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April 30, 2009

Stress I Do Not Need

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — marathonmaiden @ 11:58

I think I had a stroke or two this morning. Over running shoes.

My shins started to hurt last night and, since this happened back in February / March I assumed it was my shoes.  I was correct because my current pair had 553 miles on them! Yeah, way too many but I’m cheap and like to run my shoes into the ground.  To give you an idea of how cheap I really am, this pair was the first >$15 pair I’ve ever bought for running.  My parents bought my bball shoes when I was younger so I can’t say how much they were.  Luckily I had bought a second pair of this model over my spring break mid-March so I dug them out last night.  And they’re the wrong size.  Ok, so they’re still 11s but I need a WIDE and these were medium (go ahead and judge the size of my feet, whatever, I’m 5’11”).  I’m so mad at myself because I should have double checked when I got the second pair, but I figured when I told the (highschool) clerk that I wanted 11W that she would have brought out 11W.  Oh well, I won’t make that mistake again! But the marathon is 3 days away (!) and I don’t have properly fitting shoes?!?

Talk about stressful.  I calmly called all the sports stores in my middle-of-nowhere area and none of them carried my shoe or anything that I could comfortably say would be an ok replacement.  So that left online.  Normally I am loathe to order things online (yup I am an oldie when it comes to the internet and technology) but some AWESOME people at RWOL suggested it.  However, my schools post office isn’t open Saturdays and I’m nervous that overnighting them will not be successful.  But I did it after lots and lots of searching, and it didn’t even cost me that much; mucho cheaper than getting them in a store.  Additionally the model of show I’m wearing is old, so I have to order the newer version.  The description is the same on both shoes so we’ll see.  Better than wearing old shoes or too narrow shoes.  Hopefully they get here in time

Big thanks to the marathoners over at RWOL! My friends could see that I was stressed out over it (and I was really flipping out too) but they all wondered why it was such a big deal and my marathoning online friends totally got it.  Major major thanks again! Hopefully I can relax and bring my blood pressure down 🙂 Maybe some lost or 24 is in order?


  1. I hope the shoes turn out okay! I’m looking forward to reading your marathon report.

    Comment by marathonmummy — April 30, 2009 @ 15:27

  2. good luck this weekend!!!!

    Comment by aron — April 30, 2009 @ 16:51

  3. I felt so bad for you yesterday! I’m glad it worked out. Good luck this weekend!

    Comment by runjess — May 1, 2009 @ 12:57

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