What an amazing four years it has been!
No one thought we'd last this long, right?
However.... over the last four months, things between us have become strained.
I just don't feel....supported. In fact, sometimes, you've really put me through some pain.
And after that 20-miler a couple of weeks ago? Well, let's be honest. You folded under the pressure, and really caused me some bitter aching. You know, a relationship between Runner and Shoe can only work if both are dedicated to making it work! And I'm just going to let you off the hook, because I can see that you are really, really tired. Ready to move on, forge new paths, meet those other fish in the sea.... Anyhow. It's been great. You've seen me through two postpartum workout plans, as well as everything in between. I can't thank you enough, but it is time for me, too, to move on.
All my love (and sweat)
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Dear New 2009 Shoes,
You are full of pizazz and bounce.
I think you are precisely the support system I need.
I can't wait for our date next Saturday.
With admiration (and sweat)