For as long as I can remember, I told people "I can't run." But in March of 2009, I decided that this was no longer an option. From my first 5K to my second half marathon, I've endured my highest highs and lowest lows as an official Runner. This year I want to embrace running for something beyond times and distances.

Running is so much more than merely getting out there. I want to get out there and love it.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Next up...

...Asics GEL-Kayano® 15!

SO basically I love my Asics...and love my GEL-Cumulus® 10s even more. Especially the fact that they are orange, which is why my whole blog was orange and such. ORANGE! Anyway, I wanted to either find the same exact pair, or bump up to the new Cumulus 11. But I figured going with the 10s would save me money, like they'd be on sale or something, being the old version and all? Not so much. I scoured the internet and basically they were going to cost $95 no matter what, which is what I paid for my pair last March.

Well, I got a coupon for $20 off $100 at FleetFeet in Brookfield from racing in the Steve Cullen, so I thought: "Omg what if they have my shoes! That would be a savings of a lifetime!" Drove on out there, but not so much. They're a fine establishment, but they don't really have too many Asics in general. Ah well. Luckily there's a Sports Authority right down block. They did NOT carry my Cumulus, but what's this? Kayanos that are normally ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY DOLLARS on sale for $99.98???? SOLD!!!!!

Well not exactly sold until I researched them a little on my phone first. But I mean for $140, they better be good right?! So I tried them on and literally ran up and down the shoe aisles for awhile. Mama likey! And the pink is always's no orange, but I dig it.

I got these Saturday, so I was actually kinda bummed that I couldn't try them out right away on my Sunday long run...but I didn't think busting out 8 miles in a new pair of shoes would be quite the stellar idea. So I'll start the break-in on my 4 mile tomorrow. Speaking of, it's actually a 4 Mile Virtual Race for Haiti! Because it's through Map My Run (the site I use to keep track of everything), you just plug in your info once you're done and post it to the race site. It's $30 and 100% of the proceeds go to the cause.

SO yes, I've changed up my blog to match my shoes, just like any fashionista would (I am like the exact opposite of a fashionista). And I will leave you with the most geeked out photo new shoes receiving an imaginary torch from my old know cuz of the Olympics and all.

oooh, white and shiny!!


  1. Score!!!!! That pic rocks!...and FYI...I went to that Sports Authority after I left FleetFeet too!!! How freakin funny....

    I like the new blog Vincent is a great lover of all things orange...but this is nice!

  2. I just checked back and saw that you did the Cullen Run in a little over 46 minutes. Great job! I wasn't able to make it out there for that race but hopefully will give the Blarney Run in March a go.

  3. Thanks C! What's funny is that I never really go out to Brookfield anymore! I spend too much when I've out there ;)

    Dave, thanks a bunch!! Like I said, it was a tough race for me, but felt absolutely awesome. I hope you do the Blarney Run! I won't be able to make that one. Good luck with the crazy hills on that course! Well, they felt pretty crazy to me ;)

  4. I'd actually like to make a comment about your pictures to the right...and give a little nod to George while doing so, "I want your sox..."