Saturday, 19 March 2011

It's genetic.

After the exhilaration that was the first race of the year last Sunday, I dove into the swag bag and pulled out the iRun magazine. Love it.  For some reason, I was the only one out of the five of us who had the magazine in the bag.  Strange, I thought, but now I know it was KARMA. 

I've been cursing The Running Room because they never put my favourite $179 running shoes on sale and I can't find them anywhere else locally.  This, I might add, is just one of a long list of reasons I curse The Running Room close to me.  My plan was to cross-border shop next month when we're heading to sunny Florida for a few days, (St. Pete's or Boca?  Boca or St. Petes?  Or Lauderdale?) because they sell there for $129 (even though the Canadian dollar is currently worth more than the Mairkan dollar).

Then lo and behold, and I may be getting to the point now, iRun advertised my very shoe, to be delivered to my door, for $129.  I'm talking about these guys: in case I linked it wrong.

Yes, we have the cutest
doorbell ever.

I ordered them up and they promised to come to me in 2-3 weeks. Those Americans may be used to such fabulous service options, but I'm not. Two DAYS later,  "Bing Bong".  It was my favourite Purolator man, with a package for me.




These are Brooks Glycerins.  They're not just any shoe.  They've got DNA technology, baby.  That's science!  That's zero blisters, zero chafing, zero sore spots in almost 400 miles on my first pair.  I'm even overlooking the pink details in favour of no black toenails.

Going to try out my new kicks at the Game of Life 10k tomorrow. Surely the joy of wearing new genetically engineered shoes will get me a PR.  Wait a that a Running Room event?   D'oh!


  1. Good luck on the 10K. Those shoes look really girly ... as they should.

    Regarding your comments on my running schedule. I actually haven't missed a scheduled run yet. I almost missed the run at HK airport when security asked me to stop running laps in the baggage area. But when I told them I need this in order not to die on the flight back they actually let me (after showing my 14 hour flight back)!

  2. Wow! I need some DNA shoes that'll last 400 miles...I think I have about 200 miles on my Asics and I'm ready for a new pair.

  3. Woohoo, major score on the shoes!