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Weekend Recap – Sweet, Savory and Soles4Souls

I would like you to meet my newest pair of Asics Gel Nimbus 15’s.

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It is said that you should replace your running sneakers somewhere between 300-500 miles. Normally I decide around the 300 -350 mile mark that my shoes are shot. This time around however, my Gel Nimbus 15’s held out closer to 400 miles.

I knew the end was approaching over the last few weeks but I just wasn’t ready for a new pair. Sneakers are so pricey; when you run an average of 30 miles a week if not more, you are looking at purchasing new shoes every few months.

Towards the end of last week however, I knew my shoes were done. I wasn’t achy or sore anywhere but my feet were noticing that the cushioning at the front of the shoes were gone, everything seemed stretched out and the support that my feet have grown to love from this Asics model was nowhere to be found.

I hate retiring a pair of sneakers that are still pretty clean and appear functional but when I have deemed them as worn out, I know that I cannot run in them any longer.

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I was so happy when the man helping me at Runners Edge said that they are an official drop location for Soles4Souls.

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From the Soles4Souls website:

Soles4Souls is a global not-for-profit institution dedicated to fighting the devastating impact and perpetuation of poverty.  The organization advances its anti-poverty mission by collecting new and used shoes and clothes from individuals, schools, faith-based institutions, civic organizations and corporate partners, then distributing those shoes and clothes both via direct donations to people in need and by provisioning qualified micro-enterprise programs designed to create jobs in poor and disadvantaged communities.

I have a few other pairs of worn out running shoes in my closet simply taking up space. I plan on dropping those as well in the Soles4Souls bin.

To learn more about Soles4Souls and to find a drop location near you, click here.

So. The new shoes.

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I was quite colorful on Saturday morning, yes?

You really are supposed to break in a new pair of sneakers slowly, but, since this is the same model I have already worn and since I am pretty used to running 10 miles, I decided it was OK to take them for a long run spin.

I wore them for a short run yesterday too and I intend to wear them again this morning.

You should know that something totally crazy happened yesterday morning though.

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That would be my plate. I woke up craving an omelette. A vegetable omelette. With cheese. And Sriracha sauce.

Who am I? What happened to me? A savory breakfast? I don’t even understand.

Actually, maybe I do. On a very rare occasion, and I mean very rare, I crave eggs within 24 hours after a long run.

I think this is the first time the craving was strong enough to overtake a sweet breakfast to the point where the meal involved hot sauce but when a craving strikes, I always honor it.

You know what else I honor?

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Devil’s Food Cheesecake from Junior’s.

This cake was more like a decadent hunk of chocolate fudge cake with a drop of cheesecake which was absolutely perfect for my taste buds since cheesecake itself really isn’t my thing.

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My partner-in-good-food-crime took care of the cheesecake portion for us leaving me plenty of forkfuls of pure chocolate heaven.

I swear I could survive on just chocolate fudge frosting as dessert for the rest of the my life.

The great thing about cakes involving layers you don’t like is that it makes you appear not so selfish since you allow someone else to share and enjoy a good portion of it.  

A bit of a dessert mirage if you will.

Anyway, thankfully I have woken up this morning feeling normal. And what I mean by normal is that I am not wanting a plate of eggs or anything involving hot sauce.

I missed my morning bowl of oatmeal and fruit big time.

Ever hear the phrase: Out of sight, out of mind? Yeah, that just doesn’t apply here.

Have a great Monday!

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I NEED TO KNOW:

How often do you replace your sneakers? What do you do with your old pair?

Ever wake up craving something you never usually eat for breakfast?

Quick: Chocolate cake or cheesecake?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • IHeartVegetables September 23, 2013, 7:48 am

    Ohhh cute shoes!!! 🙂 And I’d have to say chocolate cake… although cheesecake is always welcome 😉

  • jumpeatrun September 23, 2013, 12:57 pm

    cheesecake 🙂
    I replace my running shoes every 3-4 months usually…especially when I am training for something and putting a lot of miles on them.

    • WordPress.com Support September 24, 2013, 1:51 pm

      Sounds like me, 3-4 months is the most a pair of shoes lasts for me.

  • Kellynoelshops September 23, 2013, 2:58 pm

    I love both! But together….??? Sheer bliss!
    Adorable shoes!
    I usually update the shoes 2-3 times per year.

  • heather September 25, 2013, 8:51 pm

    My mom and grandmother always make a stop at Junior’s on their NYC visits!!!

  • Carmy September 15, 2014, 1:22 pm

    Yes this post is a year old but I noticed the pic of it under your most recent post and I just wanted to sayyyyyyy: I have those gel nimbus’ 😉 that is all <3
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