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 28, 2013

Sort of sportsbra things and other weirdness

Remember when I had my first-ever giveaway? And it was a weird thing, so only a couple of you entered? Well, the Thing I was giving away (courtesy of runningskirts.com) found a happy home, and here's what its new owner has to say about it:
UPDATE ON THE BRA OMG SO EXCITING!  (Actually it is kind of exciting, spoiler alert: I surprisingly liked it!)
When I first got it the size was perfect - which meant not tight enough for me.  So I wore it out under regular clothes just to check.  That sucker doesn't move and is super comfortable.  I thought the strappiness would bother me but it didn't.  Then I washed and dried it (you aren't supposed to) and that shrunk it just enough for me to wear when I run.  I found it surprisingly supportive with the padding and stayed put.  I'm not sure that I'd switch to this type entirely, but I thought it was cuter than a regular sports bra and worked well.  However, my caveat is that I used it for runs 5 miles and under - I'm not sure how I'd feel on a longer run.

And then, from the silliness files, here's an oldie but a goodie: the RunBike, now with a treadmill version! If you thought it wasn't possible to get sillier than the Elliptigo, you were wrong.


  1. OMG I saw the Elliptigo in an issue of RW and I actually really liked it. The RunBike though....wtf?!

  2. I cannot post all the horrible things I said to myself while watching that video.

  3. Yeah, I actually think the elliptigo is pretty cool, and would buy one if they weren't so cost prohibitive. This monstrosity, however...

  4. LOL. I saw the guy step onto the little stool and thought, "Yeah, there's a GIANT accident waiting to happen."

    1. And i only say that because I'm a girl who has fallen off a treadmill WITHOUT having to balance on a tiny stool and connect cords to bars...