I looked at what I was wearing a few nights ago and realized everything was either from a thrift store or Plato’s Closet (an over-priced thrift store). Everything, except for my running shoes.
Today I made a trip to Dick Beardsley Running Company in Fargo where I buy New Balance running shoes every six months or so. I often catch the older model of my shoe on sale. Today the store was out of my size in the 1061s, so I splurged on the newer 1063s, along with a pair of Superfeet Insoles. Dick Beardsley’s is a great place to buy shoes because the people who work there truly love running and know what they are talking about when it comes to shoes.
Shoes are one of the few things I buy new. I refuse to spend more than $12 on a pair of jeans, and even then I’m known to wear them until they are covered in holes. I bought my mutt’s kennel at a garage sale for $25, and when he needs a new toy I bring my dog to garage sales where he picks out stuffed animals for a quarter. I even got Ace and my cat Scout for free.
As for the shoes, I hope to slowly break them in this week, and then do an 8-10 mile run with Ace Thursday morning. Thursday looks like it will be a sunny day. Often, that’s all it takes for me to have a good run, as long as I leave early in the morning so my black mutt doesn’t get too hot.
April miles: 61.88