Sunday, November 30, 2008

Blogs, shoe review, ...

I just added a "Followers to this blog" section in the upper right hand corner that you may noticed. Alan and Sean, thanks for jumping on board and thanks for reading. I added this option because I know that I have a dynamic group of athletes and friends that may be reading this and it's an opportunity for others to check out some other blogs as well. I don't know what it is but I have issues with the word blog that I need to get over. "Blog" seems like such a passe doofish word and the whole thing, as I've written about, seems quite self absorbed. Having said that, it's a great journal that I wouldnt keep otherwise, and also a nice opportunity to communicate, vent, whatever. That is assuming that a few may be reading. By eliminating the word "blog" from my title, I'm certainly not kidding anyone including myself as to what this little page is. - Baker was fooled for a bit but that probably had more to do with the T-bone/Coco thing. Anyway, if you happen to read this and also keep a blog, please post your tag in the "follows" section. I'd be curious to read them.

I have been testing out a pair of Nike Lunar Trainers.

This is a very light weight shoe that offers quite a bit of cushioning. To give you an idea of what I like in running shoes, the past couple of years I've run mainly in Newtons, Nike Frees, Zoot, and Nike Marathon racers. The Lunar's are as light as any of these, but with much more cushioning. The upper is a lightweight mesh which I love. The toe box is wide wich suits my fat feet. These shoes would be perfect if it werent for the fact that the heel tab comes up a bit high and is rigid, thus cutting into my skin on both feet. I have blood on the shoes to prove it. No matter how great the shoes may be, this absolutely sucks. So this morning, before my run, I took out a pair of scissors and did some remodeling.

Problem solved, this worked perfect. I thought I was going to have to do some sewing, but the glue and stiching in back seemed to hold in place fine. We'll see how this lasts. I had a great run in these shoes this morning with no issues, and what made it even better was that 10 minutes into my run, it started to snow and I ran the majority of the run with fresh, white snow falling.

Hopefully the snow will fall up in Foxboro as the Patriots beat up on the Steelers (How did you end up becoming a Steelers fan anyways Straz?).




Eric said...

Go ahead Straz, I can take it.

Anonymous said...

Nah, your wussy Patriots suffered enough already this year when pretty boy Tommy got his pretty little leggy all messed up by that mean man. No need for me to pile on.

In all seriousness, that was a pretty sloppy game by both teams. I haven't seen that many dropped balls since I went to the Ymca locker room on elderly day.


Eric said...

Brady has been on a downward slope ever since he started dating Giselle. Can't say I really blame hime though.

alan said...

Good example of why you have to be able to run the ball in December in the AFC. The only dome team in the conference will play all their playoff games on the road.