I decided to go with New Balance since I loved my last pair. They were comfortable and lasted forever.
Today, I took my new pair on a 5-mile test run. They were great. My feet hurt a little bit afterward, but I think that was left over from yesterday’s 3-hour backpacking trek across the Puyallup Fairgrounds.
Me and T Junior ran with Heather and J on the paved trail in Renton. The fall weather was absolutely perfect for working out. Not so great when we first got there, though. It was co-old. I bundled T Junior up like the kid in The Christmas Story. J was all snug in his jogging stroller, too.
But it warmed up after we got on the trail. The sun was shining on us through the fluttering yellow leaves. It was warm and refreshing at the same time.
My only issue was my hips. After last Sunday’s 4.5-miler, I noticed they hurt. I wasn’t tired or out of breath; I could’ve ran all day, except for my sore hips. This week wasn’t as bad, but I did start to feel them around Mile 4.
Next week, is the Issaquah Salmon Days 10K. Heather and I agreed to not push the kiddos in the race because it’ll just be too long for them to be sitting in their strollers. So, it’ll just be Heather, me and my new shoes! (And, maybe some new clothes, too, thanks to my mom’s gift certificate to REI!)