Last week, myself and Julie went to get kitted out for our London Marathon training. We were advised to go to Run For It in Townhead.
When we got there, we were seen to straight away by the resident podiatrist and sales assistant, who got us to go on the treadmill and, using specific software, was able to assess the way we ran and then issue us with the correct shoes for our feet, gait and running style.
We were then given advice on the types of leggings, shorts, tops and general equipment we would need. Again – spot on advice, all delivered in a very friendly way. Gels were recommended and after a 12.5 mile first post-New Year run, I was really impressed I had the energy to complete the distance with an uphill sprint finish.
The difference I have felt having the correct footwear is amazing. Thanks to Grant Nisbett for his kind donation of buying both Julie and I professional running shoes. Also a massive thank you to Sarah H, who has very kindly put us up in the Grand Park Hotel, Kensington, for the duration of our stay. I am extremely grateful for such generosity. Thank you both very much indeed.
Now that the first week of Marathon training is nearly over, I am excited about the rest. I have some great ideas when I am out pounding the streets and making myself stronger. Also a bit of Davie time is great. I think I may be getting the running bug which is great because hating the thought of 26 odd miles isn’t a good starting point.
Once we had all our kit, the manager at Run For It very kindly gave us a business-to-business discount of 15% which really helped. If you run and are a DMC student, then go see the team at Run For It in Townhead. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Mention DMC Fitness and receive your discounted rate.
If you would like an introduction to the team at Run For It, please contact me and I will sort it out.
I will be popping over to see the girls this week for compression socks, running gloves and hats and a box of energy gels.
Only a few more weeks to go and we will be there; pounding the streets of London and ticking another goal off our bucket lists.
To health, happiness and “Strength for Life”
Davie McConnachie, creator of DMC Fitness and Dynamic Mind Conditioning, is an expert health and wellness coach, multi-award winning motivational speaker, award-winning gym owner, writer and published poet.
Athletically, Davie has competed nationally in MMA, Boxing and Thai Boxing, and internationally in kettlebell sport. Davie enjoyed the London Marathon, several half marathons and is a regular mountain trekker.