Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Ask The King Of Cool

Good Morning Sweets,

I am just starting to stir after taking one Advil PM last night before bed. Man, those things can put a girl down! Anyways, I missed breakfast with HM and by the time I finally got out of bed, he had eaten, enjoyed a few cups of coffee already and had even called Amazon to check on my return. Nice guy right?

My return to Amazon:
A couple of weeks ago, HM gave me a $100 gift card to Amazon. Nice guy right? This was right after our trip to Middle 'O Nowhere, Iowa.

Middle 'O Nowhere, Iowa
During that trip, HM went on a run with me in his Vibrams. Although it is unlikely that I will ever buy into the barefoot running idea (save your hate mail people), I did appreciate how little room the Vibrams took up in his suitcase. I decided to use my gift card to purchase my own pair...............for traveling and short runs only (especially in beachy settings, which Iowa is NOT).

I will see you at Christmas Dominican Republic!
When my Vibrams finally arrived I rushed to slip them on and sneak in a track workout (another way I rationalized the purchase). To my dismay, they were slightly big. I have a tendency to buy all clothing a size bigger than I actually wear - I ordered the 39 because my foot measured between the 38 and a 39. However, the sizing issue was second to the fact that the Vibrams made me look like a Sasquatch plowing my way through the Siberian plains. Not cute - here is a stock photo of what I ordered:
How my feet could look so wide yet the shoes took up so little room in a suitcase did not make sense using my maths. Anyways, they have been returned and I have my sights set on something new. I usually wear Asics 2150's:
But then I saw these babies:
What? Racing flats? Shoes that I would wear only during races? Am I cool enough for that? Although I have improved my running pace enough to move from "beginner", I am not quite at a level where Chariots of Fire play over the loud speakers when I cross the finish line......but on the other hand....they are super cute.......I decided I need to ask the King Of Cool:
"That's Mr. King of Cool to you plebeian!"
He was so great about it. Buckley explained that I am considered a competitive runner. I just compete against my best times not other runners. He assured me that I was cool enough to order these racing flats and furthermore, the laces looked delicious and he couldn't wait to taste them in person.............

I will keep you sweets informed of any new developments in this riveting shoe saga. In the meantime sweets,

Do you ever battle with feeling like you are not a REAL runner or TRUE athlete? How do you banish those thoughts?


  1. I have a pair of lightweight trainers I've worn for a few training runs and one half marathon (pr'd). I do want to try them for longer distances to see if I could wear them for a marathon. My thought was to do most of my training in my regular shoes so that when I switch to the lightweight ones for races I'd FLY :)

  2. Gorgeous girl....YOU HAVE TO COME on Saturday, we will be best friends:) You are MORE THAN COOL ENOUGH FOR RACING FLATS!! If you are out there running you are AN ATHLETE!!!! I love those Asics too! You are going to the DR for Christmas....LUCKY!!!!! Have a great day gorgeous girl!

  3. Hi, new to your blog... love the header, it's so cute! congrats on returning to amazon, and the pink flats look so cute! And I always feel like I'm not a real runner. I'm pretty new to running and lately haven't been doing a good job at it cuz of the heat. Sigh.

  4. Oh what a fun blog! Glad to find you.

    You are as much of a runner as everyone else, never doubt yourself as an athlete!

    I LOVE my neon yellow saucony racing flats, they're perfect for a 5k or 10k. They're so fun that I've even worn them around town a couple times :) They're the same style as the ones you showed, just a different color.

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