We had gusts of wind today that were ridiculous, I would guess maybe 80mph. So I bagged any exercise and we all went down to the big city. I needed a new running jacket so we went to Goodwill and I found what I needed. When we came home the wind had died and it was absolutely beautiful out! Maybe 60 with the sun reflecting off the snow, so we all went out and built a couple of snowmen and sledded. The bigger snowman (his name is The Gubna) couldn't hold his beer and started to get belligerent with the smaller one. Things got heated, things were said that maybe shouldn't have but in the end it was all good.
I think I have close to 2000 miles on a pair of 1st generation Nike Lunar Trainers (the ones on the right if I need to point that out). I heel strike a bit and the heels were worn down... so I took a razor blade and simply evened them out. On the left is a brand new pair. I bought both shoes on e-bay for $39.99 about 4 years ago and as the shoes became more and more worn I realized they simply became more comfortable. At this point the sole is so thin that I feel every rock and I have no intention of throwing them out. This is minimalist at it's finest. Minimal cost and (now) a minimalist sole. I think you are supposed to throw these away after 300 miles and then buy a new pair for $110 or else you'll get injured. Or something like that. It's not about balancing weaknesses or resting when you should... it's about buying new shoes.