This morning I decided to hold true to my minimalism challenge. Even though I have already discarded many things the last few weeks I did not want to shortchange one day. I am already modifying my shortcut that I posted in my original post where I said day one was already taken care of with my past few weeks. I should have titled that post Day Zero as today is Day 1. Today was a breeze.
Today, I am able to mark off one item from my chart.
The one item I got rid of today was a pair of racing shoes. My good old pair of Iso Transition shoes that require no socks, very lightweight with holes at the bottom for water and sweat to leave. These shoes are lightweight, small, and easy(three words not used to describe me) to slip on during the transition of a triathlon race.
The reason I am discarding them is that they KILL my feet. Every single time I wear them my feet hurt terribly the next day. Never mind the weight they are trying to absorb. I have owned these shoes for at least three years maybe four being that I have not raced more than once in two years and the last time I wore them for running was June 17th 2012 at the Quad Cities Triathlon.
I came across these wonderful shoes when taking Ava on a walk. She was ready to go and I needed a pair to put on quickly. I ran to my closet and grabbed them. Today my feet hurt. These shoes are not made for 230 lb men. Additionally, the soles of the shoes are breaking apart and therefore are not nice enough to sell.
It is time to let them go for once and for all. Maybe I hold on to them as a reminder of how fit I used to be. When I see them I think about being 210 lbs, fit with a six pack and running fairly fast for my size.
Today, this item to dispose was an easy one. I think it was easy because of how much I have already begun to process this notion of getting rid of unnecessary items from my life. Remember to start small and keep the movement going. The whole project takes time. Be sure to reflect and be ready to let go.