It’s a bank holiday Monday! Yay! I’ve caught up on my sleep, I’ve done my weekend chores and a few more, and spent time with the family. I have set aside Monday for me.😎
Currently I’m sitting in bed having a cup of tea and catching up with my blog ( having emerged victorious from a minor skirmish in ‘The Internet Wars – the battle for bandwidth’. The boy has engaged in some guerrilla tactics, sneaking around and putting devices into ‘airplane mode’)😆😆
I had planned for myself a trip into the city to do some shopping. Honestly I do need shoes. Some of my favourites are worn out with constant wear and I need to replace them. I also need running shoes and I have promised myself a new pair.
I did buy a new pair just after Christmas, they were to be my marathon shoes. 😥 When I bought them, the shop assistant advised me to buy a half size bigger than my normal size, and I ended up buying a half size bigger than my old trainers, which presumably were already a half size bigger but I hadn’t realised. Anyhow I think that they are too big. When I’m going for a longer run, I always choose my old shoes. Now they are getting holes in the side where my little toe is, partly rubbing from the inside, but partly due to abrasion from the outside from when I’m putting my feet into rocky places, y’know scrambling over dry stone walls or along a rocky trail. I suppose that when they are actually falling apart you need to replace them.
I do have some trail shoes which are tougher, but they aren’t so good on the road and even when I run off road I usually have a couple of miles on the road to do to get there so I tend to choose my faves. Maybe the ‘new’ shoes will come into their own in winter – I can wear them with some thick socks.
So do I take :
Option 1 – spend about 90 minutes/ 2 hours doing hair and make up transforming myself into a well groomed ‘woman who shops’. Then drive to Manchester to shop
option 2′ go for a bit of a run then quick shower, normal messy haired self, go to Manchester for a smaller trip to shop in the pm and risk being frustrated because I need time to look at EVERYtHiNG and think about it before I decide what to buy ( this is why I normally shop alone. I’m a nightmare)
option 3 go for a long run, then nip into the local town where I have noticed there is an ‘up and running’ to get some new running shoes
I opted for 2. Reminding myself that if you haven’t got time to do the long run you said you wanted to, it’s better to stop procrastinating and do a short one instead then at least you achieve something. Actually by the time I got back the sun was out and I wished I’d gone for the long run! But I went to the shops as decided -I had been looking forwards to it for a while. Sure enough, It was pleasant but I didn’t find any great shoes!
I still have my trip to the running shop to look forwards to☺️