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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Run a mile in my sneakers.......

10 miles on the books today. What an awesome run it was. Weather was a bit colder than I expected. It must have been in the upper 40s to lower 50 this morning at about 6:30. I took off in shorts and one of my tech T's. My legs were OK but my arms and fingers were freezing!! I warmed up at about mile 3... all was good after that.

 I need to pick up some new sneakers soon. My feet are a bit more achy than normal during the last few runs. That's usually the hint that it's time. I usually keep 2 sneakers in rotation. I really can't afford doing more than that. I'll buy one now and then buy another in about a week. I can get the NB 1226 for about $80-$90 and the sole inserts for about $20 online. A lot cheaper than retail.
I understand the importance of getting the right running gear for me. Between sneakers, sole inserts and my knee braces it adds up pretty quick. It's important to ME. It's what I need to run good, get better and minimize any injuries. My loving wife, who I love with all my heart and who is NOT a runner, has a hard time understanding and justifying these purchases. I get grief every time she hears of me buying another pair of sneakers. :( All I can say is run a mile in my sneakers and you will understand.......

When it comes to race fees, that another story...

From reading other blogs, it looks like most of you have a significant other that runs also or just understands........

Does anyone get grief about the money spent on your passion? Whether it be on sneakers or races?

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Today's Song of the Run: Jedi Mind Tricks - Animal Rap

5 comments:

April said...

Sometimes, though most complaints are about the cost of destination races. I love using a good race as an excuse to see a new city. I am headed to Savannah Georgia next month!

BTW- thank you so much for your support in donating to the fetal hope foundation!!

Jim ... 50after40 said...

Michael is just as involved as I am, so she really understands ... but it all adds up quickly!!! Wish it were a little cheaper sport!

Jamoosh said...

My wife runs triathlons, which is a more expensive investment than running, so I can buy all the running stuff I want.

The Unexpected Runner said...

My husband bought a tri bike this summer....I'm good on sneaks & skirts for a while ;-D

P1t0 said...

Looks like the key is to get the wife to start running or become a triathlete?... hehehe

Thanks for your comments....

April, it wasn't much, but glad I could help.