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!


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!


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!


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!


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?