In the interest of making me more active. I decided to do the couch to 5k program. Unfortunately the shoes I’d been using managed to get dry rotten since the last time I ran so new shoes were in order.

When it comes to running there’s a lot of information out there. The relevant info when it comes to purchasing a running shoe has to do with pronation.

This shoe is for people that are neutral pronators. I on the other hand am an over pronator but my current financial goals are such that I didn’t want to spend $1500 on a running shoe suitable for me. This one was a relative steal at around $600 and pretty comfy. And I’m fairly certain that considering the brightness of the colours I shouldn’t get run over again. Probably.

Well let’s hope that the running experience turns out well.

My Little Monster

My Little Monster

This type of anime seems to be getting more popular as of late. I’m actually a little happy about it. This one captures the pain of first love and the burden of expectations. The feeling that you want to do what’s correct I can certainly empathize with. I can’t wait for Shizuku to realise that there is no right way to love someone.

She’s not a bad girl but she doesn’t reciprocate. She places expectations on others without bothering to meet theirs. It’s very childish, but she’s accustomed to being alone so it’s to be expected. Haru is also pretty messed up and although they touch briefly on the reasons why he just comes off like a spoiled brat. Shizuku changes him for the better and many of the other characters are better off for meeting them. I like things like these because even though it’s fictional it lets you see how important your existence might be to someone else.

They’re all desperately lonely and trying to find their respective places. It was interesting to see these characters grow as this series progressed since there were some parallels with my own life.

This series had an unfinished feel, I’ve read that it’s because the manga is still ongoing. I’m hoping that it proves popular enough to get picked up for another season but I don’t think that I’ll continue it if that happens. Since I don’t particularity care for this genre.

Let me tell you a secret about storytelling. Both Cinderella and Snow White were lacking something. If the princesses had everything at the beginning, then there would be no story to tell. So any girl who’s imperfect or incomplete can become the main character

It’s a bit simplistic since the quote comes from a shoujo anime but it gets the point across so I think it’s worth remembering.