With Sunday came another opportunity to get out there, celebrate the close of the summer Olympics, and put some miles on my new shoes.
Wait… new kicks?
Yep, new Nike Vomeros. If you’ve read my trials and travails since late last year, I’ve been struggling with shoes. I wanted new shoes before the Route 66 half marathon in November, and that’s when I put my feet in a pair of Hoke One One Bondi 4 Wides. Very cushy feel, but I ended up with a black toe, and early this year, got blisters in Chattanooga.
Then I moved to a pair of New Balance. It’s the first time I’d tried that brand, and while they felt good, I consistently got a blister on the back of my right heel every time I ran.
So, I went back to what I knew, and got a slightly wide Nike Vomero, and I love ’em. They fit nicely, are comfy, and have the right kind of feel at the back of my foot. Woot!
The air temperature was fantastic when I got up — about 61°, rare for August in Da Lou — and I shoulda gone out then. However, I had to get my coffee, Crunch Berries and British soccer going. Becky also had a CGC trial in the morning, so I waited for them to get on the road before heading out.
Despite the later start, it was still only 67° when I headed out, and even without a cloud in the sky, it was the best morning for being out in more than a month. My feet were pretty fatigued from Saturday’s run and five hours on my feet at a Jeep show, so I took it easy, and just did a fast walk.
It was a glorious day, with just enough wind to take the edge off the sunlight. And again, I had a great outing, with only one obstacle…
This time, it was a german shepherd puppy. That little guy just came up to me like I was a long-lost friend, and laid on my foot while I petted him. Wonderful!
All in all, a good weekend, with two events done, two puppies played with, and some mileage building. And why am I building miles? Well, like a crazy person, I’ve signed up to go to Tulsa for the Route 66 half marathon again in November.
Yeah, I’m nuts.