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.