Codes vs sperm donation: 1:0

After a bad day at work, I came home and was all about "Nah, I'm too tired/ I need a coffee first...coffee equals I have to run to the loo all the time...conclusion: No run for me today". I started cooking dinner, then my stubbornness came back and there was no way I would skip my run today. If I started with this skipping, the old sloth might return. So I switched off the stove (dinner was already half done), put on my gear, grabbed my mp3-player with my new wonderful around-the-ear-earphones (no more readjusting during the run!), met my BF in the door, told him to finish cooking and off I went.

I listened to "The Infinite Monkey Cage" (topic: codes) and this definitely distracted me and made me run a lot faster than my German podcast on sperm donation on Tuesday (4.95 km in 33:33 min) . I enjoyed the run a lot, felt as if I was running faster than usual, changed my route slightly in two parts and stopped at 32:05 min. Due to the changes, I had no idea how much I'd run but it felt great and I recovered very quickly. Back at home, I mapped my run and....PB!!!! 5.022km in 32:05 min! (Last PB was 32:11 min for 5.003km) Tonight, an average kilometer took me 6:23 min. I calculated how much I needed to run 1 meter and found out that I had hit the 5 km at 31:52 min (Unfortunately, I didn't stop the at that time but I never know where the 5k-mark is on my route.)

I'm so happy about it especially as I didn't really try to do a new PB. It just felt good so I kept going in the faster pace :)

Aaaand two more wonderful things that happened today:

1) Dinner was ready when I came home from my run :D

2) I signed up for a 5km charity run on 14 September and got the confirmation today... Now I'm getting a bit of cold feet but that's another story.

I think I'll have a glass of wine now to celebrate my new PB!

As you all see: A bad day can still turn into a good one! Happy running to everyone!

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  • Hey thats a fantastic PB...well done you....I think sperm donation in my ears would be enough for me to run straight home!!!!

  • I'm so pleased with this time :) Still smiling all day long ;) To be honest, the sperm donation podcast wasn't boring at all. It was told from a young woman who only lives because of sperm donation and many issues were mentioned that I had never thought of before. Nevertheless, the sperm donation podcast didn't give me the...ehm, let's call it "flow"... I needed.

  • Lovely post and congrats on PB!

    I love infinite Monkey cage too - BRILLIANT programme. Can I download it to my phone? (Still reading the instruction book for it but hope I can)

    Happy running!

  • Thank you :) The infinite monkey cage was recommended to me here in this great community and I really love it!

    I'm sorry, I can't help you with your phone question as I'm still one of the persons who have an old phone that is not smart at all... But I suppose you should be able to download it onto your phone as many phones can be used as mp3-players. I hope you find out soon and can also enjoy the monkey cage on your runs :)

  • Brilliant post and well done on the PB. I think my trainers are looking for new best friends they have only been used 4 times in august so will done on just pressing pause and getting out there for a run...

    Although what a brilliant set of tags too..... PB and cold feet! Who would have thought you could ever get them with a sperm donation!

    You just gotta love this site....

  • Thank you!

    That's so great, I didn't even notice the tags :D Oh my... this page is brilliant :)

    I hope you and your trainers become closer friends again soon. It's so great to be out there and you probably don't want them to walk away on their own ;)

  • Hi MattheW! Where have you been hiding? Getting worried about you and missed your astute posts.

    Hope all is well with you!

  • Your title intrigued me to read on... you have got to love the Infinite Monkey Cage! Brian Cox of course is a legend but I love Robin Ince. We went to see him live last year and he does proper geeky humour. Appealed to the mischievous scientist in me.

  • I had no idea about the existence of the monkey cage until I was told in this community. I'm not from the UK and thus don't know a lot about the different radio stations and their podcasts etc. But I'm trying to get to know them and I really love those I found until now. I think if they spoke in the monkey cage about sperm donation it would be a lot funnier than the other podcast I listened to ;)

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