Running in Style

I don’t usually make posts at this time, but I managed to eke out a small jog this morning.  It was terrible.  Only a bit over 4 miles, but I had to rest about midway through to regain my energy.

The only moral thing to do in these cases of personal failure is to exact punishment on oneself.  So… I’m thinking my next run will need to be in uncomfortable footwear; my version of the hairshirt.  I’ve got just the pair too!

At an 80s theme party I recently attended, much ado was made about my brown and black loafers.

Apparently these are at best, anachronistic, and at worst, completely ridiculous looking.  While I had always considered them a snazzy piece of my stylish ensemble, I’m now shamed enough to allow for their destruction in service of my cause.  It’s actually an elegant 2-for-1 solution.

8 miles in loafers?  I think it’s doable.  I’ll definitely be doubling up on the tube socks, and running at night when people can’t point and laugh is going to be key.  This should be about physical pain and not emotional humiliation.  I’ll have to decide if they pair better with sweats or shorts or track pants.


Published in: on March 10, 2011 at 9:14 am  Comments Off on Running in Style  
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