Saying Goodbye is Never Easy

We’ve had a few good runs.  You were there for me during the glory days of Disney and for the pain of Gasparilla.  You’ve been so supportive through it all and I just want you to know that it’s not you.  It’s me.  I think our relationship has hit bottom and the feeling of being on Cloud 9 just isn’t there any more.  With the constant reminders of what we once had, I simply can not endure the pain any longer.  So, I am sorry to have to do this, but I need to move on to another love. 


Truth be told, I’ve already found a replacement for you.  This may sound harsh, but I think it’s best to level with you.  We can still have some good times together, like hiking through the woods and weight lifting.  I understand if you need some time.


But, if you’re ready to meet her, I’d like to introduce you to my new love, Brooks Infiniti 2.  Isn’t she pretty in pink?  Actually, she’s burgundy, like wine.  See how much we have in common?  I’m in love…again.  



Thank you to The Running Center of Tampa for my love connection and finding the right match for me once more.


  1. dwyatt64 says:

    LOL…great post. It IS so hard, isn’t it? I ran in one pair of Sauconys so long, I did myself in with plantar fasciitis. I just couldn’t find another pair that fit like them (they discontinued the line I wore).

  2. Karina says:

    AMEN! My favorite Nikes are now upwards of $100, but hey, my knees are worth it, right?

    There’s nothing like a new pair of shoes to get you going again! I’m glad you’ve found a new love . . . may your relationship be long and lasting (you know, for all of 300 miles!) . . .

  3. Brian says:

    It’s sad to say, but I can totally relate to this post. I definitely get emotionally attached to a lot of my shoes. I want to save them for sentimental reasons, so I end up with a bunch of smelly pieces of rubber laying around the house. Sometimes I even feel sorry for shoes that I’ve trained in, but never run a race – like they’ve put in the time, but never experienced the satisfaction of the finish line. LOL

  4. morethananelectrician says:

    I stay under $90 on all shoes and half of that is always a gift card from the sport teams I coach…they get me a gift each season and I spend to seasons of stuff on equipment for the teams I coach (balls, cones and whatever) and the other two on me…I am an Asics guy…

  5. lindsay says:

    i am way attached to the shoes i bq’d in. my friend asked if i was going to have them bronzed, lol. (not quite, but maybe framed…) i’m never getting rid of those!

    i hope your new relationship is even fuller with the infiniti 2’s!

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