Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wednesday Workout Update - What a Blimp!!!

I know, you'd think I wouldn't be writing about a blimp until after Thanksgiving...but look what was above my house on Monday afternoon:
From my doorstep...
Zoomed in - it's Snoopy!  Flying the blimp!!!

The blimp came into town for the BIG GAME this weekend - Texas A&M vs. Missouri.  Pretty crazy to see it right above my house - kind of feels like I got a mini version of the Macy's Thanksgiving day parade!

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In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I have to mention once again how happy and grateful I am to have a running store here in town.  It is so wonderful to be able to go in and get feedback from Mike and Dan, the owners of Brazos Running Company, on my plethora of foot/shoe issues.  Plus I feel a bit like Norm from Cheers when I walk in - they know my name, and the welcoming hugs are always appreciated.  After years of either having to drive about 100 miles to shop at an actual store, or just guessing at things and purchasing them online, it is wonderful to be able to shop locally.  And in that vein, I have another pair of running shoes - the Brooks Glycerin.  If you're not a runner, it probably sounds crazy to focus so much on shoes, but I'm telling you, a shoe can make or break your run.  During that 12 miler on Saturday, the underside of the toe next to my big toe on one foot was hurting, and afterward, the toenail felt bruised and was discolored.  I vaguely remember this happening a couple of years ago - obviously it wasn't an issue with the Newtons, but since they are off the table because of my ankle (Roseanne Roseannadanna: It's always SOMETHING), I need to find a shoe that works.  Mike recommended the Glycerins - here's hoping they do the trick.  
 
I wore them on a two mile run yesterday and they felt fine; the real test will come with Saturday's long run.
 
They have the funny square scanner thing printed on the insole.  I always wondered what the deal was with them - Sam (who is home for the week) put the scanner app on my iPhone and I scanned the shoe.  It connected me to the Brooks Facebook page - not sure what I was expecting, but that wasn't very exciting. 

Tomorrow morning, we'll be doing the Turkey Trot 5K for the third year in a row - I love this family tradition.  Then, of course, comes the eating part of the day...hopefully we won't overdo it and feel like blimps.  To all of my American readers, I hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving day tomorrow!

22 comments:

  1. with the F1 race in austin last weekend we had the ODDEST things flying above us too
    and many many many fancypants people and their private planes :0)

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  2. Good luck in the Turkey Trot! That's an awesome tradition! My dad lives in "Aggieland" and is huge Aggie football fan! I hope you and your family have a happy Thanksgiving and have a great time in the Turkey Trot!
    Theresa

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    1. Small world! You dad must be loving this football season - finally, a good one!

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  3. I'll be watching the Missouri vs. A&M game from Columbia, Mo. We need a win to be bowl eligible, but I am not very hopeful. Hope you have an awesome day with your family.

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  4. Have fun at the Turkey Trot, and Happy Thanksgiving to the whole JourneyToFit clan! Looking forward to some fun and funny family photos; you guys always look like you are enjoying being together. :)

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  5. Love your new shoes!! Can't wait to hear how they work out for you. Our big football game here is the high school one. My city's high school team needs to win their game to move on to the State Championship playoffs.

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone at the Shelley household!

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  6. Have fun at the Turkey Trot Shelley. I find buying new runners to be really stressful, but I think I finally have a pair that works (well comfy anyways, not make me move faster :-) Happy Thanksgiving!

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  7. LOL at the barcode sticker, we use those in our magazines at our company too. If you scan them you are directed to our website :)

    I can't curse but .... I'm working through my 4th pair of Brooks running shoes and never ever did I find pink ones and you have pink ones at your first pair ............ sits down and cries

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    Okay ... dried my tears and hope the new shoes work for you. I totally get you how important good shoes are.

    Happy thanksgiving with your family, have fun at the turkey trot and tell that handsome boy of you that he looks damn good now that he has lost some weight.

    Oh and before I forget ... I will be expecting the ginger bread houses (or is that for Christmas, I'm confused now LOL )

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    1. I feel bad, Fran, getting the pink shoes on my first try! Your are out there, I just know it... :)

      Oh, and the gingerbread houses are for Christmas - and heck yes, we will be doing them again. One of these times, Max and I will come out as victors!

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  8. Have a blast running tomorrow and have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Happy Running

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  9. I've always been an Asics fan, but this last pair I decided to try Brooks for the first time. I think mine are the Ghost 5 (?, too lazy to get up and look). I've had them since September and I really like them. I run about 30 miles a week, and so far so good. Doing a Turkey Trot tomorrow, too, a 10K in Frisco, TX. The weather is going to be great up here, in the 50's. Perfect!

    Metlife is my dental insurance!- Now I know why the dentist always costs me so much: Metlife has a blimp to keep up!

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    1. LOL on the Metlife/dental cost connection - too true!

      Our son Sam lives near Frisco and we've talked about doing Thanksgiving up there one year...good to know there's a Turkey Trot locally, so we can keep up our tradition!

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  10. Loved seeing the pictures of Sam on your facebook page! And your talk about running shoes is a reminder that I need to buy new shoes - I've been using the same pair for 3 years!!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Shelley!

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    1. Oh my gosh, Biz - with your daily 5K's, you definitely need a new pair of running shoes!

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  11. Happy Thanksgiving Shelley and Max and Sam and Jeff!! Have fun at the turkey trot--what a great tradition!

    We used to get so excited when the blimp would go by when we were kids! Its still a thrill to see it...

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  12. Aw, how fun! There's a blimp flying overhead here all summer, since I only live about a mile away from Wrigley Field, and I'm still always excited to see it :)

    Good luck in your turkey trot tomorrow! I'm doing my first ever, so maybe it'll be a tradition for me too. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  13. Oooo-I like your new shoes! Glad you found some cool ones after having to part with the Newtons. Haha, about the shoe scan thingy, what a letdown! Big whoop-takes you to the site. Pfft. I can hear me (& you) telling our sons; "I could have done that-just go the website on my own!"

    I assume you are cooking again for Thanksgiving? Enjoy. My boys will be here too. Yahoo!
    Chrissy

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  14. yeah - love the blimp. And you are right - shoes make a difference!! And they look cute too Shelley :)

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  15. Swanky shoes!!!!! I still get excited if a blimp (or a plane flying with a banner behind) goes by. :) BIG happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Shelley!!!!

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  16. Glad you got some shoes and I hope they are good for your feet.

    Happy, happy turkey day to you and your family!

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  17. Good luck in your 5k tomorrow! I will be wearing my Glycerins in our local Turkey Trot. Wondering how you'll like them on your long run. I feel like the heel is shorter somehow than my Sauconys. It might be because of my calf "injury" these days, but I feel more supported in the Sauconys. Looking forward to your long run thoughts.

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  18. Oh, heres hoping those shoes are the perfect thing! Have fun on the Turkey Trot and Happy Thanksgiving!

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