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Delayed Run with Grumbling Tum

Razouski
Razouski

I had a bed delivery this morning and was informed it would be between 7.30 and 9.30, so decided when I awoke a 6.30 that it was probably best not to warm up and head out for my 10km just yet, as knowing my luck if I were still huffing and puffing at 7.35 they would come and go before I got back. I would run after, not such a bad plan I thought.

But my mouth and stomach got completely confused. “Ok, so if you’re not running, where’s breakfast?” yelled my empty stomach at 7am. Pretty soon after my lips were wingeing about the fact there had been no second cuppa yet. And that’s why I usually run first thing. I can’t cope with running after eating, and the risks of running with too much fluid on board don’t need sharing with you all. 🚽😉

So I tried hard to distract my moaning digestive system, ignoring the rumbling noises emanating from my tummy, and getting on with dismantling the bed that was being replaced. 7.30 still no sign of the delivery van... but the smell of toasted bagel wafted temptingly under my nose. Thank you daughter for being so understanding (NOT), especially as the bed was for her. 😡

Further attempts at distraction included planning a menu of Indian food for some vegetarian friends I’m entertaining on Saturday. Perhaps this wasn’t such a good idea, as I was now feeling decidedly peckish. Surely the van would be here soon. But 8 o’clock ticked by... then 8.30... then... yep, you guessed it. The delivery eventually arrived at 9.28. 😡My stomach thought my throat had been cut, and was seriously miffed, grumbling audibly as I opened the door to the bed men.

And then, of course I had to stay while they not only delivered the bed frame, but put it together too. In an attempt to be cheery, I found myself offering them a cup of tea and a biscuit and nearly succumbed myself.

But at last they were out the door around 10.00 and I followed suit after some dynamic stretches around 10.15. It was still fairly cool, and once I started the warm up walk I was able to forget about breakfast, or the lack of it. And actually I had a fairly good run. I had a couple of moments when my legs had had enough, but a helpful track on my Ska/ Two Tone playlist kept me going.

Rudy a Message to You, soon evolved (despite the Specials lack of rhyming).

🎶

Stop your puffing around

Better run like you could girl

Keep on running straight out

Soon you’ll be far from town.

🏃🏽‍♀️

Razzy

A message to you, Razzy,

A message to you.

🏃🏽‍♀️

Legs stop fooling around.

Keep on going you could now.

Time for striding right out

Else you’ll run like a snail.

🐌

And it certainly did the job, as by the time I got to 10k I realised I had beaten my newly established PB with a time of 56.15

😁

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misswobble
misswobbleGraduate10

😁. Perfect lyrical accompaniment there. Deliveries just do one’s head in 🙂. It’s the powerlessness that gets you 😁

Still, you got your run before midnight 💪👍😃

Razouski
Razouski
in reply to misswobble

Yes, I hate the waiting around and not really being able to get anything done in case they arrive while I'm in the midst of something.

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10
in reply to misswobble

Not to mention they always arrive when you’ve finally taken a chance and gone to.the loo.

misswobble
misswobbleGraduate10
in reply to FlickM3

That happens all the time and I swear folks know you’ve just got in the bath grrrr

Razouski
Razouski
in reply to misswobble

I think there is a sensor which alerts them when you go into the bathroom, then they time it just so it's most inconvenient. LOL

pinkaardvark
pinkaardvarkGraduate10

Fab time Razouski. Maybe your a lunchtime runner :) or at least a brunchie ;)

I don't think so... I think this was probably a one off. It just didn't seem right running so late.

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate10

Wow - that’s fast! Well done! Hope you’ve had time to eat something now...😃🏃‍♀️❤️🍳🥖🍌🍏

Hydrated and brunched. Thanks.

WOW. that’s just amazing.

You just seemed to thrive on hassel and stress and just prevail.

