Tennessee

My goal is simple: to run a marathon or ultramarathon in each of the 50 states plus DC by age 40. Here is one of the stories behind this effort.

Hi there, I'm Suzy!

Hi there, I'm Suzy!

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My goal is simple: to run a marathon or ultramarathon in each of the 50 states plus DC by age 40. Here is one of the stories behind this effort.

Country Music Marathon

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Dear Mizunos,
I haven’t been with you for several weeks since I started running with those new Nike Shox. Okay, so they were better looking. Can you blame me for looking in the direction of pretty pastel pink when YOU had not even bothered to change your colors for 2 consecutive models?! And I have to admit I enjoyed the attention of simply having new shoes. After being with the same brand/model through 14 repeated pairs and 3 years of marathon running, the exciting and fresh feeling the Shox gave me was something I haven’t felt in a long time. And yes, we’ve both known for some time that I had planned on taking them to that big fancy race in Nashville…to do the thing that we used to do for 26.2 miles.
Leaving you was the worst decision I have ever made. The comfort and support that you give me is special. I realize now that the inside is much more important than what is on the outside. The shin splints turned acute compartment syndrome benched me 10 weeks into my Country Music Marathon training. Stubborn as always, I decided to take up biking and pool running in an effort to maintain cardiovascular fitness. Against my physical therapist’s wishes, I ran the full 26.2, clocking a miserable 4:18:18. Yes, my Dad and boyfriend were there to share the experience- but you were not.

I never even want to think about sharing my miles with anyone else. It was just a silly fling, honest. I know I don’t deserve you, but please forgive me and take me back. I love you, Mizuno Wave Riders and I cannot imagine life without you.
Yours Forever,
Suzy

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