See, this is why I miss Pittsburgh so much. The people here are not nice. They're so fucking entitled and if they aren't being obnoxious or driving badly, they're pretending you don't exist. Adding insult to injury, the Boston accent is ridiculous. If I didn't love my job so much, this is pretty much the last place on earth I'd want to live. People on the internet always talk about how nice the running community is; how accepting and kind they are. Even this does not apply in Boston. Or maybe just not within a 10-mile radius of Wellesley?
It's not me, it's you, Boston. You suck.
Earlier this month, I ordered some new duds from Oiselle. I was super excited to get the new stuff and so far it hasn't let me down. First, the Lux Layer. Everything I read about this top is true. It's cozy and soft - hard to believe it's polyester or whatever. The only problem is it seemed too nice to use for running! For a couple of weeks I just kept looking at it on my shelf, thinking "you're way too nice to sweat in." But as I wasn't wearing it for anything else ("it's for running!"), I eventually tried it out on a short cold run, underneath my Patagonia NanoPuff jacket. It was so cozy. I even raced in it this weekend! Sadly there are no action shots, but here's a picture of Michelle and I after the race. (I'm wearing my new Ibex wool beanie too. Ibex is amazing. Most of my fall and winter clothing is from Ibex.)
|Michelle and I after the 5k|
Of course, the never-ending shoe saga continues. I bought two new pair recently and although I like both of them, my posterior tibial tendon is not thrilled. It might be that they are too big. I can never figure out how big running shoes are supposed to be; my toes are wierdly long which makes it hard to know. So today I got a pair of Adrenalines, and I'm very excited to see how they work. I think I need a bit more stability for my sad little right leg. Or "big cankly right leg", whatever. They felt amazing on my short sidewalk test drive. I am also going to order some of my old standbys, the Asics GT 2170s. They worked pretty well before, and since they are now discontinued it will be good to have a couple of pairs lying around for emergencies. Some people save money or stockpile food. I stash running shoes for the apocalypse.