(1) I am now the proud owner of three, count them, three pairs of Vibram Fivefingers. I believe that takes me out of the "enthusiast" category and places me squarely in the "crazy" category. It definitely places me in the "I have more Fivefingers than Sweetness" category, which makes him insanely jealous.
(2) I am also the proud owner of five (yes five) new pairs of toe socks. Three are Injinji (rainbow stripey!), two are Walgreens knock-offs with monkeys and sunflowers and black argyle. I heart them all. My eight year old daughter got hers from Santa. She hearts hers too. She's asked when she can have "toesies" (meaning Fivefingers). The kid already has a wetsuit for the triathlon she's doing in July. Oh, what have I DONE??????????
(3) I am also in possession of a super cool headlamp with a night vision setting. Which means Sweetness will probably soon drag me into Operation Hardcore: Phase Two -- Running in the Dark. With a headlamp. I wish I had known earlier in my life how much being active makes me feel like a total superhero, what with the technical gear and gadgets. A slow, chunky, middle-aged superhero, but a superhero nevertheless.
(4) Yes, this is a bonus. Tomorrow's the 5k. My stepson, who is 10, will be running the 10k. He'll probably finish the same time as me. Ah, youth is wasted on the young.