Today is a sad day. the fact that my plantar fasciitis is flaring up when I run means it’s time to send my trainers to the big running club in the sky.
I always find this moment a bit sad. We’ve spent hours together; overcome obstacles, suffered pain and discomfort, laughed, cried, felt pride – and of course run a really long way.
This particular pair of shoes have run in four continents – the Americas, Asia, Australasia and Europe. They’ve run past Big Ben, The Sydney Opera House, The Magic Kingdom castle and the Eiffel Tower. They’ve taken me through the Disneyland Half Marathon, the Disneyland 10km, the British 10km, two paint splattered colour runs and a trip round London Zoo – plus all the miles of training doing that takes. I’m going to miss them.
We just went on our last run together – 40 minutes past the fields and now it’s time for them to leave. Run In Peace little New Balances.