Tires on Feet are Not the Same as Tires on Cars. I Know That Now.


I said good by to a pair of old friends this week.
They have been my constant companions since August 2013,
logging in 6,638,362 steps
5,629 floors
2,833.82 miles.


We went to all the familiar places
one last time.
There were daffodils


and moss


big rocks, waterfalls


and mud puddles.


all followed by a short visit to the massage chair.

I kept my eye on the treads
when apparently I should’ve been watching the inside.
The treads still look good.
The insides are demolished, though,
all padding and support long gone.
I went shopping when I read that
you need to replace shoes after
300-500 miles of walking.
If you’re a glass-half-empty person,
I guess I waited a little too long.
A glass-half-full person would say
I got my money’s worth.


  1. Linda K Sienkiewicz

    How did you ever keep track of the mileage???

  2. Mark

    That’s a long, long way to go in a pair of shoes. Keep on truckin’…

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