This post was written for and first appeared on One Foot In Reality.
Saturday was my birthday and I got a few gift cards and with all that "extra" cash to spend, I had a choice of getting yet another pair of new running shoes (it was tempting) or get a few more little things that I would never consider getting:
- a kitchen scale
- a couple of books on running
- a pair of winter running mittens
So yeah, I stayed with the running connected stuff, well sort of - what in the hell are you going to use a kitchen scale for???
Why...weighing my shoes of course!!! Who needs to weigh your food when it is much more important to know how much your shoes weigh.
Geeking out again - Harold!
So after opening up the box, I went ahead and weighed all but a few pair of running shoes (that I will get later) just to see what they actually weigh in at:
|Pearl Izumi H3 v1|
|This one has the footpod on it, so it weighs .3 oz more ;-)|
|Under Armour Apollo 2|
|Pearl Izumi N1 Tri v2|
|Asics Hyperspeed 6|
|Under Armour Bandit 2|
|Pearl Izumi N1 Trail v1|
|Nike LunarGlide 5|
|Nike Streak LT3|
|Nike LunarGlide 7|
A scale is something that I always wanted to get, but never really thought about actually getting until I had those gift cards. It was less than $20 bucks and while I might not use it all that much, it is a nice touch, when I want to see or talk about how much a pair of shoes weigh and not have to rely on someone else's weights and measures.
So what does a runner really need a kitchen scale for?
The smartest use would be to get food portions under control, but for this runner, I can geek out on my running shoes a little more :-)
Oh, I have a feeling that Mary might wash off the surface a few times to help her with canning and cooking every so often...if she can find where I hid it. :-)