Being inspired by others on here, I decided I really needed to get myself some footwear that was more suitable than my work shoes. So I was brave, and went to a proper sports shop, and they were lovely and didn't make me feel daft when my answer to 'How much do you run' was 'not at all yet'. (I used to get put in the 'novelty' races at school, because I was so awful at running and anything else remotely sporty, so a sports shop is not a place where I feel too comfortable!)
They did offer me the chance to go on a treadmill for gait assessment, but as it was getting late, and I'm a coward, I declined that opportunity. Maybe next time I'll sample the delights of the treadmill. This time I went for having my feet looked at, and trying on various shoes.
Anyway, now I've got to work out how long it'll take to wear them in... Decided to go out in the dark (feeling very self-conscious with shiny-white shoes) with my ipod, and give week 1 day 2 a go, but prepared to stop and walk the moment anything didn't feel right.
So I managed the first run, but changed to walking again half way through the second 60s - which sounds pathetic, but I do not want blisters or injuries! In the end I managed 4 1/2 of the eight 60s runs, which I was happy with, considering the new shoes.
I'll wear them around the house tomorrow, and see how things go. I don't mind if it takes me several weeks to get up to the end of 'week 1' anyway.
Maybe it will encourage someone else sometime, that even things that seem simple, sometimes need to be taken in baby steps. Thanks for all the encouragement I've gained from reading others' blogs.