Saturday, February 27, 2010

open letter to my Newtons


I think this might just be love at first run. I mean, look at you with your Action/Reaction technology and your lime green laces, you're irresistible.
I can't take my eyes off of you. Tempting me with your slipper-like uppers and lightweight design. Running with you is like running on pillows. I know I'm supposed to break you in slowly, but how am I supposed to do that when you make it so easy to run faster and longer. I need my fix. I crave speed. And you deliver.

Our first date was so memorable. You, me and the treadmill. That mile was bliss. But, then I heard that you were a much better performer outdoors. (No, it couldn't be.) I needed to see for myself. So, I took you out for a loop around the neighborhood. And you did not fail to impress. I know you told me to run slowly, but I'm not even sure how that would be possible. You propelled me forward. I never even looked at my watch. I just ran comfortably, singing along with my iPod. We finished that first mile in 8:08. And when we turned around to head home, I considered walking. But I just couldn't. So we jogged the quarter mile home. I tried my best to go slowly. But all I could drop back to was an 8:33. What have you done to me?

Forever yours,
Tonia

P.S. - Please don't turn on me like I've heard you can do. I promise I'll treat you right ...

18 comments:

ajh said...

:) Love your writing.

Libby said...

I hope they stay nice to you!

Jenn said...

Ha ha!!

Robyn said...

I love open letters! I hope the sneaks are good to you :)

Momma Twitch said...

LOL! I want some!!

Zoƫ said...

Oh, totally! It's completely insane how much I love my Newtons...so I'm glad yours are working out too! :D

Jill said...

Those shoes look AWESOME! I just got my new brooks and can't wait to run in them. I wanted to put them on today just to wear them...is that wierd? I don't think so...I am just so excited. Love new shoes.

Thanks for the Honest Scrap Award...I will do it in the next few days. You are the first one to send me something like that...THANK YOU. I feel the LOVE.

Have a fun weekend.

HEATHER @ runfastermommy! said...

haha! Awesome! I hope you love the Newtons and they treat you well!

Brandi said...

Too funny! I'm so in love with my brooks this letter says it all!

RunHapi13 said...

That is exactly how I felt when I got mine! Saving for a new pair to start with in June because I wore mine slam out! Be smart about distance as it is just like a new piece of exercise equipment. Be patient and they will treat you right! xoxox to you and the Newtons!

Meg said...

I think I have a "girl crush" on your Newton's.

daily mom said...

is it bad that i have an obsession with running shoes? you are really making me want to go online right now...and order them. love your letter!

fitinthecity said...

HAHA! Love the post :)

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

too funny! I keep looking at them, but hearing differnt things from love to ehh the knobs are uncomfortable

X-Country2 said...

mmmmm, shoe porn.

Kim said...

Jealous! Want!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

With such a sweet love letter to your Newtons how could they do anything but love you back!

Enjoy the new romance!

coreyanne_A said...

I love my Newtons too! I had to break down and get a pair for trail running because I'm in England for a year and my regular Newtons were letting in too much mud and muck considering all the fields I run through! I am 18 weeks pregnant right now and still going strong - about 20 miles a week but only in three runs - because I can't run when my husband isn't home, and he leaves in the morning when it's still dark :( (ahhhh England!) and gets home when it's dark. So I hire a babysitter to watch the kids one day - I have 5 kids 8 and under and homeschool, so there's never a way to take them with me like you do :) (and they don't make strollers for five!!) :)