I’ve been trying to run on a more regular basis as I can’t seem to find the time to get mountain bike rides in. However, there’s been a problem. My knees have been sore. This has never happened before.
I was talking to my sister and brother-in-law recently about trying to run more, and my knees bugging me. She said, “Well, how old are your shoes?”. Um, older than my oldest son…Ya, I guess that’s a problem.
I’m really picky when it comes to buying me anything. I usually pick a price that I wish to pay for something, and if I can’t find it at that price, I don’t get it.
For the last 15 years, I’ve decided I haven’t wanted to pay more that $75 for running shoes. The problem with that is that at some point good quality shoes go up in price along with inflation. I have been able to find shoes around $75, but they haven’t been good running shoes.
Then, along comes Black Friday! I never have shopped during this almost exclusively US shopping frenzy, however today I was at my local mall, and this sports store was advertising Black Friday sales.
Low and behold, they had a $150 pair of actual ‘running shoes’ on sale for $74.99! One penny below my threshold!
If it’s not pissing out tomorrow, I think I’m going on a run during my lunch. My knees may even thank me!