I would have thrown my toys out of the pram.🙈😂

Hope you are good and it’s amazing how you can get into your zone with your running.💥🏃‍♀️💥

Razouski
Razouski
in reply to Tbae

I don't know about thriving on stress, as I was really reluctant. But I was happy with my time. I'm finding it quite tough running in the heat, so this was a bonus. :-)

Tbae
Tbae
in reply to Razouski

However and whatever switch you throw , I want one.🤔

On reflection it is not just the switch I need.🙈😂

Take good care of you. 💥🏃‍♀️💥

orangeguy
orangeguyGraduate10

56.15? . . . wow!!, well done thats an amazing time, you must be jet powered! 👍😃

Razouski
Razouski
in reply to orangeguy

Jet powered 😂😂😂😂

I don't think so - I think the Ska/Two tone music helped a lot though. I now need to find a new playlist as I've used that one quite a lot now.

orangeguy
orangeguyGraduate10
in reply to Razouski

I guess you keep having to find shorter playlists, you'll be lucky to get through a complete album at this rate! 😂😂😂

Razouski
Razouski
in reply to orangeguy

😂😂😂

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate10

Absolutely brilliant time Razouski! I can't exercise after I've eaten either so I feel your pain ☹️

paulanoo
paulanooGraduate10

I sped read your first sentence and thought "she went for a run after delivering a child - surely not her own?". My amazement only increased when I realised that you run without food. I can't do that - need a slice of bread or a yogurt or a banana or something before setting off.

Glad you did your run in such a great time and no small humans were involved in the process.

Razouski
Razouski
in reply to paulanoo

Good Lord paulanoo the thought of running after giving birth makes me feel quite unwell.

😂

paulanoo
paulanooGraduate10
in reply to Razouski

It was that grumbling tum reference that confused me 😳

Sarakc
SarakcGraduate10

Very well done!! Brilliant time! I love your song lyrics, they have me in stitches!!! 😀

So annoying waiting in for deliveries etc!! Especially when there’s runs to do!!!😂

At least 2nd daughter is now happy to have a nice new bed.

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10

I got very confused by your first paragraph. Memories of my home birth 38 years ago sprang to mind.

I’m glad you finally got your run, and with a smashing time. I certainly couldn’t run 10k on an empty stomach. I strongly suspect doing 12k yesterday on nothing but a soya blueberry yoghurt might have contributed to my dehydrated Victorian maiden style swoons.

Razouski
Razouski
in reply to FlickM3

I always run on an empty stomach, even when I did a half marathon I couldn’t face food first. Strange I know...

Jancanrun
JancanrunGraduate10

Blimey that’s fast - certainly no snail at all. And the Rudy track is fantastic, loving the new lyrics. Well done you

Razouski
Razouski
in reply to Jancanrun

Thanks Jan, I was surprised myself to be honest, but need to work on speed as I seem to have given up on distance for the time being. I just can't get motivated to do more than 10k in this heat.

Yesterday evening it actually rained here and I can't believe how excited I got. But it's back to muggy heat again today.

Jancanrun
JancanrunGraduate10
in reply to Razouski

I don’t blame you on limiting long runs in the heat, it’s hard enough managing the distance without asking your bod to manage the air conditioning needs too. At least that’s my experience, in the heat my pace drops in a range of between 2 and 3 minutes a km, which is horrendous, but as a more experienced runner told me, your body is focussing on trying to keep you cool, and whilst it is doing that function, you are adding to its workload - a bit like constantly opening the fridge door in hot weather I guess. We have a holy mother of a temporale (storm) coming and we too have the humidity - I can cope with dry heat, but wet heat - yuck!

Razouski
Razouski
in reply to Jancanrun

Did you really say, “... between 2 and 3 minutes per km...”? You are amazing if you can run that fast. An elite athlete no less. 😉

Jancanrun
JancanrunGraduate10
in reply to Razouski

aha bad diction... I meant my pace goes from 6 mins a km to 8 or 9. Mind you on my last run MapMy Run claimed I did a km in 2 seconds... :)

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate10

Wow! Super fast!

I could never run that hungry!

Razouski
Razouski
in reply to Tasha99

Thanks Tasha, the trouble is that I can't seem to run when I've eaten, that's why i usually run first thing.

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator

Fabulously fast Razzy!! 🏅 Bet breakfast (brunch) tasted great after that! 👍😁

Razouski
Razouski
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

It certainly did, and I felt quite virtuous. ;-)

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