Well I woke up this morning (that sound like the beginning of a rhythm and blues song??) and after a blissful lie in, which for me is a rare thing, I donned my running clobber and set off with Endomondo pinging away on my phone. To be absolutely honest, the old groin was twinge'ing slightly when I got up but oddly once I'd walked for 5 mins, it had "warmed" up and seemed to be ok.
Luckily there were no incidents along the way. All muscles felt fine and apart from my right shoulder freezing up briefly (cos I was carrying my water bottle in my right hand) I was powering along just fine. Didn't dare go fast in case Mr Groin started shouting, but I managed a pretty good distance before I completely ran out of puff. I mean, there was NO WAY I could have run further - BUT....... here's the annoying bit. I got my phone out and I had covered only 4.5K, not 5K as I had originally thought?!! "BLAAAAST!" I said. I tried to slope off and drag my legs along thinking that if I finish the extra half K, I'd be happy. Alas, twas not to be. My brain said "Dan. You know what? Sod it! STOP NOW!" So I did.
I walked home the extra half K feeling pretty good that Signor Groin was still ok and walked in the front door to the cheery tones of Mrs Dan who said "Well? How did it go?". "I only did 4.5K". "For God's sake Dan! That's good!". "Yeah but, I just looked at my stats and it said 5K in 31'45sec". "Go and have a jacuzzi! That's better than I can do. You stupid idiot!"
I should say here that the last comment, though it sounds cruel, is a normal response from Mrs Dan to my good self. Her nickname for me is "Stupid Idiot" which I have to admit, fits pretty damned well with some of the things I say and do. For eg. I once asked my assistant with whom I work, "What is it that powers windmills. Is it electricity?" AND I WAS SERIOUS!!!
Anyhow, thanks for all your support and kind words at every post I make. I really appreciate your comments as they give me a bit of "va va voom!"