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Saturday, March 20, 2010

A Farewell to a Faithful Friend

My Darling,

I can not begin to tell you how much these past 1000+ miles have meant to me.  You have carried me throughall the training for a marathon, a 10k, a half marathon, several 5 ks and all but 12 miles of my ultra training.  Where would I be without you?

But I have seen that you have taken notice to that red box beside my bed.  I don't want there to be any lies between us.  We have come to far for that. 

There is someone else.  There I've said it. 

We both knew this day would come.  A day when I would have to allow you to rest after having helped me for so long. 

I am sure that we will still have our days together but as I start to prepare for my next adventure, I have to do what is best for both of us.  I know you wouldn't want to see me injured.  And I couldn't bear to see you completely distroyed; riddled with holes.

It's not you it's me.  I hope we can still be friends.

Yours in running,


  1. I love this post. Too funny. But seriously, did you actually get 1000+ miles out of that pair? How is that even possible? I get 350 and I start to feel that mine need to be replaced.

  2. Parting is such sweet sorrow. 1000 miles seriously? WoW!

  3. I can't believe it! You are leaving me for a younger, prettier model, aren't you?!?
    -Your Shoes

    Great post. 1000 miles on a pair of shoes is incredible!

  4. funny! but my you got a lot of miles out of those shoes!

  5. So you tossed aside old true and faithful for a something younger, eh?

  6. Holy crap! 1000+ miles?!? I'm SO jealous!

  7. Could someone please pass the tissue??

  8. We all should be so lucky. 1000 miles, I would be so injured. That's great!

  9. I'll see you in COURT....I cannot believe you would leave me like that after 1000 miles, after all I have done for you....hehehe

    Goodbye old shoes, this was a very cute post!

  10. That's a lot of miles! ...this post made me smile :)

  11. I have been using two shoes for the past half year. Well - actually 4 shoes - two different models - it is really hard to refer to shoes - when I wrote two shoes - it sounds like a single pair !!!!! WHAT EVER!!!!

    Anyway - I have been running in Brooks ravenna's and Nike Pegasus. I usually favor the Nike's (I have been using these for over 10 years - not the same pair ;-) ) - My Nike's are wearing out and need a new pair - so I will also be sending them off to the resting ground . . . . taking them to work for lunch walks - or using them for yard work.

    Nothing feels as good as new running shoes . . . well somethings do - But I do love new running shoes.

    Can you tell I am really tired - my writing is wacky - my husband and I slept over night at our church last evening. Our church is involved with a homeless program and we host families for a week at a time - which requires a church member to stay over night. Now I have been drinking toooooo much coffee to go back to sleep.

  12. I absolutely love this letter to your shoes. I wrote a letter very similar to the wind one day after a miserable 7 or so mile run.

    I'm new to your blog but this post was definitely a good start :)

    How are the new shoes treating you?

  13. What a well written letter - the shoes have treated you well and it can be such a sad thing to move on!
    1000+ miles though is sure one heck of a ride :)

  14. 1000 miles! Holy moly, I'm lucky if I get 500!