Miss Frugal isn’t unfit and she’s certainly not overweight but she does seem to have a bit of an aversion to organised exercise!
She has no problem spending hours doing all sorts of acrobatics on the trampoline, having a game of badminton in the back garden or playing rounders at the park. She loves horse riding, cycling, scooting and rollerblading and even enjoys a jog with our next door neighbour every now and again. But, ask her to do any sort of organised sport and she’s pulls that ‘Do I have to?’ face.
In fact she’s so bad that last term at school, they had to do cross country running and she actually came in last out of her class of 32 children – she told me that she simply had to stop running because she thought she could die if she kept running. Not that she’s a Drama Queen or anything!
So you’ll understand what I mean when I tell you that she wasn’t overly impressed this week when I told her we needed to get her a pair of trainers as wearing her Converse for PE was no longer going to be acceptable according to the very strict school uniform list that we’ve been issued with. She doesn’t really wear trainers and certainly didn’t want to have to think about the fact that real trainers mean that shes going to be expected to participate in actual sport when she starts her new school!
Luckily, the lovely people at JD Sports asked us if we wanted to review some trainers from their Back to School range so I didn’t have to drag her kicking and screaming into town to choose some because they have a great range online. Actually, their whole Back to School range is really good so it’s well worth checking out – I like how they have quite a wide variety of products to suit all budgets.
Miss Frugal spent a whole of three seconds looking at the page before settling on a pair of Pink and Black Nike Lunarglide trainers. I honestly think she just picked the first pair that she liked and then didn’t look at any others in protest that she was actually being forced to actually wear a pair of trainers! It’s such a hard life being an 11 year old!
The trainers came soon after and she tried her best to look uninterested when she opened them but by the time she had them on her feet she was a convert. She genuinely loves them – she says they’re way more comfortable than any of her other shoes and they do look amazing on. When I was helping her lace them up, I couldn’t help but notice just how lightweight the trainers are.
She’s had them on almost every day since she got them which is high praise indeed from someone who hated trainers until she tried these on!