Monday, February 04, 2008

Keep on running

I went to get 'fitted' for some new trainers at lunch time. I refuse to go to that shop in Camden that makes you run up the road in them, so I went to JD Sports instead.

Of all the types of shop there are in the world, the sports shop is probably the type I've been in least. I may have been into more bra shops than sports shops. As you know, I'm not a sporty person, have no interest in sport and don't possess much - if any - sports wear. To me, the trainer is purely a comfortable fashion shoe.

So feeling fat, over forty and brave, I ventured in. Faced with a tsunami of footwear, and with music so loud I was surprised there wasn't a dancefloor, I didn't really know where to begin. So I asked.

I imagined a smirky 12-year-old would try to give me the hard sell while sniggering to his mates, but I was pleasantly surprised. A non-judgemental girl took me right to what I needed with minumum fuss. I'm now the trepidatious owner of a shiny new pair of black and blue Nike trainers. That's more like it.

On another note, are you a Lost fan? I thought last night's opener was rather flat. Let's hope it gets better of I'm off.


Valentine Suicide said...

Are you going to start running 5C? Or are they for the gym. I only ask because I've recently 'half taken up' half-running when I take my dogs out. People keep telling me I'll have a heart attack, which is somewhat off-putting

Five-Centres said...

It's for running, Val. Starts tomorrow.

Surely running means you WON'T have heart attack?

Ishouldbeworking said...

You WILL have a heart attack. But then you'll recover, be lovely and slim, and feel wonderful.