I have been breaking in a pair of new shoes today, with five-and-a-half miles walked and a couple blocks run. After a completely unimpressive pair of Nikes about six years ago, I gave them another chance and treated myself to their "Air Zoom Pegasus" shoes today. And woo hoo! These are some of the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn. I love them. LOVE them. After a morning walk in pouring rain, this afternoon's was only dry and brisk, evidence of this past weeks' snowfall all but gone, the sky a cliché January blah above me, and the pink of my shoes the only color on the road below me. I found not the usual heart, but instead a smile, during my brief trial run too, brightening the day a bit more.