“It all began with a shoe on the wall. A shoe on the wall shouldn’t be there at all.” -Dr. Seuss
One shoe, two shoe, old shoe, new shoe. I haven’t tried every shoe on the market, but I’ve gone though my fair share, and I’m currently running in the Newton Distance running shoes. (Pictured above: Fig.1) I don’t want to sound naive in saying that Newtons are the “best” shoe out there, but I will say that the Newton Distance are the best I’ve found. And I bet that if you find yourself in a pair, you’ll agree. You may or may not be familiar with Newton, but in the triathlon world they are widely accepted, dare I say preferred. Newton is know by most do to World Champion Triathlete, Craig Alexander. Craig crushed the Ironman World Championships this year in a record time of 8:03:56, cruising home with a 2:44:03 marathon sporting the Newton Distance S. Recognized by their flashy, bright colors and lugs on the underside of the forefoot, Newton promotes NATURAL RUNNING. To further educate yourself on natural running, read the book Natural Running: The Simple Path to Stronger, Healthier Running by Danny Abshire.
I just received a FREE pair of Newton running shoes from KompetitiveEdge, for winning the 2011 Gobble Wobble held on Thanksgiving Day at Clement Park in Littleton. “Birds of a feather flock together.” There were some odd ducks at the Gobble Wobble this year. Myself being one of those angry birds. Like a cock fight, the cage opened at 8:30 and we all took flight. I made my way to the lead gaggle, gauging the hens in the coop. After a few minutes I began to see the fowl gather. The most “COMIC” of them all was the peacock with neon knockoff Frogskins which matched his getup. “Comic. Real comic.” I believe he placed second. The thing with peacocks, the look pretty, but they pose no threat. If I’m not mistaken, I think he received a pair of awesome Oakley Jawbones for his valiant effort. Don’t get your feathers ruffled. -You’re welcome.
Today wasn’t about who won and who didn’t. In all honesty I didn’t even feel like racing today. Rather, today was about Thanksgiving, and giving back. The proceeds from the 2011 Gobble Wobble benefit the Professionals Miracles Foundation, which provides assistance to Denver Metro area children and families to help improve the lives of children diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, faced with a lifetime medical condition or are involved in tragic accidents. I’m THANKFUL for my health. I’m THANKFUL I was able to participate today. I’m THANKFUL I was able to help give back.
I’ll see you at the next Gobble Wobble.