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Promise not to tell Mr Cheeky? 😈

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile

Don’t get me wrong, he loves how I’ve embraced running and he’s proud of me for how far I’ve come and how tenacious I am. He knew how much I disliked it!

But he might not be thrilled to hear that I’ve just taken delivery of a brand new pair of beauties. 😍 So? Well, I’d only just taken delivery of a similar item 2 weeks ago. đŸ˜¶

I’m talking trail shoes here. Lots of my running is on trails, even more so recently, and my lovely trusty Asics (top left) must surely have seen better days - although to be fair they’ve just taken me on my Metric HM this morning with no problems whatsoever. They’re 2 years old and lots of my long run training has been done in them - so they must need retiring, right?

I ordered a pair of Brooks Pure Grit 5’s (top right) but they’re really hot, even walking. I thought I’d save them for winter trails, and did what any bonkers middle aged runner would do and ordered a pair of Brooks Cascadia 14’s (on recommendation from a friend). They were on sale too. 👏👏

And so here they are. 😍 I can’t wait to run in them, but my legs would fall off if I went out again this morning.

Mr Cheeky might not even notice .... đŸ€ž 😅😈

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AlMorr
AlMorr10 Miles

Good shoes for you, I am sure Mr Cheeky won't mind, good run for both of us this morning, I ran EXACTLY 13K this morning, not a metric HM as part of UNM's quest to run just over 16K or 10 miles by the end of the month, I enjoyed that 13K as much as you enjoyed your 13.1K.đŸ˜ŠđŸƒđŸŸđŸ‘

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to AlMorr

Well done Al! I don’t know whether you have humid weather up there too, but it certainly is here. A lovely run though, and what a lovely surprise to return home to my new trainers! 😍

AlMorr
AlMorr10 Miles in reply to cheekychipmunks

I began my run at 7.10am shortly after light rain ☔ had just gone off, the temperature was 12C/54F and the humidity was 97%, all I was wearing was my running cap, T Shirt, shorts and of course my still blue running shoes, I avoided the wooded muddy part of the route and instead ran a few more laps around the houses that all the occupants have at least two cars, some have three, also in that area I have seen a few runners come out of their homes.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to AlMorr

We began running at almost exactly the same time Al! Mine was on a towpath, with no puddles this week to speak of. It was grey and about 14 degrees, but the humidity made it feel warmer - I do tend to “run hot” though. đŸƒâ€â™€ïž

Couchpotato2
Couchpotato210 Miles in reply to AlMorr

Well done Al!!

AlMorr
AlMorr10 Miles in reply to Couchpotato2

👍

Ooh Cheeky!! .....very nice!! đŸ€©đŸ€© I like the self-talk too...”They’re 2 years old and lots of my long run training has been done in them - so they must need retiring, right?” Sooooo...let’s just say ‘yes’! 😂😂!

Enjoy!! ❀

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to Fabulous450

Thank you Fab! I think I need to hear people say my sneaky purchase was justifiable! I look upon them as an investment in my hard working running legs! đŸƒâ€â™€ïžđŸƒâ€â™€ïžđŸƒâ€â™€ïžđŸƒâ€â™€ïž

And rightfully so!! đŸ’ȘđŸœđŸ˜‚â€ïž

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to Fabulous450

One these forums tend to do Fabulous450, is turn us into trainer snobs though! None of this fashion malarkey for us runners eh?

Very true!! đŸ€­đŸ€« We know exactly what trainers are for!! đŸ˜‚â€ïž

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to Fabulous450

đŸƒâ€â™€ïžđŸƒâ€â™€ïžđŸƒâ€â™€ïžđŸƒâ€â™€ïžđŸƒâ€â™€ïžđŸƒâ€â™€ïž, not poncing around! 😂

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon

Years ago I decided that the path to happiness lay in never looking too closely at our current account ! I am really good at not noticing what I am not supposed to notice; it will be fine 🙂

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to Beachcomber66

Yes, what sage advice BC! Thank you. 😀 I don’t like buying clothes for myself (except running gear - obviously) so I save money in other ways! 😇

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

Mrs BC drags me out to our friendly gent’s outfitter once a year to (almost) balance the books ! Off to the barber tomorrow for an estimate. 👍

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to Beachcomber66

Is it your first barber visit since lockdown BC? Are you sporting long locks? 😅

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

Well I did try to give myself a trim, and only succeeded in shaving a chunk of hair out right down to the scalp ! I had carefully fitted the longest cutting head, but managed to use the trimmer upside down 🙃Mrs BC took over, so it isn’t too bad, but it definitely needs sorting out.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to Beachcomber66

Ahhhh ..... it’s often the way, DIY hair do’s don’t usually end well! 😳

"What, these old things?" 😉

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to grumpyoldgirl

Hahaha, yes I’ve used that before GOG! đŸ€Ł

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Half Marathon

Ooh, good for you Cheeky! I’m sure Mr Cheeky won’t notice 😂

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to Sandie1961

He can see them after their first run, when they aren’t so sparkly and new looking Sandie1961! đŸ€Ł

Dexy5
Dexy5HUHM v5K

I’m sure Mr Cheeky wouldn’t even notice except that you’ll be so excited that you won’t be able to not show your family members your new shoes. Just think how much money you are saving Mr C by running instead of wandering around the shops at Cribbs Causeway!

