Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New shoes

After about 10 years, I finally purchased some new running shoes.  They are Asics GT 2150 in black.  My wife calls them orthopedic shoes because of the extra support that they sport.  I definitely noticed extra arch support that I am not sure that I need.
I went for a run yesterday and while I was trying not to fall over, I thought about some trying to gain weight.  I have never been over 155 pounds.  I am pretty much spot on 150 everytime I get on the scale for the last 10 years.  What if I made it my goal to gain 10 pounds?  Could I even do it?  Obviously, I don't want to just put it all in my stomach.  That would be easy and it would be cheating.  I would probably lose that weight as soon as I stopped overeating. 
I also don't want to use creatin or anything like that mainly because its too expensive.  Also, steroids are out for obvious reasons.  I want to try to eat more often and healthily.  I usually eat a Cliff bar at work everyday. Yesterday I had a PowerBar.  I will probably do some overeating, but try to work it off quickly.
The idea is to gain 10 pounds of muscle mass.  That is a crazy notion when I consider that is over 5% of my weight.  I have toyed with the idea of the "biggest gainer" as a television show.  I also have thought about writing a book about a character that puts himself through scientific experiments.  This seems to be the next step.


Pete and Jana Deeble said...

Wow, you're lighter than me. I've been 165 for like 10 years now. I went up to 170 for a couple months and I thought my invincibility was wearing off, but then it dropped back down to the old familiar 165 again. I also need new shoes. I've been wearing really cheap running shoes to the gym and it makes it hard to get picked for basketball games. I'm already very white and short, the least I could do is dress like I know how to play. It's hard for us indie rock dudes to pay $50 for shoes we don't actually want to be seen in when we could easily get some chuck taylors and a 12 pack of Pabst Blue Ribbon with that money.