These are my current running shoes. They are the 4th pair of Nike Lunerglide’s I’ve had. Joni bought me my first pair for Christmas/Hanukkah 2009 after I raved about how comfortable they were after trying them on one time and reading an amazing review of them in Outside magazine. I seem to go through a pair every 6 months or so. They get too beat up for running and get ‘demoted’ to dog-walking shoes. After another 6-months or so, they get recycled at the sneaker bin at Nike Town.
Anyway, I was finishing up a ~5 mile run on Friday and was waiting to cross the street at the Salmon Street Fountain in Waterfront Park. I made eye contact with an older gentleman sitting on a bench with headphones on. He was probably a transient but looked nice enough and not an angry-looking street kid that I’d want to avoid. He took off his headphones so that he could talk to me:
Guy: Those are really nice shoes.
Me: Thanks, they’re the best running shoes I’ve ever had.
Guy: Can you run a marathon in those shoes?
Me: No, not me. I can’t run that far.
Guy: What about 10 miles? 10 miles is pretty good. Can you run 10 miles in those shoes?
Me: No, not yet. I did about 5. I’d like to get up to 10 miles by the end of the summer.
Guy: Well with those shoes, you should be able to.
Me: I hope so. I’m definitely going to try.
Guy: OK then. Stay safe.
Me: Yeah, you too.