I know I did Parkrun yesturday, but after my 4 days of run starvation I needed more...a bit like when you have something good, you just want more.....
So- I got Mr JuicyJu to get out of bed and drop me off in Long Ashton at 06.50 and off I went... To be fair we were already awake as we have a very naughty cock that refuses to go in the hen house and yells at the top of his voice up the tree from 4.30!!! I had my new panther sweatbands on ( black puma head and wristbands) and silky steve to keep me tame.
The first half an hour was so HARD...my legs were like joints of steel ( not sure thats quite the right analogy) and I kept chanting my Nemo-esque mantra, 'Just keep running, just keep running'so I did. I got to 40 minutes and I was just finding my 'long run' zone where I can just keep going on autopilot.
There wasn't many folk about but a lady on a bike went past and looked at me with a frigid stare, so ( sorry folks) I swore quietyly and her and gave an appropriate hand gesture, then enjoyed the moment with a naughty laugh!
When it got to 90 minutes and silky steve said, 'you are now in the long run zone and you are burning bodyfat' I threw my arms in the air and did my Juicyju dance ( there wasn't much traffic on the road so I don't think I scared anyone)....
I got to Spar and dashed in for my energy drink...enjoying a few stares and chuckles as I carried on running round the shop.Nearly home...you can do it Ju, but oh my legs were aching and my left foot was really sore but I wasn't going to let that stop me...
I looked at my Nike app and I had done 16.5...right lets get to 17, so I really sprinted with energy from somewhere ( probably last nights tagine) and I did it, I swore my head off loudly ( sorry nice people of Cleeve) but needs must.
17k in 1 hour and 51 minutes....I'm a very happy panther.
Now I am enjoying chilling, watching our mad hens and stroking the bunnies with a nice afterglow of success.
Happy Sunday everyone...and of course happy panthering too