Dearest Nimbus Running Shoes,
You and I have been together since the beginning of this long distance running shenanigans. I remember when I first set my eyes on the much loved green Nimbus 7's. As we both know, it was love at first sight. We've had our shares of ups and downs, and that's only to be expected with my fiery personality. Heck, I've even given up running in the 7 years we've been together, but still have been loyal to you. We trained for and completed my first marathon with a smile on my face and no injuries to be seen.
But lately..... lately things haven't been going so well. Perhaps we have ourselves a case of the 7 year itch? It's just not working anymore. I swear... it's not you, it's me! Ok, honestly, I think it is you. You keep revamping yourself and increasing your prices, and I seem to be getting less and less miles out of you. When I went to the running store today wearing my current pair, the dude working said they were shot, and only had 275 miles on them! What happened to the 400-450 miles we used to be able to get together? That was the final straw.
I must admit: there's someone else. It's a pretty recent thing, and it's not serious, but I do see the potential for greatness. If not, there's always a chance I'll come running back to you. Hell, you've seen my track record with my former loves, a second (or third) shot isn't out of the question. We have history. You never get over your first love. I shall think of you fondly and hope you do the same.
Mizuno Wave Rider 13
After my trek to the running store for my new kicks, I hit up the gym to do some biking (it's been storming all day, blech). I biked 15 miles in 1:01. After I was done my knee felt pretty good and I had an idea....maybe just maybe I could hit up the treadmill. You know.... just to test out my new kicks.... make sure they were a solid investment and all. Or maybe it was because I've been at 999.4 miles since my knee started acting up last Thursday and it's SERIOUSLY KILLING ME. Ahem. Anyway, I thought the worst that could happen is that it would hurt and I would stop.
I started going and holy heavy legs. Nothing like attempting a brick your first run back, dumb dumb. My knee was slightly twingy for the first 1/4 of a mile, but after that it (and my quads) loosened up and we had ourselves a nice little mile jog. :) At .6 I was one smiley fool. 1000 miles....hollar! And despite my mini set back, I still managed to complete the number of miles 3 months sooner than in 2010. Heck ya.
*Can we discuss the fact that these shoes have sparkles on them? I know I may have expressed my extreme distaste for sparkles with NFL apparel, but that is sooooo not the case when it comes to running shoes apparently. I recall taking sparkly fingernail polish to the Nike swoosh sign on my spikes in high school to jazz em up a bit. Flyyyyyyyyy.