A story of going from being a non-runner to planning for a marathon in three years...

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

My shoes are here! My shoes are here!

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Last night I arrived home from work to find my new shoes on the porch. I immediately got them out of the box. They're a little more red than pink (Jason says they're definitely red...and not even light red at that) but that's okay. I changed into my running clothes and decided to run last night's four-miler (on the treadmill...sigh) in my new shoes.

Except that these are the first pair of shoes I've bought online and they didn't come with the cute running store employee to lace them for me. I compared the lacing against my other pair and they appeared to be the same.

Sadly, I think they were laced too tight or something because less than a mile into my run the pinky toe on my left foot started to go numb. What?

So, I swapped them out for my other pair and finished my run. Afterward I spent some time loosening the laces on the new pair and I'll try them again for my Wednesday four-miler.

Other than the shoe issue, my run was fine. Ran most of it at 5.5 MPH and the last bit at 5.6 MPH. I listed to the most recent episode of "This American Life" and, to be honest, I don't remember much. I think I was sort of zoned out. Hopefully for Wednesday I'll remember to transfer some episodes of "How I Met Your Mother" to DVD beforehand.

I noticed that I only got one question (via email) to my audience participation post yesterday. Perhaps if I do a give-away I'll get more responses? Well, I'm not doing a give-away, but The Chic Runner is! She's giving away a copy of the Eat This, Not That Supermarket Survival Guide. Sound interesting? Go check out her post and enter yourself for a chance to win.

P.S. I'll answer any audience participation questions at the end of the week.

9 comments:

Chic Runner said...

Shoe issues stink! Hope you get it figured out soon. Thanks for linking to my blog

Janice {Run Far} said...

great blog.. found you from Chich Runner's blog. I love getting new shoes, and in the mail too.

Rob said...

Awesome job throughout January. You are going to be so prepared come April! Audience participation question: Do you have a goal time for the half? BTW, do we get extra credit for audience participation?

Run Mommy said...

Fun blog! Don't you love getting things online? It is like a special gift when it arrives! I will keep reading.. :)

kristen said...

Welcome. I'm new to blogging too. It's great to feed off other peoples adventures...I will keep reading too.

kristen said...

Hey, it looks like we wear the same running shoe...but are the new ones (red/pink) the new version? I wish I had cuter shoes....I'm vain what can I say. Well, not vain enough to actually suffer injury for a cute pair of running shoes...but I do like the red/pink version.

Holly said...

Very pretty! I hope they feel ok after loosening the laces. I have gotten a pair of shoes before that I thought were the exact same... they were the newer model and they did not work for me. Shoes are so touchy!!

Tri Dave said...

Congrats on the new kicks!

Hi! I'm Erin said...

Kristen - My new shoes (the red/pink ones) are still Brooks Adrenaline GTS 8's. Same as the blue ones next to them. I got a good deal on them since the 9's are out now. Strangely, though, the tongue on the red/pink ones is slightly different than the tongue on the blue ones. Perhaps they changed mid-production?

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