking to someone who does halfs, and realized I am TOTALLY out of my mind. That's a lot of hard work. And too much training. So, I think maybe a 10 k is more realistic.

And then. Then we started talking about shoes. And I was distracted.

Because I remembered that I'd just seen the awesomest shoes... Barbie Shoes by Town Shoes (for adults. And they had shoes like this (I love the heart toe)

And like this ...

Do you see the pink sole???? LOVE

And finally like this ...

and I realized that I am okay as I am.
Goals are good. But, who am I kidding? I like my life. I don't want to dedicate hours of training to something I only kind of want to do.
I want to have fun. Be silly. Be me. Talk about cute shoes - not running. And make the gym one part o my life - not my whole life.
Because who doesn't love cute shoes?

(wanna see the whole collection. I LOVE it! Heart toes. LOVE)