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!
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!