Lyrics:- 'Ah ah ah, ah ah ah, ah ah ah, ah ah' - Tennant & Lowe
Song Choice:- Not a favourite track of mine from the 1987 album 'Actually', but one that gets firmly wedged in your mind if you are not careful. S-H-O-PP-I-N-G...
But most apt for today's blog as on a wet Sunday afternoon folk in Cardiff, seem to head into town for 'Recreation Shopping'. It's a pastime for many, as there is every major store imaginable including a favourite of mine, John Lewis.
Not because it's 'Never knowingly undersold' or that our one in Cardiff, is one of it's flagship stores that makes a good cuppa and butters a great scone. Nope, I love it for it's Car Park! And not because it's right under the store and therefore easy access to the whole of Cardiff's St. David's Shopping Centres. No...
It's because it has the longest, cleanest, flattest undercover concrete surface for Zimmer-Frame training for miles around. It's got everything I need right now. Widely marked pedestrian areas, safety painted with a non-slip paint and it has super-wide, 'Disabled Parking Bays'. Well, it's what you'd expect at John Lewis.
It's a perfect solution...So there's no actual S-H-O-PP-I-N-G required and training is dead cheap at £2 for up to two hours. Far longer than I can Zimmer right now!
Rory Coleman - 976 Marathons - 241 Ultras
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