"old captains and brand new cruise ships" --- i got new shoes yesterday. nike free 5.0 and another pair of brooks launch.
i was planning on only getting the launch, but i have also been thinking about the free. when the shoe lady opened the box i said: "yeek! those are really pink." but i tried them on and they felt like they were made for my foot. and the pink grew on me. and i sort of needed two new pairs since all the shoes in my rotation are long past retirement. and i got a really, really good deal on the shoes. so i bought them.
i couldn't wait to get out and test the frees this morning. ran my usual north logan/elk ridge park 10-mile loop. i loved how they felt, but i am still unsure about wearing them in the marathon. i will test them on my 20-miler next friday to make the final decision. i always have the launch as a back-up.