8.06.2005

Poor little piggies

That's it, I need new gym shoes. I should have recognized this long ago when Carson from Queer Eye said you should get new gym shoes every 6 months. I find that a little hard to believe (and expensive) but I've had these shoes for about 3 years now and they're finally starting to turn on me.

When I was up in Minnesota, I wore them when Josh and I walked to Campaneros for dinner. It was a good little hike but nothing too outrageous. By the time I got back, though, I had a nice blister on the top of my toe. A crease in my show kept rubbing my toe as we walked.

I normally treat old shoes that give me blisters like family pets that bite you. Once they've gotten mean like that, they have to be put down. But these shoes I decided to give a second chance.

When I go to the gym, I usually run a mile or two but today (and Jeff will be happy to know this) I went for a full 5k. My goal is to actually run a real race that is outside and everything but I think I need to get my time down from the 40 minutes it took me today.

Anyway, I just got home, and that blister that had healed is right back in the same place again. This is the last straw. It's gonna be llike shooting Old Yeller but the shoes have to go.

If anyone is feeling generous, I'm now looking for a pair of New Balances in a women's size 8 (just so you know).

2 comments:

Nancy said...

Hi Eileen - Good luck with your blister. I can totally relate to you. I am training for the Staten Island half marathon in October (want to do it?) and learned that you are supposed to change running shoes every 500 miles, not necessarily 6 months. Also, I used to be big into New Balance shoes but went to the running store and got fitted for Asics GT-2100s-- I highly recommend them!

Anyway, the point of my comment is that we should run a 5k together. It would be fun!

Kelly said...

Let's 5K! Let's 5K! I suck at running, so it will be totally non-intimidating.

Meanwhile, do you work Wednesday? Some friends and I are getting together to obsess over Harry Potter, if you're interested.