Saturday, May 12, 2007

Next time I'll just buy the box

We went for a trip out to the local Nike outlet this afternoon because we both needed some new sneakers. I just need them for wearing around, I wasn't planning on new running shoes until after Critter arrives and I'm ready to get back into running. I did end up getting a clearance pair of Nike Free running shoes, they were $19.99, normally $85.00. The unfortunate part is that they are what I would consider the extreme of ugly. Pink and purple. Ugghh. But, for less than $20, I can deal with it. I did find another pair of clearance shoes for $19.99 to wear for every day use. The part I was a little sad about? They're size TWELVE. They were a bit roomier than the elevens and I know with the heat of summer my feet will likely swell even more and at least I've got a little extra room in these to accommodate that. There isn't as much extra room as I would have expected in a size 12, though. My feet are huge, you would think I'd have better balance, but no. The selection is also, not surprisingly, quite limited for size eleven and twelve, beggars can't be choosers, I guess. And now I'm all ready to start running whenever I can, in the lovely pink and purple shoes.

I am walking the 5k in 2 weeks. Still not sure whether I'll be pushing the boys in the stroller or they'll be hanging out with grandma and grandpa. I just hope the weather's nice for it. My triathlon's 4 weeks from tomorrow, too. The water at the beach seemed significantly warmer this past week, so my open water swim in 2 weeks doesn't sound like the painful venture I was anticipating last week. I'm planning to get back in the pool for a few good swims, though, but I will not be quite as prepared as I can intended back in January. I guess that's just life, it will be fun anyway.

Pregnancy status: 92 days to go.

8 comments:

Duane said...

91 days left and you're doing a 5K and an open water swim! You the man! er, I mean, you're the woman! :-)

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

I think I am due for some new shoes. I hope I can get a deal...but probably won't get a deal anything like you did!

Mallie said...

For that price, I could hack purple and pink shoes. I'm at the opposite end of the spectrum, really small feet, so limited color choices and availability.

patrick holland said...

Where is your tri?? I'm also in ct with my first ever three weeks away now

Siren said...

Sorry I haven't been around much - I'm so far behind on blogs it not even funny!

I'm so glad to hear you're doing a swim leg soon! I kind of decided that I'll at least do the swim at my tri in June, then I'll evaluate how I feel and decide whether or not to move onto the next leg. I figure a swim on a fun race day is better than no race at all.

Hard to believe you're only 3 months out from meeting your Critter! I just officially entered the second trimester this weekend; I celebrated this morning by being ridiculous sick again. : )

Fe-lady said...

I think I would LOVE the pink and purple shoes! The gaudier, the better. My last Asics were a bright green and silver! Sometimes I think that the "designers" must sit around a big table and TRY to make shoes as ugly as possible, and then laugh when we buy them!
Have fun at the 5k and tri! You will probably surprise yourself at your fitness level after "Critter" (love the name) is born!

jbmmommy said...

It's the Mystic Valley Tri.

Julia said...

I don't think the Frees are actually meant for real running running. I use them just to walk around in and sometimes when I do drills. No serious running.

BTW, I think I have the same pair. Lightish purple with the pink trim? Yep, mine were free (as in I didn't pay for them) and I STILL haven't put them on. Maybe with a white outfit?