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The Time Has Come

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Tonight I threw away a pair of beyond worn out, completely tattered, totally used up, absolutely spent Reeboks. Despite the fact that they were in shreds with absolutely no remaining value, I felt a bit nostalgic. At one time they were white leather with white shoe strings. At one time they had tread on the soles. At one time I was reluctant to put them on and take them out for more than a few minutes. But they were always soft and comfy, encouraging me to do more. Recently I only wore them on days I really didn't feel like moving. They would remind me of how far I've come and why I want to keep going.

Despite the fact that I now have shoes fitted by professionals using computer analysis of my treadmill running, it was more than a little hard to just throw those decrepit Reeboks in the trash. But it was time.

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  • _LINDA
    They were a great reminder of where you once were, but I am sure glad to hear you are making sure you have appropriate shoes professionally fitted for your new passion!
    I would liken it to giving up an old favorite blanket..
    2897 days ago
    I would guess getting rid of the shoes was rather like saying goodbye to an old friend who you have out grown. Other people just don't get it do they? Maybe you could just keep the shoe laces to remind you.....they wouldn't take up too much space.
    2898 days ago
    Those shoes were honored, respected, and they served their time well. On with the new fancy shoes!!!
    2898 days ago
    I know how you feel. It's hard to say good bye to a friend that has helped us along the way emoticon
    2898 days ago
  • MIRAGE727
    Marsha, I totally enjoyed that story. It seems everything is appreciated a bit more in a healthy lifestyle! Thanks for sharing.
    2898 days ago
    Good for you! Old shoes can bring foot and knee problems ... You are wise to get new good ones! But hooray for celebrating where those shoes have gone! You rock, Marsha!
    2898 days ago
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