March 7, 2010 - 8:58 PM
For those of you who may not have read my last blog about getting new running shoes, here's a brief run down of where I left off last week. I have had the same running shoes for two years. They were totally worn out and not very useful anymore. I got new running shoes and was really excited about them. I went for one run in them and completely soaked them in muddy guck when I stepped in a hidden puddle. I wasn't happy and had to run home in soggy sloshy black tar colored shoes that were white when I got them. I made quick work to get them cleaned up, scrubbing and soaking them over and over again. They came out looking pretty good and I set them under the counter by the heater to dry. I decided I would use my old running shoes the next day to go for a jog since I was pretty sure these would still be wet the next day. My husband, being the sweet guy he is, decided to wash my old shoes for me too, since we were in the washing shoes mood. ? I then had two completely wet pairs of shoes and nothing to wear for a run. So Brian suggested I hang the new pair up on a beam above the heater to dry them faster over night since heat rises. I did just that. . . and that's where I let off last week.
I woke up the next morning ready to go for a run. I walked out into the kitchen and found my shoes sitting on the counter, dry, with my husband standing next to them. "They melted" he said. "they what?!?" I replied. Yup, during the night my shoes then slid down the beam and rested just inches from the heater (Thank God they didn't touch the heater and ruin it, or even worse, start a fire). They were ruined, this time for good.
My hubby felt bad for suggesting the idea and was able to take them back to the store and return them while I was in class all day. I was shocked they took them back and I guess they did without any question or hesitation. There was a problem though, the store didn't have any more shoes in that particular style in my size. Brian found the equivalent in a different color however and brought those home to me at the end of the day. Yay! I told you I had the best husband in the world!
A few days later I was able to take my second pair of new running shoes out for their debut. I am pleased to report that everything went fine. I didn't run into any puddles and didn't melt them on my heater. I'm really happy that the weather is cooperating more and more for running. It makes such a huge difference in my day, my ability to be productive for classes, and my energy level to run. I'm currently doing about four miles a jog and want to bump it up to five for this next week and keep working myself back into shape.