Sunday, 19 December 2010

Kid in a candy store

I have to make an embarrassing admission dear reader, I couldn't find any socks this morning before my run so grabbed the first pair I could find. These socks were a particularly old pair that I sometimes use for work.

So let's put 21 miles, snow, ice and wet feet and wonder why I have got blisters on my big toe and index toe with my feet feeling generally sore all over.

Now visualise a bored husband walking through the shops with his daughter and wife feeling tired and hungry because he hasn't eaten since his 21 mile, cold and wet run that morning. Now imagine his wife getting fed up with him grumbling and him being told to bugger off to the sports shop to look at stuff.

Yippee I went off and had a look around and have bought 3 pairs of socks and a nice new hat (my current one is an ex-Army woollen thing that shrinks in the wash). Now I can have warm ears and comfortable feet for a change.


  1. Oh yes, I can relate to this so well! Thank goodness for the sports and other interesting stores where we can get the shopping hours past us.