Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Yeah, so I finally went to Marathon Sports yesterday and got new shoes. I've been wearing my old ones since October and they are just about smooth on the bottoms. I dropped Scott off at his lab in Charlestown, then Bruce and I drove to the one on Boylston. Scott had somehow thought it was warm out, and my brain must have shut down from the cold run that morning, so Bruce was wearing a dinky fleece when we went out. Luckily I had a blanket in the car. But I walked into Marathon Sports looking like a bag lady with a kid wrapped in a huge blanket.
The salespeople were helping two other customers that were obviously taking a very long time. I walked in, announced that I wanted New Balance 767s, size 9, and they gave me a funny look.
Bruce ran from one end of the store to the other while they got my shoes. I tried them on out of habit and chased Bruce once around the store. Then made the purchase. After gift certificates, New England Runner bucks, and the USATF discount, they were $16. Much better than the $89 they were. Totally worth it though.