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Sunday, February 03, 2008

New Shoes and A Challenge

One detail I forgot to include in yesterday's race report was that I did not run in new shoes. For those devoted readers who remeber that I mentioned on Friday that I was going to get new shoes, I did not lie -- I did go, I just didn't get the shoes on Friday.

Because my feet are smurf-sized, the store was out of my size (they only carry about one munchkin size per store) so they had to call one of the other stores, who did have it in stock, and have it sent over on Saturday, after the race. So I ran the race in an old pair of shoes, which is probably best anyway, and then picked up my new pair. And man, they are purty!

Brooks changed the colors on them and now they are silver and periwinkle (when I oohed and ahhed over them in the store and remarked on their new color, my husband asked "WTF is 'periwinkle'?"). I haven't had a chance to take them out for a spin yet because today is a rest day, but tomorrow, you can bet that I'm excited to lace those "bullets" (b/c they're silver, I'm naturally gonna call them the "bullets") on and test 'em out.

I tried to post a picture of them on here -- so everyone could admire their beauty -- but Blogger is being a be-atch and I'm having some issues wih uploading pics. So, I'm sorry, you'll have to do without a visual for the "bullets."

Like I said, today I rest. Like God, I too need a day off, plus it's Super Bowl Sunday! The one day of the year my husband and I watch sports, so this afternoon we're headed to a friend's house for a party: lots of beer, food, and commercials (sorry, "football").

But, tomorrow, I am back to the miles. Eric challenged me to a February mile-off to see who can rack up the most miles in the month, and anyone who wants to join the challenge can feel free to be a part of it -- be forewarned that we're aready 3 days into the month -- but Wendy? You can't participate. Anyone who runs 173 miles in a month is gonna smoke us in this kind of challenge, so I'm sorry, you'll just have to sit back and observe the mortals and their mileage.

19 comments:

AnthonyP said...

Congrats on the new 5k PR yesterday.

Erin said...

Wendy runs close to 200 miles a month!?! Wow! I admire all of you that run but running that much, man, that's like a week of driving back and forth to work for me. Amazing. Hats off to all of you on the mileage challenge.

Jess, as for being a walking partner again, I think I would hinder your mileage counting. I might just have to stick to Annie and Ryan as walking partners.

teacherwoman said...

Ahhh, I look forward to some good food and commercials as well. :)

Running Jayhawk said...

I hope the new shoes treat you well!! And of course, congrats on yesterday's 5k PR!!

CollegeGirl said...

I only watch the commercials and eat a whole lot!

Wes said...

Wise decision on the new shoes! Have a great time at the super-party :-)

Mary Gee said...

Did you get the Trance 7's? I have them and LOVE them. And they are dang good lookin.

Marcy said...

LOL Good thinking banning Wendy ;-) While I would love to join you in the running challenge my mileage has been horrific. I have weekend warrior syndrome when it comes to running lately :-/

J~Mom said...

A mile off sounds like fun! Your shoes sound so purty!

RazZDoodle said...

Mile off sounds like a good idea.

miss petite america said...

good call on having wendy sit the challenge out. i thought of her immediately. if she joined your challenge she'd probably run from florida to canada or something...

keith said...

I knew you'd PR!!

Congratulations.

Hey, can I get in on the mileage fest if I'm ellipticalling mileage, or does that disqualify me?

ws said...

if I'm injured can I play along?

Jess. said...

Congrats on the PR! That rocks and have fun in the bullets today!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Oh Jess, that PR is fantastic! Good for you. And nice job on the mileage. I'd love to do your challenge, but I am so not worthy. I am cracking up that you won't let Wendy play. Okay, so here is the deal, I am going to try to get back after that damn joint virus, back to working out and running. It may not be miles, but I'm going to see how many days I can work out. Thanks for the push. :D

Congrats again on the PR!

Viv said...

Enjoy the bullets! LOL at the smurf feet, and the hubby with what is perriwinkle. My being such a chick I envisioned the shoes right away. :-P

Firefly's Running said...

I am not sure about the challenge, but smart move on the shoes.

Marathoner in Training said...

Great job on the PR. That was a great time. and 3.1 miles down for the month. So tell me what does the winner get?

chia said...

Those shoes are seriously so hot I called them "sex with soles"... brilliant colours and super cool looking.

Shoe people point and laugh at me. Come to think of it, most people do.