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.
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    I have three identical pairs of ASICs Gel Cumulus 11's, size 10.5, and they all have more than 600km on them. Actually, the oldest has more than 800km and are no longer for running. I asked Santa Claus for another pair for Christmas, and even sent him the URL to the clearout section of the web site 'cause the 11's are no more - long live the 12's!
    2541 days ago
    You are looking at it all wrong. The shoes are not running shoes, they are athletic equipment. If I call them shoes that means I have more shoes then my wife and I could never live that down.
    2541 days ago
    I can only hope I wear mine out from so much running! I have just gotten back into after 2 months off. Can't wait to add some more KMs to my journey :)
    2541 days ago
    Red Green would be proud emoticon

    OK, just in case you're South of the border . . . .
    2541 days ago
    lol thanks JB emoticon
    2542 days ago
    you apparently have never rolled with girls soccer players... they are doing it all the time.

    its cool that you've worn out your shoes!
    2542 days ago
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