You can keep your Manolos..

Sure some gals get excited over a new pair of fancy Manolo Blahniks or Jimmy Choos. The Carrie Bradshaws of the world might even spend their rent money on a pretty new pair but me, I get giddy over these:

Really, there is nothing better then a new pair of running shoes is there? (Ok so an all expenses paid trip to Fiji might be better. Maybe)

The truth is my Mizunos might have gotten me through the tail end of my training but I also knew I'd be replacing them in early October anyway so I figured it was better to get these guys now and have fresh shoes to run my 1/2 marathon in.

Sorry Mizunos, you've been replaced. Get thee to the "dog walking only" pile!

On another unrelated note I did some grocery shopping today and made a point to really focus on organic. I'm haunted by Food Inc, what can I say? And yes I paid $5.79 for a carton of organic free-run eggs but I will sleep a little more soundly tonight for having done it.

So tell me, have you made the switch to organic? What products (if any) are an organic must?


  1. Organic eggs are by far worth the investment. If you can get some from a market they're even better. This is a list of the 12 "dirtiest" foods: http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-eating/eat-safe/Dirty-Dozen-Foods

  2. nice shoes! love em!
    i love me a nice pair of any shoes...monolos, flip flops, boots, running shoes, hey, i even like new socks and slippers

  3. I get equally as excited over new Asics! (Speaking of which, I think I'm due a new pair soon....)

    I eat some organic things, but sometimes I just can't justify the extra price.

  4. OMG I thought I was the only one who got pumped when buying new fitness gear! (more so than heels and dresses).
    I feel ya on the organic thing. It does cost more, but I think the long term benefits are worth it (on some items).

  5. I get giddy over new running shoes too! ;) I just started breaking in my new Asics this week in prep for next month's marathon.

  6. Nice kicks! I am sticking with the pair I've got for the next month, but I can't wait to go "shoe shopping" again after the race!

    I have been buying organic produce at the local farmer's market for a steal. I also do organic eggs and milk, always.

  7. What kind our those?? I just brand new Brooks and they look just like those... And I'm in love!! Congrats on the new kicks :)

    I spend more for organic too... Totally worth it to me

  8. I love buying new shoes : ) It definitely makes me more happy than another fancy pair of shoes. I need new ones soon, I'm excited!

  9. I feel the same way... I hate spending more than $30 on regular shoes, but will shell out much, much more for running shoes and I get more excited about them!
    I have switched to organic milk, for sure. I buy organic everything when opportunity and funds permit, and we get our eggs from a farm down the street. And in the summer, our vegetables come from my father-in-law's garden!

  10. I agree -- there's nothing better than a new pair of running shoes! I love going for that first run in a fresh pair -- everything feels so much better. :)

    And though it pains me to drop all that cash on a carton of organic eggs, I think it's worth it. Especially with all that egg recall nightmare.

  11. I just found your blog and love it!! I have the same running shoes too :)