Running Motivation: shoe hacking failure

This is not intended to be a “running blog”, but it is intended to be a blog about how I am trying to hack my own running motivation.

I am a pretty big guy (almost 300 at times) and while I enjoy running, it is not because I am good at it. This is why I built my own running motivation software. I am not only the site designer (of course my family helps) but, I am also the demo account. So it is fairly easy to see how I am doing, from week to week.

Last time, I talked about how motivating it was for me to have cool shoes. Now, when I say running motivation, I only mean something that could motivate me to run more than one time. Watching an awesome video, for instance, might get me out the door once, but I need to have consistent motivation. Something that will get me out of the house every week, or at least contribute to getting me out of the house on a weekly basis.

So I was thinking of repairing my running shoes, and I decided to try sugru. The problem is that I should have let the sugru dry while it was on my foot. As it is, the sugru contracted and now I have these really uncomfortable plastic sticking into my toes.

I tried to repair my vibrams with sugru

Oh well. Better luck next time.

Now how has this impacted my motivation. Well Run Or Else is still working for me, I have made my distance each week since I have ruined my vibrams, but I am often walking rather than running.  Of course I am still nursing a calf injury, but mostly it is because I do not want to put on my old heavy running shoes.

So at least for me, having cool running shoes really does seem to impact my running motivation.

-FT

One Response to “Running Motivation: shoe hacking failure”

  1. randa

    Have you read “born to run”. I only allow myself to listen to the e-book while I’m running, so I have something to look forward to while torturing myself :).

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