Monday, March 5, 2012

The Joy of New Shoes

This past Saturday I slept in a little (oops, sorry ATP) and tackled my 6 mile long run on my own. It was a beautiful day with cooler temps and the promise of a little sun. A great day for a running skirt and new shoes.

I bought these shoes probably this time last year while they were on clearance, but haven't needed to break them in yet. I ended up buying another new pair last fall that I broke in before these. Either way, my marathon shoes are out, so these needed to be added to the lineup. Dang Houston has been wet and rainy for the last month (thank goodness we are finally getting rain, but did we need to get it all at once?!), but I just couldn't bear the thought of getting them muddy their first time out. So the day was perfect.

Aren't they pretty? Just like my last pair of Adrenaline's though, they are tough to break in. I took walk breaks every mile to return the feeling to my toes. A few more miles in them and they will be fine - I think they are just stubborn like their owners.  I'm still running in their sister pair and will cry when I have to retire them. The next model of shoe didn't take so long to break in (which were my marathon shoes), but I didn't like them quite as much as these. Us runners are wierd with our shoes sometimes!

I could really use more Saturdays like this! Great runs and beautiful days to hang outside on the patio (with messy hair and new BIC bands!). It's starting to feel like spring around these parts!


  1. New shoes are always fun (even when hard to break in). I want some trail shoes next.....

    Good to see you posting again, Kellie!

  2. Yay for new shoes! And you've got me curious about the TX Independence relay, I'll have to look that up!

  3. Woohoo!! Love me some Adrenaline's! I like the turquoise. I have the 12's and they are pink...finally a good color!

  4. Thanks, Ladies! Brooks has definitely gotten better with the color designs of the Adrenalines and I'm loving it. It makes me want to run more so I can buy shoes more!