Stuff: Shoes, socks, and gadgets! Oh my!
As I wrote about last week, Sunday was shopping day. Now, I kept most of my promises from that post – got out for a trail-walk on Saturday, and did most of my shopping.
I did wimp out on the bathing suit part of the expedition. I was just NOT in the right place, emotionally, to go stand under fluorescent lighting and try on bathing suits. It wouldn’t have been pretty or pleasant, and I probably would have ended up in tears.
So I just scrapped that part, and I’m glad I did.
Instead, I took the time to really test out a bunch of shoes at LadySport. I went in knowing that I would probably walk out with another pair of New Balance shoes, but was also prepared to be open minded about other brands. I talked with a super helpful staff member who worked *only with me* (not multiple customers at a time!) and suggested other shoes to try, watched me walking in pair after pair, and didn’t pressure me at all. I knew there was a reason I liked that store!
After trying on loads of shoes and trying Adam’s patience (thanks bubba!), I left LadySport with over $200 in new toys. I was right about the shoes, and walked out with the new NBx 767s, which are as comfortable as slippers, light enough that I barely notice them, and so prettily white that I can’t wait to get them dirty. I picked up a couple pairs of Feetures Light socks, which are possibly my all-time favourite socks, to the point that I wish they made casual socks, too.
The most exciting of my new toys, though, is a teeny-tiny little gadget – the Nike+. I am really excited to get it set up and get tracking my walks (and eventually, runs) with it. I am so much better at getting out consistently when I can compete against myself, and I think this will be a good way to do that. Since I didn’t get the Nike+ shoes, I’ll be using a little shoe pouch on my laces, and we’ll see how well that goes.
Have any of you picked up new toys recently? Tell me about them!
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