They're New Balance trail runners. And were worth the wait for an AA width. I've been convinced in the past (and this saleswoman tried again) that I can wear a different shoe I've regretted it. I'm sorry to hear about your MIL and hope that you continue to get the support that you need.
mommajb~ Congrats on registration!! And good luck with your superbowl party.
Nic~ Your run sounds glorious!
I managed a 30 minute run today and didn't cough up too much grossness. I've always run more by time than by distance, but have been contemplating using the GPS on my phone to track some of my trails. Any iPhone app suggestions? I've heard of problems with battery drain, and also some that use data both of which I'd like to avoid- other than that I just need something that works in Canada (a couple of programs I've read don't work properly here for some reason), isn't too expensive, and I'd prefer to be able to get distances in metric (though needing to convert isn't such a concern). The local mountain biking group does most of the trail building and maintenance around here, but they don't seem to care about putting distances on their maps. My current "method" is running in another forest with known distances and comparing how my pace feels to guesstimate. If my husband and I are reasonably close with our distance guess, we agree that that's how long a trail is. Super-scientific, right? ;)