All together now … ” RUNNING!”
They should not be taken on holiday and worn for the following activities:-
Sightseeing around Liverpool
Visiting Antony Gormley’s sculpture “Another Place”
Seeing red squirrels at National Trust Formby
Walking in the Lake District
Driving a canal boat
And certainly not pushing open lock gates on the canal. (No photos of that one -sorry).
I think it was the last one that particularly broke the arch support in my running shoes (although along with opening and closing the lock gate paddles it was a great upper body workout). All I know is my plans of running up and down the tow path never materialised, and my first couple of runs back home left me with knee and shin twinges. Getting injured just seems so stupid and such a waste of time, so I immediately ordered myself a new pair of trainers and didn’t run until they arrived.
The good news is that two runs in my new shoes and I’ve had no more twinges or aches. Also the oh-so-pink shoes that I’ve always hated have now been replaced by a very stylish black and purple great-for-winter pair.
The bad news is that I missed getting one last long run in before Chippenham Half Marathon on Sunday 7th September. I struggle with long runs in the Summer holidays but this year I played it safe and I decided not to run. Yes I could have run and made it round I’m sure, but my shins were saying “at what cost to us, eh?!”
Risk averse? Probably. Cowardly? Don’t think so. Sensible? I guess so. Sigh.
I know how to cheer myself up – I’ll enter another race!