Friday, January 21, 2011

Just New Shoes

Out with the old -

In with the new -

Told ya they were pretty.

I was so excited for the UPS guy to show up today. I felt like a kid on Christmas morning.  When I finally got my box and opened it, something hit me.  These are more than just new shoes for me.  They are proof that I have worked at this, and worked HARD at it.  Proof that I am a runner. In a matter of 3 months, I have achieved a goal that seemed so far beyond me.  Being "a runner" to me seemed like something that I would probably be able to do, though not this quickly.  And it sure as heck didn't seem like something I would come to love as much as I do.   The decision I made on October 19th to start becoming a runner was the best thing I have ever done for myself.  It has given me the ability to believe in me.  I have more pride and confidence in myself than I ever thought possible.  And the best thing about it - I want more. So I when I looked at those shoes on my feet for the first time, I cried.  I cried because they are just new shoes, but also because they are so much more than just new shoes.


  1. You go girl! I am so incredibly proud of you! You are doing an amazing job and you're right--YOU ARE A RUNNER!

  2. I love them! You are such an inspiration, you runner you!!

  3. This made me cry.. I know exactly how you feel! I was cleaning out my closet awhile ago and found my sneakers that I started running in and the pair I ran my first 5K in and I refuse to ever get rid of them.

    Way to go! :)