Wednesday, March 18, 2015

My Power Gloves

These Adidas gloves are the first real running accessory I ever bought, purchased at our local running store, Runabout Sports, in the fall of 2008. I'd only been running a few months at that point and was headed into my first winter.

I remember just how I felt when I bought them - as if I had just crossed over into the world of "real" runners. But did I belong? I wondered if I'd last in the sport, or if running was just a phase. Was this a dumb thing to buy? What if I quit?

Now, seven and a half years later, I know the answers!

These are the gloves I put on when I need a lift in the cold months, when I need a reminder of how far I've come and how much I've learned.

I've mended these several times and I am super careful not to lose them. I've never had a pair of gloves that fit me better.

I love my POWER gloves!

Do you have sentimental items from the start of your running or multisport journey?

Disclaimer: my Power Gloves have no affiliation with the Nintendo Power Glove. (Mine are far more powerful.)