So excited I'd managed to complete the three runs of week 4 yesterday after getting a bit anxious last weekend at the prospect of a seemingly big jump in running time! Trusted it must be possible and afterwards had to refrain from telling all the dog walkers I passed I was able to trot for a whole five minutes I was so excited 😉
As I'd bought a bargain pair of running trainers to start the programme, and I've proved to myself I can stick with it and that I may not be always able to use my usual unpaved route along a towpath and nature reserve, I thought I'd combine a trip to London today for a day school with braving a running shop for some new trainers. However I've come away sad faced and empty handed 😞 I'm on a bit of a budget but thought maybe £60/£70 could get me a decent pair... The cheapest pair were £83, all the others were £100+!!! I arrived just before some proper runner types and it got busy, so I can only guess being a tubby stumpy Shetland pony type I wasn't taken seriously, there was no offer of any sort of gait analysis, just told that having a high instep, neutral trainers are fine and left to it. Decided to head home instead 🙁 not sure I'll be able to brave doing that again, not for a while anyway...
Still, looking forward to tackling week 5 - bring it! 😀