I have the awful habit of hanging onto running shoes way past their prime. It seems as if I get a pair broken in and then I can’t imagine having to start over with a brand new pair of shoes...no matter how soft and cushy the new pair may be. This may be why I have dealt with IT band issues in the past and also why I have a closet full of old running shoes. Recently, on our trip to New York, Stacy came up with a brilliant idea that we should take a pair of old shoes to run in and then toss them. This way we wouldn't have to lug around heavy shoes all day. So I looked in my closet and picked the oldest pair I could find. Unfortunately the oldest pair also happened to be my favorite pair of pink Asics with an awesome design. Somehow I managed to pack them and when the moment came, I took a deep breath, pushed them deep into the trash can and said good bye.