On Sunday I took my new Asics out for a test-run and couldn’t believe the difference they made.
My shins love them. Actually I think my shins have been having special thoughts about them, there’s no way I’d leave them in the same room together un-chaperoned, let’s just put it that way. They certainly aren’t going up to my bedroom to listen to the Top 40 on the Radio; I can tell you that for nothing.
They do need to loosen a little at the sides as at the moment they are rubbing a little and did give me blisters, but I believe they will soften.
The thing is – just two months after I started this challenge and with a whole month to go – I just went out and ran 9Km, that’s over 5 and a half miles! I’m so proud of me I could burst.
Now don’t be too impressed, it took a while. I think I was out running for most of the afternoon; it certainly felt like at least one Season changed while I was out there but the thing is I kept going. I may have been running slower than Stephen Hawkins with a flat battery but I was running.
And so I am very happy today. My feet are mildly blistered and my thighs are aching constantly but my shins never felt a thing. My shins are laughing. I know I can do the distance and now I just need to find some speed so that I can finish the run in the same month I start it in.