With just two weeks to go until the London Marathon, I have been making sure the kit I will run in on the day is, comfy, non rubbing and ready to go.
Firstly I have been wearing in my new Nike trainers
aren’t they lovely, comfy too which is important I guess, as well as beauty although this is a close run thing! Trouble is when they get wet the dye transfers to my socks
which is why these have a slight pink tinge to them. These I hope will be kind to my feet with little help from my new friend….
this stuff is great, I used if for the first time last week and no rubbing-anywhere. Yes Vaseline would do the trick, but this is so much better.
Slight disaster with the event clips
you will notice 4 fronts, three backs, one back has vaporised, one minute it was in my hand, the next gone, I worked on the theory that it would ‘turn up’ but nope. Fortunately I have spotted an event clip stand at the Expo so will be popping in there.
My trusty Ron Hill leggings, although hole and wear free, have just been washed far too much and had a certain unpleasant stiffness about them. They have been replaced with a softer, brighter pair
quite pleased and totally unplanned that they match my trainers.
Lastly the top. (I will spare you the underwear choices, you’re welcome) Having gained the club place, this means unfortunately that I need to wear a club top. I say unfortunately for two reasons 1) The club colours are the same as Manchester United’s and black and red are so not my colours! 2) The club vest is I am sure made of hessian, I wore it for a 10k run and the chaffing was horrendous, after 26 miles I fear my arms would have sheered off! The club t-shirt is far nicer but if its warm being black will be too warm. I hatched a cunning plan and it involved the sewing machine. Take one men’s small shirt
cut off the sleeves, scoop the neck line, take the piping out from the sleeves sew round the arm holes and hey presto two days later
I just hope it holds up!
Not long now.