Saturday, May 28, 2011

Old Route ... New Shoes!

This one's for you CCLs and CCM.
The North Shore Animal League ... first "home" of Mickey Mantle (Harris) ... is on my walking route.  The NSAL is the world's largest no-kill rescue and adoption organization.  The league has saved almost 1,000,000 lives.  It's not all that easy to adopt a dog or cat from the NSAL.  We had to provide 3 references before we were able to take Mickey home. 
I decided that I especially love this town when many people have left for the long weekend.  I had a nice 6 mile walk on my regular route.  I spent some time taking pictures of roses and peonies ... and ... the geese, who thought I was going to feed them!
This guy was disappointed when he didn't get a handout!
My feet have been hurting on long walks.  Today I decided to do something about it.  One of my training buddies told me to try a New Balance store that just opened ... so I braved the beach traffic and looked for Mark, the store manager of New Balance Long Island. He told me not to write about him until I was 100% satisfied with my new shoes.  I'll let you know about that tomorrow ... but today I'll tell you that he was so thorough, showed me why I was getting foot pain (wrong style shoe)  and set me up with the right fit.  I couldn't have asked for better service!  I feel really good about my new shoes!  If you're reading this Liz ... THANK YOU!
Joan isn't home so I won't be taking my Sunday walk with Joan tomorrow.
I will be taking pictures, though!


  1. oh i am really glad you got a good shoe fit! tits! and that's how i feel about florida when all the snowbirds go north! ha ha

    smiles, bee

  2. Man, if we'd needed 3 references to get Buddah, we wouldn't have Buddah...

    Good shoes make all the difference....right up until the days when you're walking 15 and then 12. Then nothing feels good...

    My six today will be done on the treadmill, during which I will be saying every word on the bad word list multiple times...

  3. call jeter a slacker and he will wake up just long enough to read the definition, his mom must be working too much