Back to it… With the Garmin Forerunner along for the ride (well run… Ok walk!) And I hate my running shoes too.

So I haven’t posted in over a week (I think) and that’s purely because I haven’t done any exercise as such in that time. It is almost the end of the school year and I have avoided nearly all of the nasty bugs, viruses, colds etc that have done the rounds up until now that is. This nasty bug that I’ve had has left me totally exhausted after work and going to the gym or running was out of the question. But I felt much better today so made myself go to the gym to see what I could do. And to test out my new baby – the Garmin Forerunner 15 (and foot pod)


I wore it at work today and everyone kept wanting to know how many steps/miles I had covered. During the school day I walked 2 miles and half of the day I was sat down, so I can’t wait to see how much I cover on a ‘normal’ day.

I spent roughly 40 minutes at the gym and ran/walked 2.22 miles which isn’t much. I was trying to push myself to run for as long as I could and then for half a mile or a quarter of a mile. It was tough and I’m quite disappointed that I didn’t run as much as I wanted. Running madimagee me cough, which then made my mouth dry and it also made my nose run. So all in all that wasn’t pleasant.

Then comes the running shoe issue. I have 2 blisters again. In the same place as before. This is after I relaced my shoes and wore running socks too. I think these running shoes may be heading for the bin. After I had done about a mile I felt that horrible burning type of sensation and knew I would have blisters. Just maybe not quite that big.


Today I covered 4.75 miles and took 11054 steps. I wonder what I will manage tomorrow?

So I got myself back to the gym which is a plus and I used my forerunner 15 and footpod which are positives.

I’m starting to wonder if I’m being too ambitious in thinking I can run a half marathon in March.

Do do you use a running/gps watch? I think I’ve fallen in love with mine at the minute!

K x

I’m raising money for The Matt Hampson Foundation by taking part in 2016 adidas Silverstone Half Marathon. If you would like to sponsor me visit

9 thoughts on “Back to it… With the Garmin Forerunner along for the ride (well run… Ok walk!) And I hate my running shoes too.

  1. You are not being too ambitious thinking you can run a half marathon in March – March is still a good distance away and you will improve in that time as long as you keep going. Just find a good (realistic) training plan and stick with it and you’ll have no problems 🙂 good luck!


  2. Thank you! 🙂 I think I’m maybe feeling sorry for myself as I couldn’t do that much last night, forgetting fhat I haven’t been very well and I’m still getting over a cold/virus.

    And at least each workout or run is a step in the right direction.


  3. It would be a good idea to get some hair analysis done if you decide to buy new trainers.. or at least have it done so they can check out if you’re current trainers are right for you.. I recommend a shop called running fox in Loughborough but that’ll probably be too far for you!! I also have the forerunner 15 and love it!!


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