Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Pumped Up Kicks

It's not a secret that "a few of my favorite things" are cheese, bread, chocolate, wine and shoes.  Since I'm attempting to minimize the time I spend with the first four on that list I was pretty jazzed about the prospect of getting some new shoes last week.

Truth be told, the salesman probably could've given me any pair at any price point and I would've been thrilled, but luckily  at Ragged Mountain Running Shop I not only was blessed with a really cute knowledgable salesperson, but one that I knew wasn't going to take advantage of my desperate state.   Since I've been really happy with the Adidas Supernova Glide for the past few years (especially since getting my orthotics from Blue Ridge Foot and Ankle) we decided to stay with that.  "But," he smiled at me, "I think we have the brand new model for you." 

Waiting for him to come out from the backroom felt like an eternity. I was like a little kid on Christmas - giddy, giggling and grinning from ear to ear. Recalling now what happened next I am somewhat mortified, but remember, I really love shoes. So when he opened the box my response went something like this: 

 "Oh, they're so pretty and shiny! Ummm...I mean, they look fast." 

Pretty, aren't they?  And shiny too!


  1. I would have said the same thing! I love them! And I'm sure you look beautiful in them! Now I want to buy some new "I'm not going to run in them" shoes!

  2. Damn girl. I'm pretty sure you will totally run faster and jump higher with them.