Weather – cold, raining a tiny bit. Or sleeting. Hard to be sure. But due to be freezing, dark and sleeting later, so I took the better option. Everywhere else seems to have snow, so counting my blessings
Food – Ran mid morning. Fine.
Route – Cycle path and back.
Number of cyclists – none
Number of people who said “hello” – none. No people about. Lovely.
Plan – follow Runkeepers 5 min warm up. ((90 s steady, 90 s slow, 3 mins stead, 3 mins slow.)) repeat 3 times. Did you see that? 3 minutes jogging. That was the plan.
How was it? Loved it. Just loved it. Did it, even the first 3 minutes up a hill (the bing to stop came just at the point where I had decided that when I reached this point I was stopping regardless.) The cold cooled me down, so did the rain. Loved it.
Distance 2.22 miles (did you see that? More than 2 miles!) ; Total time 32:01 min; pace 14:26. (Did you see that pace? For me, that’s amazing!)
Back/hip pain – none, but made a point of wearing AFO for rest of day whenever walking
Enjoyment – 9/10, much more fun going home than out (that’s because it’s downhill on the way back!)
Shower – Oh, boy, that was gooooooood.
Smugness level – A reminder that the The Rev’d Claire Scale of Smugness runs from “Quite smug”, through “Quietly Smug”, “Nah Nah Na-Nah Nah”, “I’M SMUG”, “Ha in your face” to “Astronomically, Unpleasantly smug”. Today, “Astronomically, unpleasantly smug” or, as I tweeted when I got back “More smug than a smug thing on the day of smugness”. And I still am. Until trying to repeat this tomorrow?
Clerical collar – not worn
Sad to see this post from lovely encouraging Paul.