Friday, August 12, 2011
Time to Say Goodbye...
So, I am a pretty sentimental person. I like to keep things and hold onto them for memories' sake. Maybe that's me being a historian. Or that's just me being unwilling to let go.
I have kept every pair of running shoes since I started running in 2008. Each pair has meant something to me - each signifies training for a particular marathon. And I know my shoes: mint green - National Marathon 2009. Blue - Marine Corps Marathon 2009 - first BQ.
Hot Pink - 1st Boston 2010.
Saucony Lilac - earned them for winning a race in 2010, wore them for Rochester 2010 and MCM 2010. Magenta - Training shoes over Winter 2011, when I was dealing with ITBS and CD, and trying to dream of a comeback.And lightning yellow and blue - Boston 2011 - one of the greatest days of my life. Together, all of those shoes have covered thousands of miles, traveled to numerous states, and tell a lot of great (and not so great) stories.
When I was packing to fly back to the East Coast, I only had the Boston 2011 ones with me, and they were getting to be past their prime. So, I ordered a new pair, and had to bid farewell to them. I LOVED these shoes. I had so many good runs in them, and they served me very well. And when I got back to the East Coast, I thought I should also donate some of the other pairs too. So, it was time to say goodbye to mint green, hot pink, and magenta. I even took pictures of all of them. So, my closet is a bit emptier now, but eagerly
awaiting a new pair. I'll be testing out my new Asics this weekend, and saying hello to my new pair.
Until then...bye to a few pairs, and to whoever receives them from the poor box - enjoy the ride!