Decided that after doing W5R3 the 20 minute milestone I would get some proper road running shoes, so I went to Up and Running. Despite the fact that I parked at entirely the wrong end of town having remembered its location wrong, and feeling very nervous about going to a proper running shop when I have only been doing C25K for a month, I pushed the door open and in I went.
The other customer was a chap who does marathons around the world... I still didn't let that put me off. Laura (yes, Laura!) was very vey helpful. I had to go on the dreadmill - a total bête noir!- but discovered that I have neutral gait with minor over pronation on the left but not worth worrying about or adjusting anything for.
I tried four pairs of shoes ending up with the second pair- the beautiful blue Mizunos weren't quite as good for my high arches as the Brooks Ghost 7s. Once I had made my choice I braced for price, only to find out that Up and Running were doing a bargain bundle on this running shoe!
Came away with new shoes, socks, capris and T shirt- and a big big grin 😀👟
So a big thank you to the lovely, friendly, welcoming people at Up and Running, and a very Happy Saturday everyone!