Love them. When I bought my first pair of Brooks it never occurred to me that I would wear them out and they would need replacing each year. Ignorance is bliss.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to Dexy5

You’re so right Dexy5. I could be into expensive high heels or posh frocks. No, not me. So yes, I’m saving a packet! 💰

I’m not sure the rest of the family will share my enthusiasm about a “mere pair of trainers” though. 🙄 I think they’re beautiful! 😍😍😍

Dexy5
Dexy5HUHM v5K in reply to cheekychipmunks

And so do I đŸ˜đŸ„°

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to Dexy5

Thank you! 😍😍😍

Irishprincess
IrishprincessHalf Marathon

ooh lovely shoes 😍

We won’t say a word Munks, your secret is safe with us 🙊

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to Irishprincess

Thanks IP, I knew I could trust my VRBs. đŸ„°

Cantstopmenow
CantstopmenowVirtual HM

Love the colours. I completely agree that you need 3 pairs. In fact, I think you've gone above and beyond the call of duty in waiting 2 years.

I am considering buying new ones after only 15 months. (They are in the sale too). 😊

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to Cantstopmenow

These, of course, don’t take into account my 3 pairs of road running trainers too!😈

You know what you need to do don’t you Cantstopmenow? đŸ€Ł

Cantstopmenow
CantstopmenowVirtual HM in reply to cheekychipmunks

I'll take it seriously. I've got some catching up up do! 😁🏩

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to Cantstopmenow

đŸ€ŁđŸ˜…

HeavyFoot
HeavyFootHalf Marathon

Try the “what this old thing? I’ve had it for years” technique. I fall for it every time.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to HeavyFoot

Yes I’ll no doubt be wheeling out that old chestnut HF! 😅

Wow, long runs. Calls for the right shoes me thinks 😁

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to BaddieThePirate

Absolutely Baddie. Can’t be too careful can we? 😀

JonathanP
JonathanP10 Miles

Well they say that good things come in threes Cheeky!😋

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to JonathanP

There you go Jonathan, it would have been wrong to have only owned 2 pairs (plus I also have 3 pairs of road shoes too! 😅)

Oooh! Luvverly shoes cheeky, never, ever pass up a sale. 😊

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to lexi6

That’s what I thought too Lexi. I was saving money by buying them! đŸ€Ł

SlowLoris
SlowLorisMarathon

It’s easy to become the Imelda Marcos of running.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to SlowLoris

Hahaha yes it is rather, SL! 😅

Julietfred
Julietfred10 Miles

You tempted me; I had a look; I succombed..... Well, they were on offer, as you say and l love my Cascadia 13 trail shoes. Just don't tell my husband 😉

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to Julietfred

Ahh fantastic JF! Which colour did you choose? They’re so comfy aren’t they - although I’ve yet to run in mine. đŸƒâ€â™€ïžđŸƒâ€â™€ïžđŸƒâ€â™€ïž

Julietfred
Julietfred10 Miles in reply to cheekychipmunks

Black /hollyhock/pink. I took it as a good omen / meant to be (mine) as I am trying to grow some hollyhocks from seed - for next year 😁

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to Julietfred

Ooo same as mine! They’re lovely aren’t they? 😍😍 Definitely meant to be for you, so it would have been rude not to buy them! You did the right thing! 😅

Julietfred
Julietfred10 Miles in reply to cheekychipmunks

😅

Lovely new shoes! I like to baffle Mr Slinky with similar styles in similar colours so that he can't tell... Also, if any kind of justification is required, all kinds of footwear are actually an 'investment'! 😁

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to Slinkymalinki

I’m pretty sure Mr Cheeky has no idea how many pairs I have, but he knows which ones are new due to their sparkling nature! 😅

You’re right though, legs and feet are definitely an investment. 😀

Run46
Run46HUHM v10Mile in reply to cheekychipmunks

Best take them out for a muddy 1st run then quick smart...not that I'm encouraging you to be dishonest 😳😆

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to Run46

I think I’ll wear them at the weekend and find some slightly dusty patches of trail to dull them down a bit! That should be adequate! 😈😅

Run46
Run46HUHM v10Mile in reply to cheekychipmunks

You've got to...it's for the good of your health đŸƒâ€â™€ïžđŸ˜…

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to Run46

It’s a win-win basically! 😀

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon

I had Cascadia 8’s and absolutely loved them They lasted beyond all expectation. I wore them to death.

Tried in a new pair but they’d narrowed off đŸ€š

Enjoy your new shoes đŸ˜ƒđŸ‘đŸƒâ€â™€ïžđŸƒâ€â™€ïžđŸƒâ€â™€ïžđŸƒâ€â™€ïžđŸƒâ€â™€ïž

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to misswobble

Ahh yes. I was reading the reviews of the various Cascadias, misswobble, and they were narrower for a few models. Apparently the 14’s are wider again - must be, because I have pretty wide feet and they feel perfect.

