First things first….I was interviewed a couple weeks ago about my running and veganism, etc. and the interview was then turned into a first person article by the journalist. I thought the column had been pulled completely, but I woke to find a handful of work emails with a link to this piece. Enjoy.
I run in the Adidas Adizero racing flats for most of my workouts and they will also be my race shoe of choice when I get back to that (March 21st – see the race calendar). They are incredibly light, supportive yet solid in the heel….and neon. Almost. They are more flourescent actually, or yellow. Whatever color they are, I really enjoy seeing them flash across the ground from just below my line of sight. I’ve learned lately that I prefer to see either something bright like these or just a classic white shoe when I’m out running. They always make me feel fast. I thought I’d be into something like red or black shoes, but those always just LOOK heavy, and running is as much about how fast you perceive yourself to be as it is how fast you actually run. Look slow, feel slow, run slow. Look fast, feel fast, run fast. So these shoes below have certainly become my shoe of choice, not only because of how they look, but also how incredibly light and powerful they feel.
Those, are my ankles after today’s workout. Those three nicks on the right are each indicators of tiny missteps that brought the side of the sole of my shoe across my ankle bone. That somewhat drippy mess on the left is the same thing, just a little deeper. Personally, I consider this something of a happy design flaw (we run till we bleeeeed!!!), but Michelle thinks it’s a sign of bad form. She’s probably more right. Actually, these battle wounds came during a fast run with lots of turns and relatively poor wintery footing, but still, I didn’t expect to have my ankles cheese grated during the run.
Eh, a small sacrifice for really awesome shoes I guess.