I use the treadmill a lot, it fits in with my week, and as I don't like running alone in the dark it's a god send. I always try to get out into the fresh air if I can, but running on a treadmill is better than not running at all I think
I bought some new running shoes recently, and the shop (Sweatshop) assistant told me to go for half a size bigger than I usually wear, this has had a big impact on reducing the footpain that I used to suffer with.
I got some new running shoes a few weeks ago from Sweatshop and they too were brilliant. The girl spent an hour with me and measured my gait etc too. I ended up with a pair of Mizunos having had Asics before. They also have an offer where if you don't like the shoes you've bought or they're not right for you once you start using them you can take them back and they'll swap them up to one month after you've bought (and used!) them, which is great.
Hope the new shoes help you to get closer to that 10k
Well done Jae! 5 miles is a landmark isn't it! You'll nail your 10k too without doubt!
I haven't even considered a run longer than 10k! As for a half marathon, it's never entered my head, I still think I'm mad for attempting 10k, but I'm determined to do it, mainly to prove it to myself and I'm starting to look forwards to my runs which is a big breakthrough, up until now I've endured them.