Tuesday, March 10, 2009

If I Could Pick My Home Address

I had a great 7 miler today with ShoeRunning!  I'm always amazed at how much more fun a run is when you have good company.  I'm mentally geared up to attempt 16 miles this Friday. 

Weeks (no, actually months) ago my parents gifted me with a pair of Asics Gel Kayano 14's.  They were on super sale and my dad even asked me what color I wanted!  I NEVER get to pick the color of my running shoes.  Usually I get stuck with some sale color or whatever the store that gives me a discount has in stock.  So I picked out these babies (purple is one of my favorite colors):

They were mailed to me in a plain cardboard box:


I did a closer double-take:

For the bunny-loving non-runner conglomerate a marathon is 26.2 miles long.

The most amazing thing is that they are from a military store so not at all affiliated with running!  Also, I almost think the address on the box is just from the company that makes the boxes (vs. the company my dad bought them from).

Mario of course, knew exactly what to do with such a special box:  

He sat on it.

13 comments:

Marathon Maritza said...

yay for new shoes! Mario seems to like them too! :)

Mica said...

"Oh, these? I thought they were for me!"

Aw, Mario!

furrybutts said...

Umm.. how about chewing up the box, Mario?

Fez and the Gang said...

Nice box, Mario! Dig in! But don't chew those fancy purple shoes...

aron said...

YAY for new shoes!!! Those purple ones were the ones I wore crossing my first marathon finish line :) YAY! Now I am in the 15's and am slightly obsessed :)

Erin said...

That's what boxes are for silly! To sit on! Or in if you're a cat:)

Alisa said...

Yeah new shoes! I need a new pair soon.

Mario is awesome...Zoey would have chewed the box to hell!

Tara said...

yay, I heart the 14s!!! I have 3 brand new pairs waiting for me...well, I just broke in the blue ones on Monday..but I love the purple...soooo cute!!! well, almost as cute as Mario :)

bunnygirl said...

I wish Brooks offered a choice of colors in my shoe. They change the color with every incarnation and I don't always like it. I was pissed the year the women's version was pink. I'm just not a pink sort of gal!

Runner Leana said...

Nice new kicks! I heart my Kayanos, and the purple is a very cool colour!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Well, that address IS the home of ASICS! ... right from the factory!

Mario has the last parts of the 3 R's ... Reuse, Recycle!

RoadBunner said...

RG -- Leave it to you to figure that out :) Now it doesn't seem so amazing. Ha ha. Thanks for pointing that out!

YowlYY said...

That's what boxes are for, Mario knows it all too well. New boxes go down a treat here too...which reminds me there is the new huge box in which the new flat screen TV came in...
I like your Asics - I am in the market for a pair of trainers too, but cannot decide what to go for...