Friday, December 12, 2008

New shoes and reindeer

Well, it's that time again. Not the holidays. Time for new running shoes. As you can see, my old pair kicked off my new pair on October 17th. That was about 300 miles ago. I can probably run for another month in those blue ones, but then the niggling pains begin, indicating new shoes are due.
Unfortunately, I'm pretty sure that was the last pair of 8.5D New Balance 846s in the whole world. Usually, when new shoes are needed, I just go online and find the cheapest pair of those babies, order them, and run in them within a week. My buddy, Carolyn - who wore the same model - scoured most of South Texas while I combed the internet trying to find our sizes of this discontinued shoe. Alas, NB revamped it's whole line, so I really need to go in and get fitted. And I need to plan that before some odd bone or muscle starts tweaking me, saying "new shoes NOW."
Next up (tomorrow) is the Reindeer Run 5k. It's just a fun little Toys for Tots run - with beer and breakfast burritos afterward (this is San Antonio). The trick for this no-age-group-awards run is to get a beer before the H.O.G. riders show up with their toys and decimate the keg. That way, you get your money's worth.

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