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Monday, August 8, 2011

Are You Afraid of Getting Dirty?

You may remember that I told you I got a new pair of Sauconys.
They are purple and nicely still resting in their box.
This lovely sea green pair have been waiting patiently in my closet for a way long time.  With the pace crushing thigh pain, I finally decided to switch out my running shoes. 
These beauties are so light and comfy and wonderfully white that I wore them Tuesday but when we were blessed with rain on Wednesday I decided I just couldn't get them dirty!  I wore the old completely worn out pair. 
Yes my thigh noticed.
I was happy when Thursday came and I could take these lovelys out for another run.  Since my sitter is on vacation this week and I have had to make other arrangements
I couldn't get anyone to spend the day with the kids despite having all my family live so close to me
I got to enjoy a day with the kids at work with me.

Webster Update:  Definition of Enjoy
enjoy, v to survive or otherwise struggle through a period of time under extreme stress

Having the kids at work with me meant we got home a little early.  However, I should have know something was at work when I still somehow didn't get out of the door until the usual time.  Which lead to me still being on my run with my fabulous sea green bright white ultra light weight super comfy Sauconys when the
As with any down pour, it gave me little warning as I was running up a steep hill it just chose to start.  Once already drenched at the top of the hill I struggled with the half heat fused together weather shield to get LBM and the stroller covered before it soaked up 10 pounds of rain water.  FAIL
All while my fabulous sea green bright white ultra light weight super comfy Sauconys got drenched and quickly became my fabulous sea green dull white not so light weight super squishy Sauconys.

I just can't stand getting new shoes dirty
But by the time we got around the loop they had lost that I'm-new look and weighed a ton. 
They will dry out and I'm sure they will still be super comfy compared to my old trashed ones but the honeymoon is already over. 
Two runs and we are an old married couple no longer worried about our appearances. 

How do you get over that I don't want to dirty my beautiful new running shoes feeling?


  1. Sorry I'm no help. I keep my new shoes as pristine as possible for as long as I can too. Glad to know I'm not alone! :D

  2. hmmm....I say the dirt shows the hard work, effort and miles...embrace the dirt and the rain water :)

  3. I hate getting new shoes dirty. They are so pretty. I love your tag: fabulous sea green bright white ultra light weight super comfy Sauconys - made me giggle!

  4. Oh, boy. Those are pretty shoes. I'd have a hard time wearing those out the first time too.

  5. LOL, it's silly, but I'm right there with ya! That first "Dirty" run kinda breaks my heart with new shoes...*sigh* oh well!

  6. Haha, I find it so funny that an experienced trail runner like you doesn't want to get her new shoes dirty. :) I guess that's why they make trail shoes gray to start?

  7. i always am drawn to trail shoes because they are grey, usually. i have a real issue with not wanting to dirty white shoes. they should rethink women's running shoe palettes!

  8. I hate getting new shoes dirty. I love nothing more than bright new shoes.

  9. There's nothing you can do. It's just one of those innate human desires - to keep running shoes pristine. I think that's one of the reasons why we like to buy new ones.

  10. I'm opposite. I don't worry about my shoes getting dirty because, then, they have stories to tell. I just want to get miles and miles and miles feeling comfortable.

  11. I do not have an answer to that question. Just having gotten new shoes myself, I am faced with this situation right now. My friend wants to do a trail run on Wed. This trail is notorious for having a few boggy, muddy spots no matter how long it's been dry. No matter how much I try to avoid it, I always get mud on my shoes. I do NOT want to get my new pretties dirty, but my old shoes are trashed. Unlike my friend, I don't own 10+ pairs of shoes including 2 or 3 black shoes that are specifically for dirty trail runs.

  12. It's funny, I'm sort of the opposite - I always feel like spanking new shoes makes me look like less of a runner :)

  13. How funny that you should post this. I was just reading a story to my darling daughter last night about a little girl who had to keep her school shoes clean. My daughter was concerned because hers are already dirty. My response, "That means you are having fun and playing. Do you think Mommy worries about getting her running shoes dirty? If I did, I wouldn't be outside running and having fun!"

    Go out there, have fun!

  14. i have this weird thing where I don't want them to look super new, but I don't really want them to look dirty...yeah it's a middle ground that I have to find with each shoe!

    someone once said something like oh you can tell new runners because their shoes are so white, so i think it made me feel like i shouldn't have white shoes!

  15. Breaking in a new pair of white shoes is always hard! I don't mind so much when the shoes are grey to start with. I hope you and your shoes have many happy miles together.

  16. For me the dirtier the shoes the better. I don't think I have a clean pair of running or work out shoes in my home. The only clean shoes are my Yoga flip flops. Haha!

  17. Yes, I am afraid or rather I dont like my white shoes getting dirty.

    Cassy from Guitar Made Easy