The Running Shoes That Could

I’ve often wanted to capture what running means to me; how it can parallel to life and goals. Lisa does just that, perfectly, in her post:

The Manitoba Mom Blog

I found my New Balance shoes at a used clothing giveaway at church. In all my favorite colors, they caught my eye. They were nearly new – only a few pebbles in the treads, and a little tear in the mesh of the toe. On the inner soles they read, “Running”. An ambitious claim, I thought, if I were to be the one to take them. I had gotten into a routine of walking regularly, but the pain in my knees had prevented me from running very much, if at all. I used to jog in my teens and early twenties. But there had been two babies, about 25 pounds of weight gain, and over a decade of aging since then. Not to mention, arthritis runs in my family. Three out of four of my immediate family members have had joint replacements.

As I examined the shoes, however, I noticed…

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13 thoughts on “The Running Shoes That Could

  1. Michael B. Fishman October 26, 2021 / 7:04 pm

    I think I lack faith. But I like stories like this, they give me new ways at looking at things and at life and I believe that’s important.

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    • Chel Owens October 26, 2021 / 7:37 pm

      I’m a sucker for stories with faith or ‘coincidence.’ ❤


  2. obbverse October 26, 2021 / 8:41 pm

    Whatever or Whoever works for Lisa is no bad thing.

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  3. petespringerauthor October 27, 2021 / 12:13 am

    Great story! That held my attention the whole way through. I was disgusted by the man making fun of her. Some people stay bullies their entire lives.

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    • Chel Owens October 27, 2021 / 8:59 am

      I found it engaging throughout as well! And I think I would’ve thrown my shoes at the bully… Seriously.

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  4. Denny K October 27, 2021 / 2:58 am

    Nice share. Starting is definitely the hardest part, physically and mentally.

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    • Chel Owens October 27, 2021 / 9:00 am

      I agree! I have grand plans once I’m not pregnant, but it’s all talk right now!


    • Chel Owens October 28, 2021 / 8:52 pm

      I want to run again as well. 🏃‍♂️


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