I'm serious. This post is about my running shoes, the Saucony Progrid Trigon Ride.
I just bought my third pair yesterday, and my run this morning was like running on a cloud. A soft, slightly too narrow cloud. I did 6.5 miles and I have some pretty blisters to show for it.
(can you see how the first two pairs are wider in the toe box than the third? yeah, the third will get there)
I tend to be a little theatrical in general, but retiring a pair of running shoes is always a little emotional for me. I think of all the good times we've had, the miles we've logged together. The snow and the summer rain (see how dramatic this is already). These year-old shoes have been with me for over a thousand miles, 2 5ks, a 10k, and a half-marathon.
Goodbye old friends.