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Shoe Overload

April 1, 2008 by Richard Wright in Journal, Life

Shoe Overload

Seeking out new running shoes yesterday, I had a momentary appreciation of how certain women feel when the prospect of shoe shopping arises. So many shoes, so little time to choose!

Fortunately, with my needs being practical rather than aesthetic, I was able to seek immediate assistance. My needs were for shoes made for running on roads and similar hard surfaces, for somebody slightly flat-footed. I knew the advice was good when the sales assistant walked me past all the hundred quid trainers, stating that they were for fashion rather than hard use, and walked me to a fifty quid pair. She even included the arch support inserts from a different trainer at no extra cost, because I’d mentioned flat feet. Good stuff, especially as I’m still pretty clueless about this sort of thing.

Now I’m tooled up, and the half marathon entry fee is paid for as of this evening. Already feeling the fear, thanks for asking…

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  1. TashApril 8, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    I was looking through my favourites and spotted you, haven’t looked at your blog in ages I’m afraid and you’ve been quite communicative!

    Glad to hear you are running a half marathon, Ian (boyfriend not brother) ran the London Marathon last year (not wanting to belittle your endeavours ;-)) and succeed with only three months training, so I’m sure you will do fine, especially with your new trainers (quite important I hear!).

    Speak soon Nx

  2. Richard WrightApril 8, 2008 at 5:31 pmAuthor

    Heh – thanks (though, erm, isn’t Ian a rugby playing sort, already in reasonable nick when he started?)

  3. JackieApril 28, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    What the…? Okay, I turn my back for five minutes (okay, five MONTHS, but who’s counting) and you’ve gotten yourself into a marathon?! Oh my. We clearly can’t leave you alone. 😉

    Seriously, good luck with this.

  4. Richard WrightApril 28, 2008 at 10:15 pmAuthor

    I can;t even begin to tell you how much I need it!

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