Monday, August 3, 2009

first pair of donated shoes...

My friend Julie, a single mom and a runner, donated the first pair of shoes to my shoe drive. They have only been worn a few times, but they were giving her blisters so she got a new pair. She intended to sell them on e-bay, but instead decided to donate them to the drive. Thanks Julie!

I've been receiving many emails requesting to send shoes, and not just one pair, multiple pairs. I was super amped when a Mizuno Representative sent me an email asking to send multiple pairs of shoes. How amazing is that?


And in even MORE news, since starting this post a week ago, I have received two more pairs of shoes!

This pair from Ashley at Journey to a Better Me

And this brand spanking new pair from Annette at Running Again

Your contributions are wonderful, and I leave you with a picture of the pile of shoes I have so far between Ed and I and the other blogger shoes. This is exciting. Those red Mizunos were my FAVORITE pair of shoes EVER. I don't know what it was about them, but I loved them like no other... weird how we can do something like fall in love with a pair of shoes...
I know I'm killing this, but they say in that crazy world of advertising, you have to be repetitive to get your point across. So if you would like to donate your old running shoes, just send me an email at fairweatherrunner@gmail.com.

In other news, I wanna say HEYyyO to new followers, it's like feast or famine on my blog, no new followers for weeks and weeks, then all of the sudden BAM lots of new peeps. So my shout out to John, Heather, Katie, Annette, Kelly's Runner, Irish Cream, T., Rich, Run to Namaste and Mrs. CJ!

And Katie this is for you, NO 'H'...EVER, unless it's all spelled out. In that case if you miss the 'H' you go down. So complicated. I miss you too roomie, you have no idea.

And lastly, despite working all day and teaching a pre-session (i.e. teaching every weeknight for two weeks straight, all evening) I am still doing decently on my runs. we'll see if that holds true through next week of course. however, I did 10 miles on sunday, which i'm surprisedI banged out! watch out wichita half... FWR is on her way back!

12 comments:

Louise said...

We all love shoes and no matter how many we own, we still end up buying some more. I’m always looking for new shoes and that aren’t those expensive. Although it is not possible to constantly spend money on new shoes, we can certainly have the right to own shoes that make us feel comfortable but are also easily affordable on any budget. Lately I found all that at Shoehustler

http://www.shoehustler.com

Ashley said...

Aw, my poor old shoes look all raggedy, and here you are making them POSE and try to be cute - ha!

Did you happen to run that trail by Argosy the other day? I've been wanting to try it out.

The Wichita Half....I'm working on it. I would say I'm 90% sure. ;) Can you send me the 411?

D10 said...

I get attached to my sneakers too. I think you are doing such a wonderful thing. Very cool that mizuno wrote to you!

Marlene said...

Nice pile 'o shoes! Keep it up, FWR!

Chad Aaron Sayban said...

It's a very good thing that you are doing with the shoe donations. Keep up the good work!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Great start to the shoe donation!!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Nice pile of shoes!! I am a total slacker.. How much does it cost to mail shoes?? Hubs is a tight wad..

GOOD training run...and fun new followers...

X-Country2 said...

I have one pair coming your way for sure this week. Looks like the start to a great pile!

Annette said...

So fun to see my shoes have made it there! :) What a good pile you've got so far. Keep up the good work! Good luck on your running.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

cool! i just got back from vacation, hopefully will get mine on their way this weekend...

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cami said...

So who are the shoes being donated to? I probably read too quickly through your post. It doesn't really matter, because I have a fairly new pair I want to donate. I'll send you an email. :)