I realized the other day that my “new” running shoes from Christmas already have 400 miles on them. My trail shoes, which I’ve been using when it’s icy outside, are pretty much toast. It’s time to buy new running shoes. Yay?
I’ve read in a couple places that rotating running shoes helps reduce injury because different shoes use the muscles slightly differently. Plus it keeps the insoles from getting over squished. I usually use one pair on the treadmill and another on the roads, but maybe I should switch things up even more.
Today UPS delivered the quilt I had made. It’s made from shirts from all but one of the races I participated in last year, from my very first race through the NYRR Jingle Bell Jog in Brooklyn. I didn’t include the shirt from my last race of the year, First Night, because I liked the shirt so well I wanted to wear it. Campus Quilt put it all together, and I love it.
Of course, I won’t do this again next year, but I thought it would be a fun way to commemorate my first year of running and racing. Going forward, unless I think it will be an awesome shirt and a women’s cut, I’ll probably take the option of no shirt when it’s an option at registration. Lots of shirts are unisex, and they look like potato sacks on me.