So after to struggling with the old trainers, today I truly committed to this training and invested in a brand new pair of Brooks.
I took myself on a visit to Run and Become and even had my gait analysis done....no idea.....from what I can work out this involved me running up and down the high street with my work trousers rolled up to my knee.
A big thank you to the staff who were very encouraging and super helpful, even if I did look ridiculous.
After 30 minutes of humiliation it turns out my feet seem to run quite central and don’t turn to either side. With all this running at least I get a night off from my training!
As well as my sparkly new trainers, I also invested in running socks, who knew they were so different to....socks, and also a pair of shorts. At least this way I won’t have to wear my cargo shorts any more.
I started to get a little excited about the running kit, and even had a feel of a few running tops, they definitely feel better than the one I found in my draw yesterday. That one was given to me by a supplier and would be more at home creating static electricity, I fear for an electrical shock if I wore it out in public, I have consigned it back to the draw of items that eventually make their way to the charity shop.
My wife, and training partner has indictated that our next walk/jog will be tomorrow and a chance to try out my new runners.
After 24 years of helping others to achieve their running goals - it is now my time.