I want to start my post today by saying happy 88th birthday to my grandpa. Below is a picture of his 80th birthday trip, when my family took him to Paris.
I also want to thank those who commented on Friday. It's tough to process these kinds of things, but Dallas is standing together.
I had another relaxing weekend, but it wasn't as lazy as last week's 4-day weekend. I had to work Friday so I didn't get any errands done to free up my Saturday. That's OK. I did finally get to my LRS store to be fitted for new running shoes. I don't know if the new padding will help my bruised heels, but it couldn't hurt. I needed new shoes anyway. I may not be close to 300-500 miles, but I've always been rough on shoes and need to replace them more frequently than that rule of thumb. I've heard not so good things about the next model in Asics, so it was time for another proper fitting.
The sales-lady measured my feet and put me more at a 9 instead of a 10, where I was years ago, but it also depends on the shoe model. Apparently some Brooks run big, other brands small, other brands at the 10.5 I've been wearing. It all depends on the shoe. I don't seem to over-pronate as much as I used to either, so she brought out different models that I haven't worn before. Instead of the Brooks Adrenaline, she brought out the Brooks Ravenna, which I'd never considered before, as well as the New Balance 860 and Asics GT, just so I could feel how the 4's felt. It really was a toss up between the 860 and Ravenna's. The Ravenna 10.5 was too big on my foot, but the 10 was much better. I compared that to the 10.5 860, and the 860 was just a hair better on my foot. Now I get to test out the new shoes and see if they are a good fit.
And honestly, the minute I stood up in the GT 4's, it was a solid nope. Not only is the toe box much narrower than the 3's, which I had been warned about, they run small. The 10.5 I usually wear was way too small, with my big toe right up against the edge of the toe box. WTH Asics? At least there are other shoes comparable to the 3's. I feel like Sheldon, his spot is his constant, and my running shoes are my constant. Don't mess with a runner's shoes, just don't.
I'm slowly adjusting to the new shoes since they're much more stable than the GT's. My feet feel like they're being held more in place than they have in a while, and I haven't even switched out the inserts for the SuperFeet ones I have. I may not need those inserts, to be honest. I did 20 minutes on the treadmill Saturday, and completed my Sunday errands while wearing the shoes.
All without Pokemon :-p
I did finish watching the track and field trials, and I think I'm looking at T&F withdrawals. The past 10 days have been great watching our Olympic team finalize, with elation, drama, and devastation. Since the Olympics will happen during the day, I have no idea what I'll be able to watch, and what I can get with my DVR.
Linking up with Hoho Runs and MissSippiPiddlin for Weekend Wrap-up.