Nothing like a little mud to break in some new shoes. I bought these shoes last summer during a sale. Truthfully, I wasn't planning on buying anything that day. I was with Marc who needed some running shoes. But I saw these in the closeout pile...just one pair left...in exactly my size. Since they are the trail version of my road shoe of choice, I thought it was worth 40 bucks to give them a try
Today Sharon and I went out for 10 miles in Forest Park. We didn't want to think too much so decided to just do an easy out and back on Leif from the Germantown Road trailhead. It was a crisp fall morning with just a hint of fog. The leaves are off the trees, but haven't yet been trampled to a gray mush on the ground. So there were still some pretty colors around.
I think I've convinced Sharon to run the 50k. Just for the record, there was never any doubt that I was going to sign up for the 50k. I read on the race website that they'll give credit for the 25k to 50k runners who need to drop out after the first loop. So I think that will convince Sharon to give it a try. I helped turn her into a half-marathoner and then a marathoner. So why not now an ultramarathoner?
Seems reasonable to me.