See what I did there?
Here’s another round of posts that never were.
I was going to post a Footwear Dictionary of sorts that would put an end to the whole “barefoot shoe” thing: A picture of a sock, with the title, SOCK. A picture of a sandal, with the title SANDAL. A picture of a “barefoot” shoe, with a title, SHOE. A picture of a wedgie “correctional” shoe, with the title, MISTAKE. But, I figured that was too harsh; I’ve moved on from the “zinger” material. If anyone else wants to do it, go right ahead. You know how I feel about “Intellectual Property.” It’s something owned by a wiseguy.
Hey, maybe we should rename the “regular” running shoes WEDGIES. Just an idea.
I was going to bring up the whole barefoot coaching thing again, only to make the point that if I were to be in the market for a running coach, someone who was certified by Saxby would have a greater chance at getting my business. But that was my only point, so no post.
I was going to do a training update, but there’s not much “there” there. I’m not in official taper mode yet, but I backed off the mileage last week and will back off a little more this week. I plan on running at a marathon-effort pace for at least part of every run from here on out. That’s all I have to say about that.
Speaking of the Umstead Marathon, while I’m not ready to make an official time prediciton, I will announce one objective: to finish in the top fifteen, which will earn me a plaque. I want one, and I might be able to pull it off. Depends on who shows up, though.
Oh, and I’m letting my beard grow bushy for Umstead.
Then there’s pushups. Turns out if you don’t do any pushups for about a year, you’re not very good at them when you start again. And by “you” I mean “me,” of course. Funny, that.
Chariots of Fire is a mediocre movie at best. That certainly isn’t worth a whole post, although I could have done a review. But really, it’s not very good. No development, no dilemma. I made the observation on facebook that it would have been better as a witty comedy with the Lord Whimsywhatever as the protagonist.
I’m also too late to the latest “lotsa running vs little running (ah-crossfit-choooo)” debate between Robillard and MGBG. My two cents anyway: if you want to run a lot, you should run a lot. That’s what run a lot cultures do/did, like the Raramuri and the Navajo and the Ethiopians and the Kenyans. And that’s all I have to contribute. You see why I didn’t post that one – there’s even less “there” there than the other non-post.
Alright, that’s it. See you next time with another post of posts never posted. Until then, read my nonsense on Dailymile (column to the right). That’s where I’m writing the most these days, it seems.