Today was a little bitter sweet. It marked the end of a love affair but the beginning of what I'm sure will be a wonderful and fruitful road!
Today I officially retired my very first pair of running shoes...
These shoes have carried me through so much. We've been through a lot together. They helped me escape. They helped me get healthier. All I had to do was lace them up and hit the road. They were always up for a run. They would sit there staring at me encouraging me to run when I didn't want to. They carried me through my first half marathon, then through two proceeding 5k races. I love these shoes. I'm sad to let them go. I tried to prolong it, but it's inevitable, shoes can't last forever...ooh that still leaves a sting! It sounds silly, but these shoes (to me) are a symbol of all I've been through to get to this point (the healthy point) in my life.
The good news is, today started a new journey! Yet more proof to myself that I am a real runner! I tried them out today for a quick 1.8 mile run. I kept thinking, how new and fresh they felt, but just not the same. They didn't have that broken-in-molded-to-your-foot kind of feel. Don't get me wrong, I'm very excited to start this new love affair. They are new and shiny. I'm sure it won't take me long to break in these new kicks...I will fall in love with them all over again.
Before today's run I created a new playlist. I had been getting warn out of the same ol' songs, so I took some of your suggestions, found some new ones, and created a new list (keep in mind this was a short run).
- U + Ur Hand by P!nk
- Disturbua by Rihanna
- So What by P!nk
- Party In the USA by Miley Cyrus*
- Use Somebody by Kings of Leon
- Sex on Fire by Kings of Leon
- List of Demands by Saul Williams