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This is a question Sporting Woe

In which we ask a bunch of pasty-faced shut-ins about their exploits on the sports field. How bad was it for you?

Thanks to scarpe for the suggestion.

(, Thu 19 Apr 2012, 13:40)
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10 k not so fun run.
So I decided I'd do my bit for charity and run 10k before getting hammered in a pub. Done a few k on a treadmill to get used to running again and found it no problem. I was told though by several members of staff that I should get a pair of proper shoes. But hey what the hell do gym staff know my little runners will be fine...


6k in I felt like someone was hitting the soles of my feet with sledgehammers, my socks (cheap and thick in much the same way many of my ex's were) started clumping around my toes creating blisters that Sir Hillary couldn't climb. So I was forced to stop by the nearest bin to catch what little breath I could manage.

There must be a better way i thought and in my oxygen depleted state i decided to remove my socks letting my feet breath and giving the blisters room so as not to rub and spew gunk when they burst. So dumping said socks in the bin I put my shoes back on and started running.

Oh how great did it feel, the air rushing through my piggys, the feel of the ground, the freedom to move.... the agonising pain shooting up my legs through the shins and up my spine.

Removing the socks was the worst thing i could have done. No more padding just a few mm of rubber in my sole as protection and I was surrounded by 3000 people and with me being stubborn (bulls have been heard to comment that someone in the herd is as stubborn as danniemcq) I just had to keep running for another 4k.

By the end of the 10k I had popped every blister, cut every toe, had both feet swollen and shins like bamboo.

The pints after were excellent though.

length? 10km
(, Thu 19 Apr 2012, 16:39, 3 replies)

I salute your bravery, if not your stupidity.
(, Thu 19 Apr 2012, 20:55, closed)
I'd say
more stupidity than bravery, knees haven't been the same since.
(, Wed 25 Apr 2012, 9:01, closed)
My favourite 'length?' sign-off to date.

(, Fri 20 Apr 2012, 20:56, closed)

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