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"

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I have shoe envy

I want this shoe. I want it bad.
Brooks PureCadence

Logically, it is a bad idea for me to get this shoe. Every time I start messing around with different shoes, I get shin splints. I need to stick to what works.

Plus, I'm not into minimalist shoes. Props to you if they work for you, but they're not my thing.

So why does this shoe appeal to me? Honestly, I have no idea. I haven't even tried it on. I just like it. I like the color (most important criteria in picking a running shoe), I like the look (second most important), and it just speaks to me. I'm listening, PureCadence, I hear you calling!


  1. No, you need these:


  2. They are very pretty, I have fallen for the PureFlo.

  3. I am also intrigued because they're quite light!

  4. I saw a woman wearing those shoes at the Lance run, Mike! They're... colorful.