So since this post, I’ve done my first 10km run, YAY!!

On Friday last week, a work friend and I met at the office literally at the crack of dawn, actually even before that.  We started our run at 6am and it was DARK guys, dark.  But it was so lovely to run together with somebody, not on my own for a change.  And we got to watch the sun rise.  I really felt so blessed.  The run was tough and I was in a lot of pain because I started getting blisters around the 4km mark 😦 😦 😦  But I persevered, and we got to the end of the run in 1.5hours.  It felt so good to have done it.  But that uncomfortable run prompted me to finally get off my b-hind and go shopping…FOR ME!

So I went to the mall during lunch on Friday and got new pants, shirts, socks and running bras (all from Mr Price Sport!).  Then on Saturday morning, I went to The Sweat Shop and boy was I impressed.  The lady who helped me was so great.  She did a proper analysis including letting me run up and down outside of the shop in different pairs of takkies, and after about 40minutes or so, I settled for my new pair of Asics.

Of course, I was so excited to run in all my new gear and so after giving myself a rest on Saturday, I did an 8km run yesterday morning.  What a difference it made!!  I was so excited, I actually forgot about my blisters which started flaring up after 4km again.  But what a difference it made to run in proper takkies.  The blisters caused me some discomfort, but the takkies really supported me well.  And not having to pull pants and bra straps up made the world of difference.

Now that I have all my “gear”, I am ready to tackle this running thing properly!!!

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3 responses »

  1. debraaukett says:

    Fabulous, well done on the 10km! And yay for new gear, that always feels like Christmas 🙂

  2. MamaCat says:

    Wow. You are doing so brilliantly.

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