I have new shoes. I usually have them on for only an hour or so a day but when you cover four miles in that hour, they wear out quickly. Well, not the uppers; the old ones still look great when seen from this view but those miles eventually take their toll. Mostly they lose their cushion but the sole shows the wear too.
But wait, you say. Those look just like the last pair. And they are...and like the pair before that too. I seem to be stuck in a rut.
I took a little heat about my boring shoes in Muscle Max a few days ago. Lee suggested I was going to have to get with the program and get some colorful shoes like everyone else in the class. I looked around and sure enough, all I saw was hot pinks, fluorescent oranges, neon yellow-greens and even a shade of blue that looked as though it would glow in the dark. Some shoes even sported a combination of these colors.
I started to point out to them that I'd lived through the neon colors in the 80's and didn't feel the need to repeat them but thought better of it. Almost everyone in there is young enough to be my daughter as it is; no need to remind them of that fact. Truth is, they're all runners and frequently talk of getting up at 4:30am to get their miles in before getting their children up for school. If I got up at that hour for any purpose, I'd need bright colors on my feet to keep me awake too.
Still, I was tempted when I went shoe-shopping. I pretty little pair of blue running shoes with bright yellow laces called my name. Or maybe it was that the sample was at eye-level and given the colors could not be ignored. Whatever the reason, they moved out of the box and onto my feet rather swiftly. They were a happy sight as a gazed down on them and if gazing at them was all I needed to do with them, the pretty little blue shoes might have come home with me. But walking on them was another matter, and they just didn't cut it in that department.
So back I went to my trusty old companions...my on-sale, 20%-off-coupon old companions. I may be boring but at least my feet won't hurt.