The Shamless Runner
Friday, December 03, 2010
I started running 18 months ago, and one of the first things i liked about it was the fact that unlike other sports, there seems to be no set dress code. Other sports have name brands and unofficial uniforms that announce to the world that at the very least they know what to where for the sport and are more than nubies.
Not so for runners, we where whatever is the most comfortable. With the exception of a good pair of running shoes. However even those are based on comfort. Translated for me (what causes the least pain.) So 18 months ago i bought my first pair of ASICS, the problem is i have worn them out, there is a hole my little toe is trying to wiggle its way out of. So i do what any self respecting runner would do that cant shell out another 90-200 dollars for a new pair of shoes does. I ducked taped the hole. Now let me say, only the males of are species seem to be this self deprecating. This may sound Chauvinistic but I have yet to see many female runners duck tape there shoes.
So if you run into me on the Greenbelt today, You will remember my little tale and hopefully laugh your way through the last painful half mile.