Pretty shoes, dude.
One of life’s great mysteries is how some runners can keep their shoes so freaky clean.
On the rare occasion that I go to a road race, I am amazed to see so many pairs of running shoes that are completely unblemished by dirt, pebbles, mud or scuff marks.
Where do these people run? Have they ever stepped a toe outside their pristine bubbles?
Or do they run every last step in the sterile comfort of a gym’s treadmill hell?
OK, so my shoes are a bit muddier than the average runner’s. I deliberately run on dirt.
But c’mon, road runners! Get off your sidewalks and treadmills for five minutes. Get a taste of authentic running.
There’s big world out there! With lots of beautiful trails. Don’t worry about a little dirt. I look at shiny clean running shoes and think just one thing: You haven’t had enough fun.
Real runners don’t have clean shoes.