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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?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
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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