Today Track Shack had a nice sale on shoes, clothing, and socks. Socks?? You may wonder and frankly, me too, but a very nice pair of running socks are supposed to change your world. Today, I bought a pair because of a blister turned callous on my foot. Mostly this blister came about because of running in the foothills in Fort Collins — sigh, that was nice. I’ll try to remember to post about the socks after a few runs.
However, the most significant thing I bought was something I have been thinking about for a while and it wasn’t expensive. Ever since I completed my first marathon I have thought about buying one of the “26.2” stickers you put on your car. Well…I didn’t want to do it. I didn’t want to be bragging that I ran the whole thing, and well… I did run it all. Sure, those last 5 miles were slow, but I was still in some type of jogging motion – at least this is what I tell myself. Anyway, the kids were with me and they pointed it out, it was only $1. They suggested I should buy it. So, you see, it was there fault really, not mine at all. Wanting to be nice to them, I said, “Sure, let’s get it.” Then I saw an even better one, the magnetic option, more expensive, $4. Thinking about it, I realized the magnetic option wouldn’t make JR mad about putting a sticker on the van and I could take it with me when we move to Hungary. Definitely, the magnetic option won out. Now, on the back of my van, a “26.2” magnetic decal is proudly displayed. I have to tell you, the whole way home I was all smiles inside. In fact, I’m happy about it right now. Amazing how such a small thing can make me smile. Inside, when I think about it, I feel like Eddie looks when he gets a new lego set.