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

Oh that’s worth knowing. Ta 👍. I’ve not got wide feet, just the toe box area

I got a Mizuno Hyate 3 which are fab on mud. No rock plate so I got a cheapo sale bargain Saucony Peregrine as my trail is really stony

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to misswobble

Always good to take advantage of the sales. In fact I was thrilled to bits with the price of my Cascadias. 💰😀

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

I hope they’re still made of the same material as they just shrugged off muck 😃

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to misswobble

I hope so too, because my Asics dealt with mud admirably, and it just fell off!

Run46
Run46HUHM v10Mile

Lol, you naughty girl 😂, whoever thought it would be running shoes you'd be sneaking passed your hubby! đŸ˜đŸƒâ€â™€ïž

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to Run46

It used to be horse gear. Wayyyy worse than running shoes Run46! Poor hubby just rolls his eyes at my pastimes! 😅

Run46
Run46HUHM v10Mile in reply to cheekychipmunks

He's a keeper 😊

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to Run46

I’ve known him for 40 years next January and we’ve been married for 32 years! He knows my ways! đŸ˜…đŸ„°

Buddy34
Buddy34Half Marathon

You can never have too many pairs of running shoes and i can't say anything as a few weeks ago I bought myself another pair of Nike vomero 14 because I love running in them so much then someone sent me a link with even more money off them and bought another pair. The way I look at it we won't need any new shoes for a while , or will we đŸ€ŁđŸ€Ł

Happy running cheekychipmunks

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to Buddy34

You’re right there Buddy34! Spend the money now, and no need to spend it in the future (hmmm - not sure it works that way, but that’s the theory isn’t it?!) 😅

Plus a sale is a sale. Rude not to take advantage I think. 💰 đŸƒâ€â™€ïžđŸ˜€

skysue16
skysue1610 Miles

I have some Asics trail shoes just like yours - mine have several holes now!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to skysue16

So comfy aren’t they SS? Mine have served me well, but now they can have a quieter dog walking retirement!

skysue16
skysue1610 Miles in reply to cheekychipmunks

My first ever pair of properly fitted running shoes were ASICS and I still use them for dog walks. Haven’t tried any other brands. Are your new Brooks good?

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to skysue16

I love my Asics Sue, and I’m not sure if they really needed changing - but they’ve had 2 hard years so I’m sure they must! I haven’t actually run in the new Brooks yet. I did (Not) PR this morning but the route I use is just very short grass, trail shoes not required.

The Cascadias will go for a jaunt next week and I can’t wait! đŸƒâ€â™€ïžđŸƒâ€â™€ïžđŸƒâ€â™€ïž

TailChaser
TailChaserHUHM v10Mile

Oh lovely cheeky! It’s got to be done and two years is a long time to keep them going.

My trail shoes are really hot too and I’m thinking I may have to change them as well but I’m in the same position as you because I’ve just had to buy some new Ghost 12s and I need some new walking boots. Katnap has more than me anyway, so he can’t complain!!

At the end of the day, we can never have tooo many shoes!!

Hope you enjoy as many runs as you can in them 😍

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to TailChaser

Maybe you could be like me (😈) and pick up a pair of new trail shoes on sale, and keep your hot ones for the winter TC? Personally I can’t abide hot feet so it had to be done!

I’m sure Katnap would understand?! 😅

TailChaser
TailChaserHUHM v10Mile in reply to cheekychipmunks

đŸ€Ł I have complained in the past that they felt like I was wearing duvets on each feet! And I could do with them being a little more waterproof...oh no, what have you done! I'm going to have to look now đŸ€Ł

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to TailChaser

**Sorry Katnap**! đŸ€ŁđŸ€ŁđŸ€ŁđŸ€Ł

Couchpotato2
Couchpotato210 Miles

If you need a new pair of trail shoes... try Hoka speedgoat. I’m a new convert

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to Couchpotato2

Noooo don’t CP2! I’m now in possession of 3 pairs of trail shoes and 3 pairs of road shoes. đŸƒâ€â™€ïžđŸ˜…

Couchpotato2
Couchpotato210 Miles in reply to cheekychipmunks

There are seven days in the week

Couchpotato2
Couchpotato210 Miles in reply to Couchpotato2

Oh wait! Maybe you don’t need a new pair every day

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to Couchpotato2

đŸ€ŁđŸ€Ł

Maddee_6333
Maddee_6333Half Marathon

Very pretty 😍

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to Maddee_6333

Thanks Maddee, they’ll be getting their first outing on Wednesday. 😀

I had to join to reply, ooo they look fantastic, sure Mr Cheeky might not notice just pop them in with the others and he’ll think they were always there

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to WillowandSola

Your idea is working W&S, they’ve been here a few days now, and so far he hasn’t even noticed! 😅

Maddee_6333
Maddee_6333Half Marathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

đŸ€ŁđŸ€ŁđŸ€Ł

ooo goody lol

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