I ran a 5K this morning and it was hard. It never ceases to amaze me at how your body can decide to do what it wants to do, even when your brain is saying "Hey body! This is gonna be such an eeeeasy run. It's only 5 bloomin K. Piece of cake for someone of your prowess. And lycra wearing style!!"
Twas not to be. YET......I still managed a 28'25 time. I certainly didn't think it was worthy of such a decent time because I just felt soooooo heavy as I plonked along, taking TWO walk breaks. Again, here's the rub - your brain thinks ;
"That was crap that run", yet your body turns in a good performance, having previously told your brain "Whoooah brain! YOU might be thinking this is gonna be a breeze, but my legs feel heavy and my liver is still trying to get over all that bloody wine you flushed through it last night!!!!"
Oh, to get the two organs in sync with each other - which when it happens, is a beautiful thang. This was my last run of the week because I'm off back to BERLIN tomorrow, for four days. Maybe five. However, I AM taking my brooks with me as well as enough lycra to make even Lynford Christie blush, in case I get the chance to run by the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag building, which could be an amazing experience. My work schedule is one where I am going to have to work NIGHTS for the duration of the stay - and I am DREADING this, because I have NEVER worked nights in my life - but it MAY leave me with the opportunity to go for a glorious run past some mega touristy sights during the time when I am awake and not feeling sh*t!!
To all newbies - well done for starting this great program. To all "almost" graduates - you're nearly there. Keep going! To all graduates - I love you all, cos you keep me going.
Until my next blogette.......your very own lycra fan
(oh! That rhymes?!)