Zero Zeros for Me (So Far)
Whoa people! Can you believe I haven't posted an exceedingly lengthy review of the New Balance Minimus Zero Trail and Road shoes yet?
I mean, I've been anxious to see the Zeros in living color ever since New Balance published those detail photos and, later, a profile of the designers several months ago.
And, then there was that first week in December when everyone seemed to have a review pair, except for me. And, I wondered how many fn' page views a blogger needs to receive each month in order for New Balance to take notice (or acknowledge a friendly email).
Anyway, by now there's a plethora of reviews about the New Balance Minimus Zero on the web. And, strangely, I'm not feeling as anxious to buy a pair as I thought I'd be.
See, the thing is that there are so many more minimalish shoes out there now than there were when the New Balance MT10 Minimus Trail broke on the scene last year. And, it was a game changer. Now, in 2012, the minimalist shoe market is quite a bit more competitive. And, I'm not going just plunk down $100 on a pair of shoes just because they're so pretty. (And, they are pretty)
But, if someone were to give me a pair of the Minimus Zeros, like, as a prize, or something, I'd certainly say thank you.
A 12athon DNS
So, it seems that my enthusiasm for completing the Umstead Marathon dulled my sensitivity to complaints lodged by a certain tendon in a certain ankle. And, it wasn't until my first run three days after the marathon that I finally took notice of, and processed, said complaints.
Four days of apologetic non-running were, apparently, unacceptable recompense for my insensitivity during marathon training from the tendon's point of view. So, I had to concede that this month's 12athon would be my first running event DNS (did not show, for those of you wondering what that acronym represents). Naturally, I am dismayed.
I completed 3.14 miles this morning. But, the tendon is still cranky, which makes me fn' cranky.
Speaking of the 12athon
There's official Virtual 12athon gear, which may be purchased here! How cool is that? (Answer: Very cool indeed.)
There's a shirt, a hat, and a water bottle. I plan on buying all three before the end of the year, because the logo is so cool.
Sorry for the sundry-style post. I just wanted to get that bit about the Minimus Zero on the blog. And, I'd been meaning to write something else about the marathon, just to remind you all that I ran it and loved it (in spite of the injury I seem to be suffering as a result).
And, I wanted to mention the 12athon gear here, too.
So, really, all three components of this post are equally important, not just the first one.
Oh, and I just wanted to say "hi" and wish you all a happy Spring day.
That's all, really.