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Not Running So I Can Continue to Run

Thursday, May 17, 2012

I have decided to forgo the Speedy Skunk 10K this Saturday. This was not an easy decision for me because I really wanted to participate in it. I was looking forward to my second "official" 10K. I hoped I could even beat my previous 10K's time. But I also decided that I could put the registration money to better use: namely, new shoes.

I have told myself that I need new running shoes more than I need a 10K. Sure, it's only $25 to register, but it's going to cost me close to $150 for my shoes. That extra $25 in my pocket is a good cushion to have.

I also need new running shoes more than I need a 10K because I have decided to train for a half-marathon. Shoes are a must for this. And won't I feel so much more excited to run a half-marathon before the year is out than another 10K? Plus, there are other 10Ks I can run in the meantime. I'll look some up and decide on one.

I REALLY need the shoes. Runs have been very trying and a little painful lately because my shoes are all worn out. (I'm an overpronator and heel-striker, so good shoes are a must for me.) My shoes lasted a year. They've done well. They've helped me through my first year of running and then some. Time for them to retire, right?

Sorry, Speedy Skunk. Maybe next year?
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BEAUTY_WITHIN 5/17/2012 10:41PM

    Sounds like a great choice! In the meantime, why not treat yourself to a new running scene? Find a new path nearby to shake things up! emoticon

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TEMPENATIVE 5/17/2012 6:16PM

    The Skunk can wait, new shoes sound like Priority #1 right now. Happy running!

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KJDOESLIFE 5/17/2012 5:39PM

    Agreed - new shoes are very important!

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THEEASYKILL30 5/17/2012 4:35PM

    That makes sense to me. I think it's better you invested in a new pair of shoes as soon as you can. You don't want to hurt yourself, after all.

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SHEFFIELD09 5/17/2012 4:09PM

    Sounds logical to me! Good luck!

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CHRISTINA791 5/17/2012 3:51PM

    That's such an exciting goal!

Good decision on the shoes, even if it's disappointing to miss the race. Shoes make such a huge difference and they're worth every penny. Running half marathon distances is hard enough on the body as it is, and I can't imagine pushing through two or more hours of hitting the pavement in not-so-great footwear. Your feet will thank you.

Besides, new shoes always make me squee!

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THE_NEW_MELISSA 5/17/2012 2:41PM

    Good shoes are an absolute must! Good call!

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JAMIELOGICAL 5/17/2012 1:52PM

    Good shoes are so important. I think you're making a wise choice.

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