Ever so slowly I have been bringing John over to the dark side, aka running. We started out with running to the gym, then running a different way to the gym that is a little longer, and yesterday he took the biggest plunge of all and got some proper running shoes. Which were then put to the test during the Wednesday night group run at the Running Fit HQ. I think 4 miles might have been too much for the running newbie but he was a good sport and put up with it admirably. Though he and his quads might beg to differ by the end of today.
When he was in the process of being fitted for new shoes, the salesguy asked him if he was training for anything. He said, "No," and I interjected, "He's training to keep up with me."
At the same time he bought the shoes I slipped a copy of Chi Running into the pile. I want to learn everything I can about it.
I also convinced him he had to have a pair of SmartWool socks, because, well, they rule.
And so it begins...