For my birthday the wife is buying me a new pair of running shoes. I get to go to the bay area to Road Runner Sports to get fitted and get the shoes. I love going to that store, it is quite a nice experience and they have a lot of cool stuff. Unfortunately, here in California's Central Valley there is no place like the store and, although I have to drive 2 1/2 hours to get to Road Runner, it will be fun. The hardest part about the store is that they have too much stuff and I could easily spend my entire paycheck there and then some.
I'm looking forward to the new shoes and I am hoping they work well for my 15 mile run this Sunday as well as the upcoming San Jose Half Marathon in 15 days. I figure with the mileage I am putting on these shoes they should be able to hold up for San Jose and at least through the Fresno Half Marathon, but I may need to replace them before the California International Marathon in December. In any event, I can't wait to run in a properly fitted pair of shoes.