I stopped by my favorite local running store today to pick up new shoes.  I was fitted in Asics before my first marathon, and I’ve worn them ever since.  My last several pairs have been gray or black, so I may be disappointed with how quickly these get dirty; and how big they make my size 9.5 feet look.  For now, I think they are beautiful!

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Asics GT 2000

I ordered new Pro Compression pink marathon socks today since the running store doesn’t carry them.  I loved wearing my hubby’s after my long run on Saturday and decided that I definitely need a pair of my own, that actually fit!

I had planned to pick up the Wrightsock Anti-Blister Double Layer Running II Quarter Socks that I’ve worn for 15 years, but they didn’t have my size.  I love these socks because the two thin layers of fabric rub against each other instead of the sock against your skin, and they really are blister free!

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Wright Friction Free Socks

After my first marathon I had a couple of blisters on my toes; and after the JFK 50-Miler, I had a blood blister the size of Rhode Island on the bottom of my foot.  The following spring at the Boston Marathon Expo, I saw the Wrights socks for the first time and bought them.  The next morning when I started to put them on before the race, my husband questioned if it was a good idea to wear something I’d never experimented with on a long run.  He had an excellent point, but my comeback was that it couldn’t be any worse than the blisters I’d gotten at my two previous races.  I wore them, and haven’t had a blister since!

After a winter of practically no snow, we had a late season snow this morning.  I took this photo of these jonquils at one of my client’s houses.  They must be as confused as the robins in my back yard are!

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All I can say is, “Remember these trees, because you will be seeing them again soon!”  They are in the front yard of a house that I drive by once a week on my way to a client’s house (I used to train the owner of these trees as well).  In less than a month, they will be exploding with gorgeous pink blooms!

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Tonight is the grand-finale of The Biggest Loser.  Who’s watching?  Tomorrow I will write about it, and tell you my thoughts on the show.  Most people seem to either love it or hate it.

  • Questions:
  • What shoes do you love to run in?
  • Do you have any great tips on running socks?
  • Will you watch The Biggest Loser tonight?
Happy Running! ~ Deb