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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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