7:30 on a Saturday morning? What’s one of them then?

Eek, have I gone mad? Due to lack of alcohol and an early night last night, meant I was up at 6:15 this morning and at 7:30 decided to go for a run. Had decided just to do a quick mile as I don't usually run two days in a row due to fear of overdoing it and getting injured but thought a quick mile wouldn't hurt but it turned into 4 and a half laps of the park.

Was a surprisingly easy 2 miles too and didn't once feel like stopping, although I'm not usually a morning runner. Still not going to start running before work though as I'd have to wash my hair afterwards and I can't be bothered to do that in the morning. Am feeling guilty now as I'm going to the hairdressers later and they're going to have to wash the greasy mop on top of my head, oops!

I had the park to myself until the last lap when two dog walkers turned up. Spoilt it for me as I was in a little world of my own with my music blaring into my ears and could have kept on going but when I saw them it brought me back down to earth so decided to make it my last lap.

Oh and by the way, I've decided today is "leave a comment day". Some of you do (you know who you are) and I'm grateful for that but to you people who land on here and maybe read a bit, go on, don't be shy, say something! You don't even have to register. Then again, even my friends don't leave a comment. They don't even read my blog. They say "how's the training going?" so I say "if you read my blog you would know" then they say "can I have the link again?" Sigh. At least I get to talk about them without them knowing I suppose. Heh heh.

Miles: 2.10 miles
Time: 20:23
Average pace: 9:43 minute/mile
Average speed: 6.2mph
Max speed: 8.1mph
Calories burnt: 187
Music: Primal Scream
Dog walkers ruining my anti-social behaviour wanting the park to myself: 2


  • Rise and shine ๐Ÿ™‚ it’s good to get out early now and again… I didn’t though, unlike you I had vodka and ended up getting up at 7.00am to an over enthusiastic young one bouncing all over the place as she has a DS game ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a good weekend ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Feel like falling asleep now, I don’t even get up for work ’til 7:50! I only have a cat to wake me up but she doesn’t usually get up ’til I do.

    You have a good weekend too ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Just dropped by from the Runs Like a Girl blog. I’m new to regular running and just looking for a little inspiration. I’ll be reading more in the future. Thanks!

  • Hi Shiny!

    Its smallmouse off the forums at DB! God that sounds weird! Anyway, just thought I’d pop up to say hello and well done on all the running! How do you get motivated? I would love to be motivated enough to go running but I just feel so tired all the time!!

    Keep up the good work!

  • Hi Lisa, thanks for visiting!

    I don’t know how I get motivated, sometimes I can’t be bothered but if I’ve said to myself that day that I’m going for a run then I do, I always (well, 99.9% of the time) feel loads better for getting out there, even if it’s a feeble effort ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Hi, several years too late, but I’m leaving a comment (this was actually the day before my wedding day, and it’s taken me this long to recover, which is why the comment is so late…) I was just wondering if you started running before or after you stopped smoking, and did you notice rapid increases in fitness after stopping?

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