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Teton Dam Marathon Review

On the 2nd of June, I woke up at 4am to make a 3 hour drive to eastern Idaho for the Teton Dam Marathon. I did the 5K.

Did I mention I woke up at 4am to make a 3 hour drive. Yeah, not the best idea for legs to be in PR shape. My leggies were stiff and at 1100 more feet of elevation then at home, it was a slow trot for sure. No PR attempt this trot, that's for sure.

I woke up at 4am (my normal wake up time is 8am - 10am depending on the day) so that early is  painful. I had everything all packed and ready the evening before- brekky, post-race clothes, snacks, and a full tank of gas for the long drive. All I had to do was make coffee and head out. I didn't even brush my teeth before I left. Coffee first.

The drive was nice and not a lot of traffic for a Saturday morning. I don't know the last time I have been to Rexburg, but it was easy to find the race start. I thought the race started at 8am, but that was the 10K. The 5K started at 8:30am and I got there to get my bib at …


With my life being a little on the complicated side right now, I have a big chunk of my things in storage. Everything I have with me right now fits in the trunk of my car. Clothes, shoes, toiletries.

I have only one pair of running shoes. My Muzunio's I received at the end of last year. As much as I like them, and I have been quite happy with them, they are starting to show wear. I can feel the cushiness start to break down and my right foot and knee are starting to bother me.

I don't think they really enjoy the lava rock gravel track I have been forcing them to run on. 

I searched though every box in my storage unit this week to try to find my Hokas. Or even my Altras. But nope. Nothing. No running shoes were found at all. I found some other running gear, tanks and my hats. The BF wants his KAVU hat back that I have fallen in love with. I've had to re-wear some smelly running clothing items every week because I don't want to do laundry more then once a week.

My storage isn't nearly THIS bad!
But I has a sad since I can't find any of my other running shoes!

AND to make things worse, the town I am currently living in does NOT have a running store. I can't go into town and buy a pair of running shoes. If I want to do that, I have to drive to Boise, which is 2 hours away. A 4 hour round trip is not something that I really want to do.

I guess my only solution is to buy a new pair of shoes online. I have to. I have no other choice. I don't like waking up with my feet hurting and my knee bothering me is concerning. I keep getting emails from Hoka about the new Cliftons. I think I would be happy with them. 
I would buy these just for the color.
Or the Huaka. They both look similar to the Stinson's I have been wearing the last long while. 
Has anyone tried either pair? And if so, can you compare them to the Stinsons?
Any other shoe recommendations for me? I like a wider toe box and zero drop or very close to it. Also, one that works well on trails and roads - since I don't and can't stick to one exclusively.


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