Excuses link – actually no, I’m not going to post an excuses link today. That may be a sign of progress, or that I think you’ll be fed up with me whinging by now. Although, it’s Day 4 and I’m still here. That’s a result!
Weather – dry, cloudy. allegedly 10 degrees, but that wind was quite chilly until I got warmer.
Food – well after lunch. Could now eat a horse between two mattresses.
AFO – not worn. Trainers and thick socks seems to be the answer, along with wearing AFO at all other times when I walk in the day. Jury is reaching a decision slowly. (AFO = ankle foot orthotic = plastic splint)
Route – even further along the cycle path. I’m starting to wonder whether I might reach the motorway bridge one day.
Dogshit – nil. Thought I had acquired some, but turned out not. Delighted.
Number of times nearly run over by cyclists irritated by me “running” on their path – none
Number of times cyclists politely dinged bells or shouted a greeting at me, enabling me to leap into undergrowth – four
Number of times recognised – none (hurrah!)
Plan – follow Runkeepers very slow 20 minute interval plan with 5 min warm up. 60 s steady, 90 s slow. Apart from teh bit where I was running up a decent slope, all the steady was faster than all the slow. I don’t really cope with hills. True when I’m cycling too.
Back/hip pain – fine.
Enjoyment – 10/10.
Shower – hot
Distance 1.74 miles, time 25:40 (misjudged the turn around point slightly, but only slightly)
Average Pace 14.47 min/mile. That’s more than 4mph. You have NO idea how proud I am of that. And you probably think I should be quite ashamed. I’m not, I am chuffed to bits.
Smugness level – Overload
Clerical collar – not worn
Deep profound thoughts whilst running – none. I can’t concentrate on breathing, staying upright, foot placement AND think higher thoughts all at the same time. Although I did get a nice opening for Sunday’s sermon on the Three Wise Men visiting Jesus – Epiphany. What do you take as a present for a new baby?