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Fun in new shoes!

New Brooks arrived Friday but blooming hip pain and a weekend camping in the Fens kept me from them until tonight! Thought I'd ease myself into them on the treadmill and see how the hip held out. 40 mins later I was still chugging away to a nice bit of Florence on my machine! All good. Like how stable they feel. Think I may stay on the mill till I've had my first pysio session on Friday. Pretty pleased not to be hobbling though! :-D

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Well done. I'm waiting to write 'fun' with my runs. Haha. I hope physio goes well. I presume they'll want to see you in your new shiny shoes.

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Comfy feet make all the difference! Hope your hip feels better soon :). By the way, camping in January sounds hard core to me. One of my friends has the best take on camping I've ever heard: "I'll lie under the stars anytime...as long as there's 5 of them!" Happy running.

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Hope your hip feels better soon

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Well done. I still find it amazing that I now get excited about new running kit (specially shoes!) and can sanction myself spending far more on running shoes that I ever would on 'normal' footwear. Which shoes did you get? I am going to take part in the Brooks pure project running shoes trial (see their website) and can't wait to pick up my pure cadence 3s.

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PS camping? In the Fens? In January? OMG. You must be tough.

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All this talk of new shoes, I'm so jealous. I hope you get on all right with them Jen, and that hip pain will be a thing of the past. Camping in January! Respect

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Camping in the fens in January? That IS hardcore. Respect!

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Aren't they great? I'm finding mine extremely solid and secure. If the hip keeps playing up, try rubbing a poultice of mashed cabbage, mint leaves and rabbit dung on it. Always works.........apparently.....

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That's not a poultice, that's the recipe for my grandmother's cabbage, mint and rabbit dung soup!

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Which Brooks are they? I have the Cascada (trail shoes) and they are as slippery as sin on the road, wet rock etc. Very comfortable and a great fit, but oh, so slippery!

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That was sent too quickly ~ I meant to add that I hope you get better soon and are out on the roads etc in the very near future. Good luck with the physio ~ mine was a miracle worker!

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