I meant to buy some new shoes on Tuesday before I went to see Chris Finill speak about his Run Across America at Run and Become. But I got out of work late and didn’t have enough time before the talk to actually buy the shoes. With Friday off I thought I’d head back in to the city for a little shopping.
As always, excellent service and advice from Run and Become. I passed on the newest version since these were about half the price and slightly less ugly. And now that I have put them on Strava, I will be able to truly track the miles I have done in them instead of guessing when I hit 300 miles. When I was younger, I always thought my new shoes would make me faster. I hope that these ones will work the same.
I did almost 8 miles on Friday morning, pre shoe shopping. It’s the longest I have done in ages and it felt great. I can feel myself getting faster on both my long and short runs and the few extra miles are getting easier. I am trying to work out my A and B goals for both the Sidcup 10 and the Paddock Wood Half Marathon. They are a month apart and I haven’t really got beyond April with what else I am going to do.
I woke up early on Saturday and considered running parkrun but I couldn’t find my barcode. So I postponed my run till late morning and tried to bake my mother in law a birthday cake. It wasn’t a total disaster but it wasn’t great. A little too dense and I managed to dye my frosting Halloween orange. I’ve convinced myself that a KitchenAid might be the answer to some of my baking flops.
I did have so excellent help…
Saturday afternoon we had a late lunch at The River Cafe. Simply stunning food and location. I failed to take any photos but maybe I can use that as an excuse to go back. My mother in law was still raving about how great her birthday lunch was this morning.
Jantastic is working wonders. I would have found an excuse not to run this weekend because we had friends and family around. I needed to run both days to get to my four runs. Funny, you can find time if you try. Two great runs this weekend that I would have missed otherwise. My new shows must be working….