Yesterday I started wearing my newest pair of running shoes, the ones that I used for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Oct. 10.
I'd only had about 350 miles on my previous pair, but recently I felt more aches in my legs and knees after running in them.
I know that manufacturing varies from shoe to shoe and this year my mileage has varied from shoe to shoe -- from about 500 miles with the all-black shoes that I ran the ING Georgia Marathon in at the end of March to 400 miles on its successor.
I usually like to keep two pairs of shoes that I can run in at any given time, so I guess that means I'll have to look around for a new pair.
Also recently rain and cold weather have come this way. Last month I was pretty spoiled as it was warm enough to run in short-sleeved technical T-shirts -- I actually had to go into the closet and bring out the box where they were all packed up.
Soon I imagine I'll have to put them back in the box -- the last few days I've been wearing their long-sleeved counterparts.