What’s that smell?

As I woke up this morning to a loud, unforgiving 545 AM alarm, I briefly thought of how wonderful it would be to just go back to bed. I considered rolling  over and shutting my eyes. I would just run “later” as if I had some block of time in my schedule to run, HA.

But my alarm wasn’t going to turn off itself. I leave it on my desk for this very reason. If I didn’t have to get out of bed to turn that sucker off I would never get a morning work out in.

I dragged my feet to turn off my alarm clock and gingerly went over to the running clothes I set out Monday night. I couldn’t help but notice a refreshing smell.

“…From what? What is this? Did I leave the lid off my Icy Hot last night? I love Icy Hot. Hmmmmm should I put some on my knee before I run… no I’ll wait until after… Whhhatttt maybe I got gum on my shoes…”

The different streaming thoughts of what the minty smell could be slowly went through my head.

I put on my running watch, socks, and reached for my shoes. And then I remembered. I was testing out a shoe deodorizer.

When  I picked up my left running shoe, a small purple Sneaker Ball rolled around inside.

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Let’s take a step back. If you are from Maryland, you know how much rain we had this past week. All week I was that crazy girl who suited up, threw on a hat, and just ran in the rain. What one forgets is that running shoes (which already smell) smell worse when they are repeatedly worn in the rain.

Luckily, I received a shipment of Sneaker Balls last week that I wanted to try out and figured after some training runs in the rain, my shoes could use some love. On Sunday I threw a pair into my shoes, and about five seconds later forgot I put them there.

My thoughts/reactions/opinion on the end result?

I sniffed my shoe at 6AM, enough said. A runner does NOT simply sniff his or her shoe… unless it smells like a clean mint breeze went through them.

If you want to see what these Sneaker Balls  are check them out on www.sofsole.com!


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