I got my shoes. My sweet Asics Gel-Nimbus VII's.
(I love you, Asics. Love you. * blows kiss *)
They are so fabulous I can't even do them justice. So they're pretty much the exact style of shoe I wore while training for and running the marathon in October, only this time - they're purple. Whoa. And new. And clean. And smell like new shoe. And they're going to stay in the box until April 21.
Point is, I need some fresh, sturdy shoes for my May 21 half marathon. But not too fresh. They need some breaking in, which is where April 21 comes in. That gives me a good month to get some wear and tear in them. In the meantime I'm using up the last leg of my current Asics, which I hold quite near and dear to my heart: my sweet marathon shoes. Sigh.
So all of this means I officially began training for the half marathon. Twelve weeks of it to be exact. Sweet Hal posts fantastic training schedules on his website, and they haven't failed me yet. I spent 18 weeks training for the Chicago Marathon, and it was the best 18 weeks I could've had.
So, cheers to you, Hal. This one's on you.