Resistance isn’t futile

Aarrgghh, Tracey emailed me this afternoon and asked me if I wanted to go for a drink after work but I had my serious training head on and declined, citing serious training head on reasons and not wanting to mess up my new serious training schedule type thing in its first week. I then obviously spent the rest of the afternoon wanting to go for a drink, but I was strong and I resisted. I think I must be getting old or something.

My resistance paid off too, as I went for a two mile run this evening and took on board what one of the women from the running club said about tweaking my running and pushing myself a bit further (yes, sometimes I do listen to what people say. Not often though, heh heh) and so I went a bit faster than usual and managed to shave about a minute per mile off my pace. Woo, go me!

Tomorrow’s serious training schedule type thing is to go to the pub. It doesn’t actually say that but it will when I cross out the word “rest” and write “pub” in it’s place for the next 8 Fridays πŸ™‚ But it is very important to go to the pub tomorrow as the Intrepid Fox in Soho is shutting down and as anyone with any knowledge of the rock scene will know, that is the end of an era. Probably the biggest end of an era since, um, the last big end of an era.

So if I’m hungover in a major way and don’t run before Sunday and therefore don’t blog – joggerblogger, have a great half-marathon on Sunday and good luck!

Which reminds me, Gary said I should do a half-marathon so I said, no it’s too far, and he said but you’ve gone from 50 yards to 5 miles in eight months so it’s not out of the question, so I said oh, ok then, this time next year I’ll do a half-marathon. Why do I keep letting myself get talked into these things? Sigh.

Miles: 2.15
Total time: 22:26
Average pace: 10:26 minute/mile
Average speed: 5.7mph
Max speed: 9.1mph
Total calories: 189
Weather: 69F
Invitations to the pub turned down: 1
Days without pizza and chocolate: 14
Pixies – Debaser
Scissor Sisters – The Skins
The Rolling Stones – As Tears Go By
Bobby Conn – Maria B
Pixies – Holiday Song
Primal Scream – Higher Than the Sun


  • Can’t believe the fox is closing… last time we went was Feb :-/ haven’t been down south for a couple of months. Have a last drink for me πŸ™

    You will have to come up north and do the Robinhood next year – πŸ™‚

    Have a good ‘un and see you on the flipside of the weekend and hangover.

  • I’ll have a last drink for you and I’m sticking to vodka tonight too, is lime and soda in it ok? πŸ™‚

    Have told another friend I’m doing a half next year, so there’s no going back now, uh oh.

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