|Wait, you put on your socks before you put on your shoes!? I've had it wrong all of this time!|
Close your eyes and picture this scenario (OK, closing your eyes would make it impossible to read this post, just keep them open).
So you're running along on Saturday or Sunday morning on your weekend long run, and this week is your longest yet. You've been running for [insert time], and you still have [insert number] miles until you get home. Your brain is numb, and thankfully so because any disruption would bring your long run to a screeching halt.
Dammit! One (or both) of your shoes came untied! You bend down, re-tie them, this time with the evil double-knot, and attempt to stand up and get moving again. A small tear runs down your face.
Don't worry, you're "knot" alone (couldn't resist). I hate tying my shoes so much that I don't wear shoes with laces. I'm not kidding. None of my dress shoes have laces. I hate them. I'm not the trendiest guy in the coffee shop, I know, but who cares.
If you ARE like me, you've been using the "granny knot" and have been tying and re-tying your shoes all of these years for no reason. With one slight adjustment at the end of your shoe tying routine, you, too, can tie the "reef knot" and continue your run without worrying about footwear.