The new running shoes I ordered were ready for collection on Saturday morning!
Last week I'd been into my local running shop and had a gait analysis and ankle strength tests done, then tried on arount 10 pairs of shoes before finally deciding on my favourites. I needed the wide fit though, so they had to be specially ordered. All week I'd been on the edge of my seat, keenly anticipating my first run in my new shoes. Colleagues had told me I'd feel really "bouncy" in them, and it was like waiting for Christmas.
Imagine my utter devastation in finding that they were too tight!
I ordered a bigger size, and left the shop with my chin on my chest. Had to do my W8R3 in my "old" shoes - which, to be fair, have served me very well since I started C25K. So week 8 is done, I start my 30-minute runs tomorrow (in my old shoes) and aim to do my Graduation run at Parkrun on Saturday morning - in my new shoes if the gods are smiling down on me!
Week 9 - who'd have thought it??!!