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You aren't kidding about the poor customer service from Sports Direct, I ordered a top from them on the 1st January and I still have no idea where it is, nor can I get an update. Unfortunately I paid by card rather than PayPal making it a little more awkward to do anything about it, so I'm going to give it another week before initiating a chargeback.
So I'm still borrowing OH's top! I may have hit the limit of my calves though on the last run as I have issues with very tight calf muscles which I'm working on with the chiropractor. This is basically the reason why I've never considered myself a runner in the past! I was able to pause for a stretch and massage which let me finish the workout and it's back to the chiro in just over a week. If needs be I'll drop back in the plan so my legs can cope and I don't injure myself, but I'm not stopping now I've started.
OH went to a large Sports Direct store in person and bought me the top. I ended up getting a refund for the online order at their instigation. I'm no longer suffering from a cold back when running. Next on my shopping list; a hi viz coat and a head torch. I may possibly have "the bug" and don't like being restricted to going out at weekends/in lunch breaks.
Yesterday I had to race the sunset home (I walked up and did Couch25K back from my destination). I did Week 5 day 2 - warm up + 5 run, 3 walk, 8 run, 5 walk, 5 run + cool down. I actually had to extend my route as I was partway through the 5 minute walk and realised I wasn't going to fit the run in. This is good because it means that I either miscalculated the distance door-to-door or my pace is reasonable. My ultimate goal is to run both ways in under an hour, so that looks to be very achievable.