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Marathon Man

So I decided that enough was enough.

Sitting on a high stool in a bar, talking about getting fit "soon", wasn't really getting me anywhere.


It was time to take the plunge and go.....running.

I found this website that promised that you could run 5k non-stop within two months of starting the program - and you didn't have to pay over any money, take any drugs, promise any sexual favours, or sign up to any religion.


Brimming with enthusiasm, I made my way to a local sports shop, and left with a pair of Nike Air shoes for €60.

I have no idea if these are the correct shoes for my feet or for what I'm trying to achieve, but I guess any cramps and blisters will tell their own tale.


I hadn't really realised that feet came in so many shapes and sizes until I had a read up on "picking the right running shoe" after I'd bought these ones. A few miles down the road and they seem to be ok so far.

Anyway, I think I've got pretty normal feet. Maybe I should post a shot in the foot fetish groups to get some wider opinions.


Now, off for that run.



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Taken on February 17, 2010