Hi. Happy JULY!? Wait… June, where are you going? Don’t leave me. Oh, alright. Time to move on to a new month and new shoes!
I got new running shoes for my birthday…. the only thing was that I had to wait two weeks until they arrived. I literally went to the local running outfitter every other day, checking to see if they had made their way in on that day’s shipment. It was as if I was a six year old, waiting for Christmas.
Alas, I got the call yesterday. My special-ordered Asics GT-2150’s – size 6.5 – were here!
My camera had quite the crush on these hotties.
Alright, seriously… running shoes. Once I was asked, “What’s one item you wouldn’t want to live without?”. My response: “my running shoes”. Without getting all metaphorical and sentimental on you now, my running shoes are – without a doubt – my favorite pair(s) of shoes in my closet.
Since my junior year of high school [when my serious love affair with running began], I’ve had 6 pairs of real running shoes – ALL Asics. I started with the Cumulus model, and since retiring that pair, I’ve been wearing the GT-2100 series. I’d say we have a pretty strong relationship after 5
I’ve heard the rule of thumb is to buy a new pair of running shoes every 500 miles. I believe this to be a reasonable statement, yet I don’t think I’ve been following the rules:
2130’s #2 [left]: December 2008.
2140’s [middle]: June 2009.
2150’s [right]: June 2010.
I easily run more than 500 miles a year. Look at that wear…
… and tear! I over-pronate. Can’t ya tell?
The GT-2100 series is a structured cushioning shoe, designed for over-pronation. Perhaps this is we make a great match. I can’t imagine
dating wearing anything else.
My 2150’s will run with me throughout my training for my 3rd half-marathon [October 17, 2010]. Ah, what a coincidence… my Nike Women’s race shoes are pink ; )
Speaking of my up-coming race, I created a NEW PAGE for my marathon training plan which officially begins July 17th. Stay tuned for my exact training schedule & race details…
It’s almost time for the SYTYCD results show. I hope ya’ll have a relaxing holiday weekend!
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What type of shoes do you date?
How frequently do you ‘see’ other shoes — every 500 miles?
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