after almost 700+ kms under its soles, i have finally decided to retire it. we've had numerous PRs together, starting with my first 21K in botak last may, upto the timex 5k funrun, and to its final 10Lrun last dec.15. and dami naming pinagdaanan ng inspire ko, and it's a bit sad to have it finally retire from competitive running, pero i believe it's replacement would hold on to the records we've had (and i'm sure my elixir 4 would also continue the winning tradition of mizuno).
as i retire my ever-trusted and ever-reliable wave inspire 4, i had a lot of things going on in my mind as to what brand and model am i to choose to replace it.
i researched online and found out that other than the upgraded model (inspire 5), asics gt 2140 was the most similar shoe to the mizuno wave inspire line.
after much consultation online, and with other fellow runners, i decided to finally troop to second wind to ask hector for his expert advice on what to get :)
at first, i was still torn between inspire and gt2140 but then i saw the kayano 13 on sale. at first i was a bit hesitant because of the price tag, but when i asked hector about the % off, it turned out to be a little cheaper than the gt 2140. i tried out both shoes AND fell in love with the kayano13.
after much thought, i finally decided to get my newest pair, an asics gel kayano 13 :)ang gwapo shoes diba? :)
don't worry, hindi lang looks ang pinagbasihan ko when i bought this one. mas malambot din sha sa heel, if ever mag heel strike ako as the distance goes longer. sobrang thankful na lang din ako at walang size sa kayano 16, kundi mas malaking damage ang mapapala ko dito.
in other news....
in line with my preparation for condura 42, i also got a hydration bag from mizuno :)
the bag might look like it's an expensive one, but like what i've said about mizuno, they provide the necessary stuff without being too much of a burden to your pockets (thanks mizuno!) this baby carries 2L also, and is lightweight (which i like!) i will be using this during BR's Rizal Day Run on Dec. 30th as part of my dry run for Condura 2010.
lastly, to make sure that i will not back out or slack off during the holiday season, i have finally registered for the Condura 2010 Full Marathon.
this is it!
no more backing out :) full speed ahead!
skyway, here i come!
oh and yeah, if ever i get lost on the skyway, i've got my road id already! wahoo!!!