I've been floating around since then, I went for a short run on Monday with husbando. Probably about 3.5 miles, in about 25/26 minutes (I forgot to take my watch!), and decided that yesterday would be one of my most hated things; a day off! The weather yesterday was lovely, so not running was really hard. Today however was a different matter. Overcast and slightly drizzly, I spent two hours walking around Farnham delivering leaflets for husbando's shop, came home had a banana, got changed and went for a run. I think I had wings on my back. I ran faster than I can remember for a long time. I averaged 8 minutes per mile over a distance of 5 and a half miles. It felt so good! I've no idea what was so different about today, but I hope it continues.
Sadly my beloved purple Asics Kayano 16s are headed for trainer heaven. My longest toes (not my big toe but the one next to it) have rubbed away the lining of the shoe and my toes are banging against the shoe - doesn't sound a huge deal, but it is quite painful. It started off just hurting when I was running, but I've done a fair few miles since I first noticed the problem, and now my toes hurt on both feet all the time. On a happy note, this means a shopping trip!