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A guy finding out if life really does begin at 50.

Friday, October 30, 2009

1223 Vs 858

So I picked up a pair of New Balance 1223 to replace my 2 year old 858 at the New Balance Outlet store in Lawrence, MA. In the store I had a new 858 on one foot and the 1223 on the other and liked the 1223's better (they were the same price). So when I got home I was surprised when I ran that the 1223s sort of jarred me way more than I remember the 858s did. So next day I ran in my old 858s and sure enough THEY JARRED ME more than the 1223s! WHAT!

So I'm now running in the 1223s. Moral of the story: Don't take 4 days off from running before buying shoes!
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fall of a Different Color

New Hampshire
Spent a 4 day weekend with Gail and John in New Hampshire. I've known John for 15+ years through work. He's been telling me about his passive solar house, pellet furnace, and Maple syrup making for a couple years now so I wrangled an invite and flew up to check it out.

All I can say is New Hampshire and it's people are SWEET! Especially John and Gail. They were wonderful host and hostess. They went out of their way to make sure I had a great weekend. I hope to return the favor soon. Enjoy the pictures and comments!