Apparently I don’t know how to tie my shoes. Despite all the claims of advancements in the world of ’stay tied lace technologies’ I’m good for a re-tie about once every other run. Sure I could double-knot but don’t like to for whatever reason; be it the bulbous protrusion, the feel, who knows. For now I’ll just call it general foot claustrophobia.
As a result, too many times I’ve had to stop mid-run to fix this problem. Additionally I forget, am too tired or too lazy to bend at the knees (instead of the waist) in order to avoid the subsequent head rush. Then, at the mercy of gravity and general physiology, I’m forced to wait for the fog to clear, heart rate slowing, overall rhythm disappearing and worst of all, opens up the potential to be passed. And if this happens while working up a hill? May as well just turn around and call it a day.
WELL WORRY NO MORE! It turns out this can all be fixed. Quite easily actually. (No Dean, not by double-knotting.) Turns out the vast majority of us are tying our shoes incorrectly. It takes TED (naturally) and Terry Moore (who sounds pretty damn important) to know otherwise -
“Terry Moore directs the Radius Foundation in New York, which, as its website says, “seeks new ways of exploring and understanding dissimilar conceptual systems or paradigms — scientific, religious, philosophical, and aesthetic — with the aim to find a world view of more complete insight and innovation.”
James Lipton is right. Solving big problems with little changes is definitely the wise and efficient way. It’s worth the effort to unlearn ~37 years of routine and technique in order to relearn a better way of something as simple as tying my shoes in order to focus on more important things, surviving the hill, the run, and foot claustrophobia.