Why do I not run every day? I love it once I’m out there, but I’m so good at making excuses not to go... It’s too cold, it’s raining, , it’s too dark, my gear isn’t washed, look at the time it’s too late to go out now.. etc etc etc. Yet once I get my old carcass out the door it all melts away and I just enjoy the freedom and even the aches and pains (I’m alive). I’ve no explanation for it, am I so very lazy or do I need another target to aim for? Answers on a postcard please….
I digress. Saturday the sun was sort of shining so I headed over to the Parkrun in Dulwich – enticed over by the promise of cake (the run organiser was leaving for a different parkrun). First run of the week (see above excuses amongst others). But once that ‘GO’ went – I did and it felt soooo gooood. Took a while to warm up (as usual) but overtook one of the girls on the final lap (didn’t see her finish – hope she didn’t give up because of me!) Gave chase at the end to one of the elderly ladies whose rather good – didn’t catch her but didn’t expect to but followed her in within 5 seconds and she came up and shook my hand. Both too out of breath to say anything but that gesture meant a lot. No PB but was within a second of my St Albans record so I was well chuffed (I was holding myself up and not about to throw up – so that’s an improvement!). The cake was tasty too. Three ladies came in after me so not last either!
Sunday, just went for a little run around in Crystal Palace Park – the sun was shining and the sky was blue (sounds like a cue for a song!). Went round twice (4.5 miles in 55 mins). Even managed a little sprint on one of the flat straights which always gives me a tingle of excitement. So what’s my excuse today? I could come up with a huge list but boils down to laziness I guess. Perhaps I’ll break the mould and will get out there tomorrow.
Good luck to everyone in their training this week.
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