Pumped up Kicks

I got some new kicks!

But first – thanks for all your comments about my Dad from this post. He is recovering well at home and we are going to celebrate his 69th birthday this coming weekend!

2nd – I don’t know if I am coming or going as Hilary is super sick with the FLU. We just about made it 24 hours before she got sick again. I’ve done more laundry and scrubbed the floors then I’ve done in the last month.

3 rd – It took me until 3pm on yesterday to get the end of my driveway cleared from what the lovely plow put in it on Sunday night. Why? Sick kid, laundry and my lovely neighbour was able to watch the girls in the afternoon while I did both our driveways. She amazing!

4th – Sure looking forward to Sai coming home in a few days…even if it’s a quick visit. Hopefully, the sickness will magically disappear before he gets home (and the laundry too).

To the point of this post:

I got some new running sneakers! They are pretty sweet. My husband picked them up while he was working in PEI (Prince Edward Island). There is this little shop called Hashem’s Variety Store. It’s not your typical running store!

I’ve met him once last year when the girls and I were hanging out in PEI (when there was NO SNOW). I quickly ran in the store because I heard about it and wanted to check it out. I no money for new sneakers and only minutes while the girls were behaving themselves in the car with Sai.

PEI last summer +30c not like today and SNOW MOUNTAINS everywhere!

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island {boardwalk}

I’m dreaming of this weather as we are surrounded by SNOW!

It’s a cute little variety store with foods and ALL KINDS of ASICS running sneakers! Seriously!!!! Shelves upon shelves of Asics!

Last year, I bought my second pair of Ascis and have decided I’m sticking with them (pretty much). I bought the Gel Cumulus 15’s from a great little but mighty store in Halifax (Aerobics First).

And, in with the NEW!

They are currently in rough shape but I can’t get rid of them – I love the colours. Anyway, one must move on or get injured. Oh wait, I’m already injured… ha ha…sorry, had to make cause it helps with being injured. If you can’t laugh then you have to frown…no thanks! 

Since my husband works in PEI and we live in NS (yes, he drives about 5 hours for work every few days/weeks), I thought I’d ask him to pick me up a pair of Gel Cumulus 15’s at Hashem’s.  I like to support little businesses and share the love. Don’t worry A1, I’ll be back.

Instead of one pair, Sai picked up two pairs, plus Hashem through in two pairs of Ascis socks! I’ve heard he takes care of his customers – thanks Hashem! So, if you are ever in PEI – look up the store, it’s on the corner. I’ve also heard you can order them over the phone and have them mailed to you!

My pumped up kicks:

Pair #1: WHITE – for my neutral days

pair 1 asics

Pair #2 – PINK – for my bold days.

pair 2 asics

Aren’t they perrrrrrrdy!

I’ve been running in both pairs, alternating which ones I wear sometimes based on what I’m wearing, ha ha. Oh, and I still have my New Balance 890’s.

Are you brand loyal?

Love little local running stores or big box stores?

Happy Running!