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Friday, September 01, 2006

New Shoes!

I bought new shoes! I should clarify that: It's the same shoe I currently own, but it's new! My old pair was beginning to fall apart, and the tread was really worn. I know that I shouldn't wear them until they get that way; in fact, I probably should've bought a new pair three months ago.

Anyhoo, there was a moment in the shoe store when I thought I wasn't going to be able to get any new shoes. My feet are so small that I always cause the shoe salespeople to panic a bit while looking for my size. They only carry a couple of pairs in my size, and the first two I tried on didn't work (I really liked the New Balance 1060s, but I needed half a size larger -- I know, larger, can you believe it?) and one of those pairs was a kid's shoe. But then the clerk spotted a box of my current Brooks on a top shelf, and we were both relieved.

It wouldn't have been the end of the world if I had to order a pair and wait a week, but I'm not so good with the waiting. When I find something I want to buy, I want it right now (which is why Internet shopping has never been that appealing to me). I also picked up two new pairs of socks, so I'm ready to rock! Too bad today's my day of rest. But now I can't wait to get out there and do my scheduled six miles tomorrow! (Wow! Never thought I'd utter those words.)


Firefly's Running said...

I have the opposite problem when it comes to feet. I have WIDE feet so it's very fun try and find a pair in MY size.

Have fun in christening the shoes on the road.

KEN said...

good luck with Disney in January. I will be there running too with Team In Training. ken

teacherwoman said...

I too have wide feet...so it makes shoe buying fun!

It's funny how we become excited to run those long distances! Hopefully your six miles went well! I hope to do the same tomorrow...shooting for something closer to 8...we'll see!

Nicole said...

There is nothing better than new shoes.

Bridgette said...

We have the same shoes!!!