So, I had been waiting on getting some new running shoes because, well, let’s be honest, the pairs that I wear to run in are exorbitantly expensive. However, even though they are expensive, it is amazing what the difference a *good* pair of running shoes will make with your running. These specifically help with over-pronation and knee pain (another incident where I was an idiot when I was younger and at times am still paying the price!).
Anyway, with this weekend being the Tennessee tax-free weekend, I decided that it was past time for a new pair of kicks! Thus, on Sunday, my Mother and I braved the crowds, the lines, the screaming children and went to the shoe store that carries the types of running shoes I use. For any of you who know me, there are several things that will put me in a fabulous mood (if you can’t sense the sarcasm dripping from that, please let me know). Crowds, lines and screaming children are three things that I just adore!
Anyway, Mom and I go, fighting the crowd in my specific aisle and we get several pairs for me to review (I knew the general type I wanted, but my old shoe has been updated and re-issued, so I couldn’t just buy it and call it a day). I then proceed to test the shoes. Some people say that you can just walk around in running shoes to test how they will work; I wish I was one of those people. I unfortunately need to know how they will feel while running. Thus, I put them on with my dress and proceeded to jog around the store. If your next thought was, how many weird looks did I get, well, let me answer that for you… a ton… the screaming children stopped screaming to point and I had several older ladies shaking their heads at me! However, since most of the people were slightly crazy and frazzled since it was tax-free weekend, I hope that I will be allowed back in the store at a later date (perhaps I should go incognito with a wig and large sunglasses as well?).
Anyway, when all was said and done, it was definitely worth going during tax-free weekend because they were also running a special on the shoes I ended up choosing, so I saved almost $150! Yes, I pretty much almost got a pair of my shoes for FREE! Thus, next year when the insanity that is Tax-Free Weekend rolls around, you will see me braving the crowds, the lines, the screaming children and running around random shoe stores to get the perfect pair of running shoes!
|The sweet look of success!!!|