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And so it begins…

I’ve waited for this day, dreamed of this day, ached for this day. And yet, when it finally arrived, my belly was all full of nerves, my heart was shaking, my legs quaking. The reason: A run; my first in 7 months! Heading out. Prior to lacing up my sneakers last night, I had visions of tripping on the pavement like I did the night I first learned of Little Ring in my belly, or of my hip popping out, like it did so many times pre-pregnancy, or of getting a tweak in my knee, or cracking my ankle bones with the kicking of my feet. Not surprising really. With my running past being so injury laden, it was hard not to worry about what may be. But then, I got out there. And oh man, the moment my sneakers hit the pavement, the moment I felt the beat of …

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Out with the old…

You can’t be loyal forever, not when it comes to shoes. For close to three years my feet have been laced up in the white and neon green Mizuno Wave Inspire 6 shoes, a beautiful shoe, perfectly structured to fit my foot like Cinderella’s glass slipper fit hers. We spent hours traveling the roads together, sharing our wind-swept journeys, loving one another. We ran Portland, the Oregon Coast, Toronto, Santa Rosa, San Francisco, and all over Vancouver and the Valley. And I was loyal, so loyal. I wouldn’t dare look at another shoe. She was my one and only; there was no thinking of others. We shared laughter. We shared tears. We shared love. But our love, so strong I would buy three pairs in one purchase, was not enough for Mizuno to sustain the shoe. Mizuno moved on from its Wave Inspire 6s, trading them in for a much …

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