So today was another funeral for me. I've had so many over the last year. This is my fourth in the last year to be exact This post is in tribute to one of my faithful friends. Here's her good qualities:
1) I could always count on her to be there for me no matter the situation.
2) I often came to her for support at least twice a week.
3) She was never jealous of my other supports.
4) I got to know her better than many people I know.
5) We shared many hours of hard work together and trained through a marathon together.
6) She was cheap!(It's good, trust me).
So I bid farewell to her. Fortunately for me, I have a couple replacements in store so I can look forward to many more hours of hard work.
What else did you think? That I would blog about a funeral? My shoes! Their toast!
Yep, another pair bites the dust. 400 miles and I'm out. I keep track of every mile. Is it low? Probably. Could I go more - of course. But. I always have problems with my legs after 400 miles so off they go to their next use. I gladly trade them in for new ones to keep my legs running strong. Next use? I use them to cut grass(usually). I'll be using this pair for a mud run in July(Warrior Dash) which will then get thrown out after the race.
Fortunately for me I have two more pairs of the same shoe on standby in my closet. Then what to do? These last two pairs are like 7th-8th pair of Saucony Ride 2's. Only $50 bucks online!!!! I've also tried Brooks Ghost(eh) and a cheap pair of NB(when I first started walking) I guess I'll be going to the Ride 3's(also $50 or $60 online) or Ride 4's, the current version. I've got a little over 500 miles until my next marathon so I know these(2) will get me through the season. I have had much success with Saucony and so I'm likely to go that way again. Here's the new Ride 4 colors - I'll probably get them all at some point!
What do you wear? What do you like? I only wear neutral shoes. They work for me.
I have not gotten into minimalist shoes and probably will not yet. If I could run in them all the time right away, perhaps I would get a pair but I know I can't do that. I tried on a pair of Vibram 5 fingers. They are NOT for me. I don't like the toe things. They might be Ok to walk around in but running....no thanks! Maybe the Saucony Hattori with no separated toes? I have not tried them on but I bet they are comfortable. How about just regular cushioned neutral running shoes?
Question of the day? How long do you run in your shoes? Do you keep track of your miles on them?
Have a great day and.....Keep Running!!!!!!