Thursday, September 17, 2009

Should I Grow A Beard?

Today I went barefoot running at lunch time and for the first time I did not have my shoes with me. As I waited for the light to change a man walked up behind me and said, "You don't look like the barefoot running type. Did someone steal your shoes?"

"No," I said, "I'm running barefoot." The light changed and I took off. As I left him behind a thought occurred to me. What does the barefoot running type look like?


Sherry said...

That man's question said more about him than it did about you.

Rachel said...

I think my husband must look like the barefoot running type (and he does indeed go barefoot anywhere he can get away with it, all year long - yes, including in the snow - but he doesn't run due to a health condition).

So I think that yes, a beard is a must if you want to look the part.

My husband has a beard, long hair, and wears a fedora. I think you'll need to be out there running like that, especially with the fedora, it makes the whole look. Then you can easily blend in with all of the other 20-something Spokanite hippies.... *ahem* I mean: barefoot runners.

Hank Greer said...

Good point, Sherry.

Hmmm, running barefoot with my hair flowing out from underneath a fedora and my long beard thrown over a shoulder. I don't know, Rachel. Would people think I was desperate for attention? Which I am, but would they think that? :-)

Mojoey said...

Beard - yes!

Anonymous said...

If you grow a beard, you will also need to get a recumbent bike.
- Ventura

Rachel said...

Hank, they will only think you look desperate if you throw in the obligatory black trench coat to complete it all.