Since realizing I have over 300 miles on my shoes, I made the time today to get new sneakers, which I find to be extremely overwhelming, as there are so many different kinds, styles, brands, colors, etc. to choose from. After my workout, lunch, and class, I headed over to Marathon Sports where they fitted me for the perfect shoe and gave me only a few options to choose from, which made things immensely easier.
Is it silly to say I’m attached to a pair of shoes? No. My coral New Balance sneakers were my first pair of real running shoes. I say “real” running shoes because they were the first pair of shoes that I reserved strictly for running. I did research on them before committing to the purchase. I wore them around the house before ever running in them as a way to break them in. I got sad (and incredibly proud at the same time) when I did the math and realized just how many miles I logged in those shoes. Those shoes got me through my first half marathon and a really good portion of marathon training. They were on my feet when I fell in love with running, and they were with me as I ran through rain, sleet, snow, sunshine, the city, and the trails. We’ve been through a lot together, but they really are hurting my feet ( 😦 ), so it was a good move to invest in a new pair.
Thank You Notes:
- Thank you to my now old running shoes. You were a good pair of shoes. (Okay, time to move on, Chrissy.)
- Thank you to my new pair of running shoes for offering much more (needed) support. My feet thank you, and I suppose I do too.
- Thank you to chocolate milk for having the perfect carbs to protein ratio and being the best post-workout treat.
If you haven’t done so already, please check out my fundraising page for Brigham and Women’s Hospital (and donate 🙂 ). You won’t regret it and I’ll love you forever. I’m 45% of the way there, which is AMAZING. Thank you!