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The dog ate my homework!

I have lots of equally good excuses why I didn’t get up early this morning and go to a cold frosty parkrun nor go out and do my long run.  Instead I slept until 10am and didn’t get dressed until after noon.  It wasn’t really because I was feeling lazy and a little fuzzy from an excess of vino last night.  No I (also) have sensible excuses such as my quads were sore from enjoying a good sprint yesterday and I’m getting a few aches in my left hip flexor which was the source of my injury problems last summer which made me have a lazy day.

However it’s Janathon so I still had to run (even if I’d now better ease off the speed work and take care on pushing my mileage) so by 4pm I was feeling guilty, warmer and less achy so I hung my garmin on the kitchen window to get a signal, grabbed my flourescent yellow long sleeve top, hat and gloves and went out for an easy plod.

As usual once out and moving I enjoyed it.  I went out to run 3 miles but extended my loop as I went.   It was just still daylight and the lights were coming on everywhere as the sun had set and London seemed to be waking up and coming out for the evening. A crisp cold evening after a sunny day.  It must have been cold because my hat stayed on and my gloves lasted 25 minutes! I  ran a few new roads and my Bee Gees soundtrack was perfect to go with the shop and street lights at dusk and the busy streets as I strutted my stuff to Nights on Broadway and Night Fever down Gloucester Road!

4.62 miles in 45.42 mins

2 weeks of Janathon completed  56 miles.

Author: fairweatherrunner

West London fair weather runner, British Military Fitness fan, mother of teenage sons and drinker of wine. Sometimes found on the Isle of Wight.

6 thoughts on “Excuses

  1. 10 o’clock why thats almost the afternoon. Well done for getting out there eventually.

  2. Well done – I think getting out in the cold was almost as bad as going out in the storms last week!

  3. This weather is cold but lovely to look at! Well done on your run. Sounds like you really enjoyed it. 🙂

  4. Sounds like a lovely lazy day and, you still got your run in, result! Great mileage so far 🙂

  5. Getting out the door is always the hardest part…well done on a good effort!

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