It’s time for my annual shoe week! Every year in November, when the days are short and dark and there’s nothing pretty to photograph, I do a week in shoes. This is just a small selection of the shoes we wear and the activities we do throughout the week. Needless to say, I could share several shoes per day.
Here’s our week in shoes…
Day 307 – Sunday 3rd November – Sunday is always my long run day. Usually I run with my husband, but he’s away in Krakow with my eldest today. I start marathon training again in January, so I’ve decided that, until then, I’m going to limit my Sunday runs to eight miles, rather than the 10 to 13 miles I’ve been doing of late.
Day 308 – Monday 4th November – back to school for the two kids. The house was quiet without them, but the headspace is much more conducive to work. Yes, my son’s school shoes are that dirty (and probably slightly damaged too) because he plays football in them every lunchtime.
Day 309 – Tuesday 5th November – my daughter’s last ballet class for a while. Panto rehearsals start next week, which means everything else has to go on hold.
Day 310 – Wednesday 6th November – my daughter has a jazz exam next week, so had an extra class today. It’s unfortunate that she will miss her last two classes due to panto rehearsals. These will also be her shoes for panto.
Day 311 – Thursday 7th November – athletics club for both kids today. They go at the same time on Tuesdays and different times on Thursday. These are my son’s long jump spikes.
Day 312 – Friday 8th November – my eldest has been at work for over two months now. He wears smart casual clothing for work – these are his work shoes.
Day 313 – Saturday 9th November – it’s been a long wait, but my son had his first rugby match since fracturing his pelvis today. He played for the third team (for years 11 to 13). If he hadn’t been injured, he would have played for the seconds or even the firsts. Hopefully he will at least get a second team match before the end of the season. The game went as well as we could have hoped. They didn’t win, but he managed a full game – pain free – he played brilliantly and he scored his team’s first try. Technically, these are football boots, but he wears them for both football and rugby.