Thursday, September 17, 2009

the shoes are piling up.

I've received quite a few boxes in the mail lately, full of shoes, wonderful shoes (and some other stuff thanks to great buddies)!

Here's the booty to date:

*shoes from irish cream (who's running chicago next month. WORD)*

*3:53 marathon shoes from my cousin rachel (now that's a sacrifice, I held onto my marathon pair)*

*shoes from tall mom (she also sent me treats of nuun which i can't wait to try and a sweet card along with some yummy smelling lotion, awesome)*


*shoes from lacy*


*shoes from teacherwoman*

*two pairs (i had lost track and threw in a wrong pair on accident) from x-country 2*

*shoes from cami - these came all the way from germany. cami wrote an entire post just about her shoes traveling, so incredible!*

*and this rouge pair. ed was cleaning up and tired of the shoes, so he took them out of their boxes (the way i was keeping track of which shoes were from whom) and put them all in one big box. so I don't know whose these belonged to. but thank you*


Lastly, I work in radio. I totally plan on capitalizing on this for my little shoe drive. I have received 29 pairs of shoes so far. And I'm closing in on needing to get these sent. So this morning I had a meeting with our sales manager and the host of the top morning radio show in Wichita, and both are totally on board. It will be awesome. I'll know more next Monday after another meeting, we are going to look into teaming up with a local shoe store as well. I. AM. AMPED!!

All this means the shoe drive is being extended, until I reach 100 shoes, but hopefully with the help of my amazing radio co-workers, I will surpass that goal. So all of this means that you can still contribute. HINT HINT.

19 comments:

busyrunningmama said...

Can you email me your address so I can send some shoes??? I think I have 2 or 3 pair!!
You are doing a fantastic job and should be proud that you are helping others!!! Hope I can help too!!
tobi@3rdware.com

RunningLaur said...

Congrats on all of the great work with the shoes - you're having quite a successful drive!!

Marlene said...

So awesome! Look at all those shoes!

RunnuRMark said...

I'm going to get those damn shoes in the mail...really. I mean it this time! Wow, so you're going to be famous and stuff now, huh? So cool...I e-know someone who's doing something that will be on the radio.

X-Country2 said...

Wow, who gave you the ratty shoes with the hole in the top? Oh, wait, that was me! :o)

Just kidding. Thanks for organizing this. You're going to blow that 100 away!

IzzyBubbles said...

You're going to have 2 more pairs of shoes tonight! And a nice little buzz from the giant martinis. Mmm hmmm.

J said...

That is a lot of shoes! Way to go with this shoe drive! I wish i had an extra pair but I usually give them to my mom and then she wears them to walk.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

SO STINKING SMART! Utilize those connections and this shoe drive will BURST!! I wonder if local shoe stores would let you put she recycle boxes in the stores? I have seen that at the local Brooks store. You could make a jazzy sign and promise to remove the box once you get to 100.. Just an IDEA.

You are TOTALLY going on High Five Friday tomorrow...I don't have a radion show (darn it I would be SWEET at it) but I can promote the best I can in my little Bloggy land..

Sweet Baby Jesus it will be done...

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I can't spell clearly, it is all part of my Qwerky (sp?) charm..

Stefan said...

great job with the shoes. in the past week i ended up donating the ones i was going to send to Clothes Helping Kids locally - I just wasn't going to get them sent with all that happened recently.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

comment from stefan was me - son had used my computer and was logged into google. i just figured that out right now..

teacherwoman said...

Wow! Lots of shoes! :)

kristen said...

That's so cool!! I don't remember if I mentined this yet, but my running store has a box for the same purpose. I gave them my shoes a while back - but you got dibs on my next pair :)

Lacy said...

I didn't even think of telling the stories of those shoes!
One pair was my first marathon pair and another took me to the top of Pikes Peak. I'm so glad they can continue their special journey!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

great job on the drive, and i'm so sorry, i have yet to ship mine... i got a little sidetracked lately. sorry, i will soon though.

rUntoNamAste said...

Whoa, I fell off the radar for a while but now you're setting the limit to 100 pairs? Whatever happened to 30? hehe Incredible! What an amazing response you're getting. Just another reason why I love the blog community. Congrats and keep up the AMAZING work!

rachel said...

hey!!! i just got another pair for ya' from an 18 marathon veteran...should i send them to you or wait until october 10?

RunToFinish said...

ok I have some shoes...here's my dilemma I could take them to a store here for free...or spend quite a bit to mail them to you...my hubby tells me we are spending quite a bit to move so I need to stop it. sorry

Britt said...

Hey! I need you to send me your address. I know I have at least 1-2 pairs of shoes I need to get rid of. :) Too bad I just can't leave them in Wichita, Sunday!