The shoes make the woman

When I went out to run just a short time ago, I wasn’t expecting it to be spectacular.  (I mean for heaven sakes I forgot to eat lunch again!)  I was doing it because I wanted to try out my new trainers and because I hadn’t been running

since the “5k.”  I was having a stressful day over a few things (issues w/ my research and something I was hopeful for fell through).  Nothing life altering, just annoying.

So I just went with it.  I mean how could I not when the sky looks like this?

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I have it set up so that I get a time each time I walk/run a kilometer.  The first one was 10:30 and I was slightly surprised, but I had been doing down a slight hill, so I didn’t really think anything of it.  I was in the shade at that point and it was beautiful and I was just running.

The second kilometer had me at 19 minutes and change into the run.  And whenever it told me my pace was in the 9 minute category, I was shocked.  I didn’t think I was running *fast* but I felt good.  I felt like my stride was not sluggish and dragging like it can be.  I felt strong.

I nearly fell over when the third kilometer had me at 8:24 min/kilometer.  I’m not a fast runner.  (Granted this isn’t fast- but in relation to a week ago when my times were in the 13 and 14 minute range…) I don’t claim to be; never have been and never will be Mo Farah out there in Kelvingrove park.  For me this was monumental.  I gave a little smile to myself and carried on.


It’s gotta be the new trainers, right?  (They felt amazing BTW and no shin splints!!!)

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So I ran 3.31 km in 32 minutes where as I ran 3.66 in 36 minutes on Sunday.  Had I realised I was that close to beating my time, I’d have kept on!

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Today, today I felt like a runner.


  1. 07/06/2013 / 20:15

    Psst..guess what? You are a runner! Happy New Shoesday x (is that Servalan? not sure about spelling)
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    • 07/06/2013 / 21:00


      Yes, that’s Servalan! I’d have preferred Avon but I couldn’t find a gif by the time I was done writing. 🙂
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  2. 07/06/2013 / 20:47

    It’s not the shoes, it’s the runner. Go you!

  3. Stephanie
    07/06/2013 / 21:19

    I’m glad the run went so well 😀

  4. 08/06/2013 / 14:12

    I love this! Just the idea of running makes me want to throw up, so anyone who runs at all is a runner in my book. I’m so glad you are seeing progress and feeling great about it. Be proud of yourself!

    Happy Sharefest!
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    • 08/06/2013 / 19:14

      Thank you! I’d rather go to spin class in all honesty, but I would rather be outside if it’s going to be nice.
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