Monday Morning Grievance: Split & Run

That’s why people run in marathons: to take in big gulps – huge breaths of air – and get it all back, get back all those memories of when you were a child.

– Garrison Keillor

 

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It’s Monday morning and I haven’t had my coffee.

A few days ago my cross country team learned that ours is an all-weather sport (barring lightning). I did what I always do and set the example, running through the mud and water.

Afterwards, I chucked my shoes in the dryer for a half hour, as I’ve done many times in the past. Things looked good . . . until I went to put them on the next day.

That’s when things fell apart – literally. The soles of my shoes completely separated from the uppers.

I’ve a race coming up in two weeks, not nearly enough time to break in a new pair of shoes to be competition ready. So, I went out and bought some Gorilla Glue and glued the mess out of those things. Sure, glue got on the outside; but I don’t care – it’s a $5 fix rather than a $60 pair of new shoes . . .

Except that the tread is finally starting to wear thin. I may make it to Christmas, but I think I’ll be purchasing new shoes sooner rather than later.

I’ll keep one of the shoes, though; after all, I did complete my circumnavigation with them. Farewell, old friends.

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