Without wanting it to, walking has become my #1 maternity leave pastime. I've always been a fan of walking, but I now seem to be spending an inordinate amount of time pounding the streets with my pushchair.
This isn't for fear of getting the bus (although I have yet to get the tube with a pushchair - full-on fear still reigns on that front). It's simply easier, means LTO is more likely to go to sleep, and reduces my guilt levels about the vast quantities of cake I seem to consume on a daily basis.
As great as this is for saving on bus fares and burning off those extra pounds that are still lingering, it presents a rather large challenge:
What to wear on one's feet.
All my shoes are completely unsuitable for the ridiculous distances I seem to cover. Flip flops, ballet pumps and plimpsoles all look great but mean I end up with very sore feet, legs and back, and get out of bed like an old lady in the morning.
As someone who used to compete in triathlons before I got pregnant, this does not make me happy.
The solution: I have resorted to wearing my running trainers.
This has never been a look I've wanted to channel (apologies to all those from North America who may not understand why I have such a problem with this), and I really don't dig it, but needs must.
As much as this seems to be improving my physical well-being, it doesn't do much for the Grazia-reading part of me who would really rather leave the house feeling a least vaguely attractive.
So my question is:
Is there an alternative?
Answers on a postcard please.