You know... one of those 'running is like wading through neck-deep mud, backwards, blindfolded, whilst covered in treacle' days. Another of those days! Aaaaargh!!!
This evening's run was a stop-starty hilly affair, with my 8 year old coming along on his bike. He was absolutely bursting with energy. Me, not so much. In fact, not at all. Hold on... I can feel a list of runners' excuses coming on...
1. I didn't get enough sleep
2. I didn't eat the right foods
3. My calf muscles are feeling a bit stiff
4. It's too humid
5. It's too hot
6. It's the end of the week and I'm tired
7. I ran too much last week
8. I couldn't find my rhythm
9. It's my time of the month
10. DIDN'T YOU READ THE LAST ONE?!?!?! LEAVE ME ALONE!!!!!!!!!!
Okay, so it's quite a long list. And most of it is twaddle. I think that some runs, some days, some weeks are just a bit like this one's been. A survive it and move on week. I know as I approached my 100th day, everything felt a bit bleh then too.
Today's run went... up a hill... down a hill... up a hill... down a hill... up another hill... down a hill... up... down...
You can see I decided to go easy on myself?!?! And then when my little boy decided that he wanted to go up a steep hill just so he could ride down it full pelt... I decided that I was happy waiting at the bottom for him to do his crazy thing while I caught my breath.
He's now making me a cuppa cha. Train 'em young... train 'em young. :o)
Geeky stats stuff
|Avg Pace:||8:20 min/mi|
|Avg Moving Pace:||8:19 min/mi|
|Best Pace:||6:35 min/mi|