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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Trail Shoe Happy

Remember these?


They have carried my feet up/around Moose Mountain twice, PR'd with me on a 10k, 
and been with me through lake trails/swamps, and more-than-I-can-count morning runs.

Now
I'm not saying I'm leaving them for anyone/thing else, but I guess  I have to confess to two-timing.


I went Christmas shopping and came home with these new beauties:

*happy sigh*

I know you shouldn't base your happiness on material things,
but I can't help but smile when I pass my new Trail shoes.

Light as a feather, pretty awesome colors,
and just calling for me to take them out!

Yeah, I see Happy Trails ahead for me and my new~found partners.

I am finally finalizing my Race Schedule for 2012, 
and YES!
I clicked the submit button on a Half Ironman, an actual real-live Marathon,
and as soon as it opens, a 185km Tour d'Alberta cycle, and a Mountain Marathon.
There's a few more too...which can be found  HERE on my Journey To Tri blog.

Now that I bought my Christmas gift early....

(sorry, had to look at them again;))

...I guess I had better finish up for the others:D

{5 more sleeps my kiddos tell me.....}


32 comments:

heyBJK said...

Great looking new kicks you got there! Good thing you took a photo because I'm sure that's the best they will ever look. :-)

(I'll forgive you this time for being a slacker. I suppose your excuse is valid. LOL)

Anne said...

I hope you enjoy all your trails in those fab new shoes! The next few days will probably fly by. Have a great Christmas week:)
~Anne

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Nothing feels as good as a new pair of running shoes! good luck with all your races in the coming year. I'm working up the nerve to sign up for my first marathon....Yikes! We'll see! :)

Horst in Edmonton said...

Nice Runners.

Slamdunk said...

Whoa, you'll be passing people because they'll be distracted by your cool shoes.

Looking forward to following your competition adventures next year.

TexWisGirl said...

hurray for new shoes! they look great! as do you wearing them, i'm sure!

Homeschool on the Croft said...

Oh dear, am I the only one feeling a bit bad for the 'oldies'...? ;)

Happy running!

ruthy ann said...

hmmm...i'm embarrased my tennis shoes aren't very worn out after a couple of years! :( i need to get on that!

Meg said...

Wow, those are awesome! I don't run (especially not in my current state haha) but I am ENVIOUS of those. Those shoes will take you far next year.

Merry Christmas!

Buttons said...

Wow can you believe some people get that excited with a new car:)?
They are awesome wow looks like they are going to be busy. Way to go. B

Leenie said...

Those Nike's should help you fly down any path you choose. I'm guessing you won't be able to wait five more sleeps to try them out.

Judy said...

Those are beauties...I need to get a new pair of hiking shoes this year. I should have thought about them being a Christmas gift.

Farmchick said...

Beauties for sure. I know you will enjoy them.

Miz.November said...

*whistle* those babies are hot! Dawn, you totally make me want to work out. I started P90X2!! I can manage X2, but I can't even imagine doing the events you do.

Cat said...



Love the header too

Love and Light

sage said...

Cool shoes (is that a good thing in the cold north?)

Deb said...

now those are awesome shoes...can see why you bought them.....

Randy said...

You won't miss those coming at you! I hope their speedy.

Peter said...

By the sounds of it the others were worn out, look like 'Go-fast shoes'

Navigating Northward said...

Very nice - I'm glad you got something for yourself!

spindrift,me said...

These win prizes simply for their colors! Don't comfortable walking shoes just beat all in the happy department?

Out on the prairie said...

Hearing your childrens excitement for the holiday is fun. Happy holidays to you and your family.It has been a lovely year sharing.

Allison said...

Go get em friend!!

Nancy Claeys said...

Snazzy! I hope you win every event! :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Cute shoes! You're running two marathons in 2012?!? Wow!

Changes in the wind said...

Now that there......is a REAL woman. Knows what she wants and goes for it! Love the shoes and hope many get a good look as you pass them by.

Katie @Pinke Post said...

You are inspiring me to at least get a decent pair of shoes and start running...maybe. I need to start with a 5K!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

The difference between worn out and new shoes are a huge difference...Kudos for getting ready for your marathon

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Good shoes are a must no matter what we do in life. In fact I could use a new pair myself.

Aimee said...

Yay for new shoes!! I just got a pair of trail running shoes too! Woohoo!

Pat Tillett said...

Very nice! It's amazing how light they are these days...

Country Mouse Studio said...

All those wonderful days ahead. :O) Have a wonderful Christmas