Wednesday, 15 September 2010


Call me obsessed but I really wanted to go for a run tonight, bad toe or not. I decided the common denominator at the moment was my new running shoes that was causing the problem so tonight I decided to put on my old running shoes and see how far I could go before I had to turn back.

I had vaguely planned an 8 mile route which if I say was an extremely boring route as it was a "main road circuit" but about 1.5 miles into my run I saw a group of runners coming from the other direction one of whom shouted "Hello Jerry!" It was a bunch of my club mates going for a run having missed last night due to the inclement weather [wusses:-). ] The group comprised 5 ladies and 1 gentlemen and from a slower group but I was happy to join on with them for the company and also to give my toe a chance to have a workout.

So a pleasant saunter around the local area, no speed just a comfortable run until they decided to take a diversion through the local wooded park ( I had my headtorch!!!) about 400 yards into the wooded area there was a shrill scream from the woods which caused the ladies to scream in utter fright, me to laugh my head off at their reaction and for me to look around and them all holding hands and their pace now picking up to about 8:15 min/mile pace....absolutely hilarious and I stilll don't if it was an animal or kids mucking about.

We parted our ways a mile or so further down the road and I pegged off the last 3 miles to home. It appears that the combination of old shoes, taped foot and a gentle run have shown no ill effects. It seems my new shoes are to blame and I will have to review them soon.

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