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Friday, October 9, 2009

This is what I look and sound like

NCRunnderDude thought it would be cool to do a little video of me gabbing and frotzing about. I, ever the shy and modest one, protested. As I'm sure you can imagine. After heated negotiations (our agents nearly got into a fist fight), I relented. I realized it was my patriotic duty.

Here's part 1, where I mildly dis minimalist footwear and perform weird gesticulations. Here's part 2, where I start off looking like I'm some kind of Godzilla crushing little villages beneath my feet.

Attn Mr. Boozehound: my snazzy running outfit was purchased at Target (everything is either from Target or WalMart. I'm bipartisan.) for a little over $20. For those who don't know, he's the go-to guy for sensible running fashion advice.

The orange shirt is a blatant fan-boy homage to the Scott Jurek look in the Copper Canyon.


  1. Thanks for the tutorial. My first outing was not that quiet. I'll work on that. I need to check the stores to see if I can still find cheap aqua socks with winter approaching.

    Have a good weekend! Cheers!

  2. Hey, Love your blog! AND you are in one of the b/w photos on Running Down. (I think it is you anyway). It is the one from the start line that is slightly diagonal. I think you are in the middle. Good job on reaching 250 miles barefoot! I admire you.

  3. Senior perro de la cerveza: I kind of feel I haven't been doing it long enough to be making videos and such. But, well, there it is.

    Shannon: Thanks! I checked out your photo blog. You're all, like, professional and stuff.

    While I'll certainly take all the admiration I can get, the barefooting doesn't really warrant it. It's easy once you get the hang of it, and fun.

    Instead, next time we're at a race and you see me step on an acorn, admire my unique curse word stylings.

  4. Josh -- I love the videos. I'm glad you focused on sound. Your demonstration made it crystal clear why starting in minimalist shoes might not be the best option.

    I know what you mean about the acorns. I found a big patch of them recently.

  5. I read about your escapade over @ Runner Dude's blog. Looks like you had a good time.

  6. Excellent videos. Gives me some more things to think about.