I have really badly been needing new running shoes, so I told Charlie that I wanted them for Mother's Day. And then I went and picked them out myself. I went to a running store where they analyzed my feet and my running form and helped me try out a dozen different pairs, by running back and forth across the shopping center. I finally decided on a pair of Brooks. I've never worn Brooks before but I've always heard them praised in the running world and am excited to try them out. Today they got their first 5 miles on the treadmill. So far so good.