Today was a big day. We ventured north, nearly to Indy, to visit our not so local running store.
After just over two years wearing Mizuno Wave Creation 11’s, I decided that it was time to try out a new model of shoe. It may or may not be a coincidence that for the past two years I have battled more running injuries than in the preceding 14 years of running combined. I haven’t really come to a solid conclusion about that, but, since the rest of the world has moved on to Wave Creation 13’s, and since there is a chance that the 11’s were not doing me any favors, I decided to make a change.
After trying on Wave Riders, Ghosts, and a few more obscure shoe models, I threw down for a pair of Saucony Triumphs that I am beyond eager to take for a spin tomorrow. They feel great so far, I can’t say that I am quite as excited about their bold look, but for once I followed through with picking shoes solely based on feel, trying to remain blind to their color. Does anyone else get easily excited by pretty shoes or turned off by strange colored ones? [Raises hand all alone.]
Perhaps almost as exciting as getting new shoes is that we made it through like a billion errands without a baby meltdown. We got through Babies ‘R Us (that store is scary and intimidating to me, I hope I never need to go back*), the running store, Chris’ haircut, the dry cleaner, and Sam’s Club. Pretty stellar. I’m not sure if we are going to pay for this later or if we paid in advance with the previous two sleepless nights? Probably both. Sleep is way overrated anyway.
More on the new kicks after a trial run. 🙂
*I should note that Kai and I did not even go into BRU. Chris’ stressed out and confused phone calls from the store out to me waiting in the car were enough to keep me away from that place for a long time.