On I went, out of the wood, passing the man leading without knowing I was going to do so. Flip-flap, flip-flap, jog-trot, jog-trot, curnchslap-crunchslap, across the middle of a broad field again, rhythmically running in my greyhound effortless fashion, knowing I had won the race though it wasn't half over, won it if I wanted it, could go on for ten or fifteen or twenty miles if I had to and drop dead at the finish of it, which would be the same, in the end, as living an honest life like the governor wanted me to. -Alan Sillitoe, "Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner"

Monday, January 25, 2010

Shoe review!

Asics 21xx: my first and only true running shoe love.

Vibram Five Fingers: like them.
(Ack!  I was taking pictures with my crummy phone, so sorry for the blurriness.  If I can take a clearer picture later, I will.  Otherwise, go to Vibram's website to see what they look like, and just insert a chubbier ankle in your head.)

Coming tomorrow: socks!


  1. I'm glad you posted on the LunarGlide! But why meh? I was just at the Nike Store, and I was curious about them. They come in such cool colors!

    Looking forward to reading the sock review!

  2. I miss the Asics! Or perhaps what I really miss is the sight of them trotting down 21st Street, with a peanut butter sandwich hovering above.

    (Remember that time that one hand held the PB and the other held a bag full of dead mouse? Ah, good times.)

  3. @Tamara - yes, of COURSE I remember that! I was just talking about eating/running with my new partner a few days ago, and I was saying how my sister gets up hours before a big run to eat, but I like to eat WHILE I run. She was like, "While? Like actually during?" And I was like, "In fact, there was this one time..."

    @Nicole - I'm on the fence about them, basically because they're very, very, very soft. Like, I don't really understand how they could have any support, given how soft they are. In my head, soft=injuries. Assuming I don't get injured in them, I might grow to love them.