Torn between two posts today and I’ve got to make my decision quickly so I can get it in before the days end (nearly midnight), arrrggghhhhhhh!!!!! What to do, what to do *scratches head*
Okay, okay, okay, okay, okay (said like Leo Getz from Lethal Weapon) here goes…
So I need to buy myself a pair of decent running shoes. I’ve done my first outdoor joddle (2.5k) and that went well, although I did hurt my knee slightly (definitely down to the shoes). Thursday I’ve signed up to a ‘fun run’ 5k prior to the biggy. Thursday is a run/walk vibe, although I do wanna run!!! Gotta sort out this competitive streak it’s not good whilst I’m still well over 350lbs baby 🙂
Here’s the problem:
Remember my faddish behaviour and my solution being a fad within a fad, well, this whole running (joddling) thing is being perceived by the ‘powers that be’ (my long-suffering and wonderful wife Jan) as a possible ‘mini fad’ within a fad being controlled by a fad. “Whoa Paul, what are saying here I’m confused.” You are! How do you think I feel haha.
The bottom line is this, I currently have approval (by Jan) to purchase a modestly priced pair of asics running shoes. Actually they’re really cheap, which is good, but, more knowledgeable people than I on the subject of running (Andy, Lucy, Kartik etc) are admonishing me (nice word right there) to have the whole Gait Analysis thingy-ma-jiggy done to get the correct fitting etc. Now fad me, thinks this is really cool, but, I’ll end up buying shoes that cost four or five times more than what I am about to pay tomorrow for the ‘cheap-as-chips’ asics. Jan, quite rightly, thinks cheap pair now, assess in a month or two whether you are still running and then consider ‘bells and whistles’ shoes. The decision – She wins!
Here’s the main point of the blog post:
How complicated is this faddish existence? 🙂 I’m creating fads (the blog) to cope with the main fad (the ‘healthier’ lifestyle) and being accused of fads (the running) as an extension of the main fad. How complicated (and cool)?
Paradoxically (another nice word) maybe this is the proof that my first assertion is correct and none of this is in fact a fad at all and I really am changing to a much ‘healthier’ lifestyle. What do you think? Am I going ‘off my fad’/ Do I need to see a psycho-fad-apist (aka a fadotherapist) or am I completely (well nearly) cured of fadism.
Just thought you would all be interested in this one.
Foot Note – As I have decided on which subject to post, todays post will be entitled ‘Fadism. True or False – the ‘healthier’ lifestyle paradox.’ Tomorrows post (unless usurped) will be entitled ‘Sweat, sweat and more sweat’. Far less cerebral.
4:13 = ICDI – Oh yeah!!!!