I bought new running shoes today, which was very exciting. I have needed them for a long time now, and these ones happened to be on super sale at a Labor Day sidewalk sale chez my favorite local running store.

While new sneaks feel great, I am suspect of runners with brand new shiny shoes, so I’m always keen to take the sheen off shoes as fast as possible. This time, I took them out right away. Within less than an hour of owning them, my new sneaks were already covered with a thick coating of trail dust. Now that is my kind of breaking-in time!