Day 9 of Juneathon will be remembered for me going for a run in Sutton Park, and then somehow managing to get completely lost. As I’m sat writing this I still have no idea how I got so impressively lost. I was scared for a few minutes before I realised that all I needed to do was run in a downhill direction and I would eventually find Bracebridge Pool. I also had my mobile phone with me so I could easily find out where I was #muppet
What would you do if you get lost in the middle of nowhere during a training run?
Once I had managed to work out where I was and was able to enjoy my run again, I had a few random thoughts:
- Brooks Transcend trainers are not designed for off-road/trail running.
- Sutton Park is an amazing running location, once you know where you are.
- Never, ever assume that slightly off-road routes will always be accessible, vegetation grows!
- The amount of dog shit in Sutton Park seems to be on the increase again.
- If I’m going to start running in Sutton Park again I need to find some trail shoes that support my left foot.
Unfortunately as I’m broke, I can’t afford to buy a pair of specialist trail shoes #thirdworldproblems
My lack of funds means that I wear my Brooks Transcends for every run I do, trainer rotation is not an option at the moment. After almost 150 miles the soles are worn and clearly nearing the end of their life. I doubt that I’ll buy more Transcends; they don’t last and at almost £150 were very expensive.
Top-left: Where the hell am I? Top-right: Pleased to be back in familiar surroundings. Bottom-left: Failed post-run photo and Bottom-right: I know where I am!!
I really hope that being broke and unable to replace my trainers doesn’t prevent me from running when my Transcends eventually do fall apart. I’ve already had to cancel both my running club and my tennis club memberships; I don’t want to have to stop running.
Perhaps I need to take up barefoot running…
Cumulative Juneathon Distance: 14.93 km.