An easy 75 minute run.
That was today’s activity on my running programme.They don’t really look like they belong in the same sentence do they. 75 minutes and easy run. And I wouldn’t say it was easy peasy but I did it. It was a bit like waking up and discovering you had to run a marathon that day.
Anyway, the reason I had to go to the shops last week and have my eyeballs exposed to vast quantities of floral fabrics was because I needed new running shoes. Buying shoes for me is always a disappointing activity for two reasons. One is because I have possibly the narrowest foot in Australia. A shoe salesman once said to me – don’t ring the Guinness Book of Records just yet, but you’re getting close. The shops here only like to stock width C but I’m an AA so nothing fits. I usually get Emjay to send me a pair of sandals from the USA each year for summer.
But I thought I’d go to the athletes foot because he says on the ad that he’s never met a foot he couldn’t fit. And when I got there I discovered that they stock one pair of shoes in AA width. It was an exciting moment. I think its the first time I’ve ever put on a pair of shoes that felt snug around my foot.
The second reason I have trouble buying shoes is because I have this little extra bone thing in my foot. Well I think its extra, no one else in my family has it so either they’re all abnormal or I am. So I think everyone has the big sort of ankle bone on the outside but then I have this little knob of bone joined to it down lower. And its right where the top of a shoe sits. Buying school shoes used to be a bastard. That hard leather edge rubbing away on it.
But anyway now I have running shoes that almost fit. Now I just need to get decent socks. Nothing worse than getting twenty minutes into an hour long run and discovering your socks have a lumpy seam. Or even worse is when you discover you have creeping undies on and you spend the whole time fishing them out of your bum.
I think I need a nap now. And some food. I’m bloody starving.