I decided to splurge on a new pair of running shoes today. Mind you, I'm NOT a big exerciser, but force myself to do that 1.5 miles 2-3x a week between May and October. I've never been a big 'go to the gym' girl - I'd MUCH prefer to lounge in a beach chair with a book or magazine - or better yet, take a nap on my towel. But, I'm not as young as I used to be *sigh* so I decided to join the gym at work to maintain my exercise routine (...routine - HA!) year-round. I've had the gym membership since February and how many times have I been? ONCE. I ran a mile on the treadmill and thought I would die. Regardless, I need a pair of sneaks for work and a pair for home....I don't want to be lugging sneaks back and forth....a total hassle. SOOOOOO with only reading on these beauties and without trying them on and never wearing New Balance before, but know it as the brand my Dad always wore for running, I ordered a pair of 805 in white and blue. These get great reviews from people that I'd consider 'real runners' based on their reviews, so do any of you lovely Blog Followers / Readers use these? How do you like / not like?
......And for the new book, I mentioned that after I finished "Stolen Innocence" about Elissa Wall and her FLDS experience, I was going to read Jon Krakauer's "Under the Banner of Heaven" about the murder of a woman and her 15-month old daughter by her brother-in-law because he was told by God to kill them. I know more about Mormons - LDS and FLDS - now than I ever wanted to know. It is an interesting read about these people - but I definitely need some mindless summer books after this one. I'm planning to go back to the posts you lovely Blog Followers / Readers left for me a couple month back. If you've since found some other good reads - please feel free to share!