Yes, this post is about running. It's about how I haven't run very much in the last few weeks (I could cite long hours at work and tiredness and wanting to do other things for 5x50...), and how I had intended to go for a nice 10K run today. I had a new off-road route in mind, but the rain this morning and over the past couple of days led me to feel it would be unpleasantly muddy. I ummed and ahhed and the day began to slip away. It finally got to about 8.30pm and my stress levels were rising, knowing I hadn't run and the scales will not be looking friendly tomorrow morning.
Suddenly zombies seemed to be the answer! I completed the ZombiesRun! app some months ago, but I decided to start again at the beginning, setting it for 1 hour runs this time instead of 30 mins, and with 'zombie chases' switched on. It did the trick. I ran a long, otherwise dull route around the town, I sprinted away from zombie hoardes at inopportune moments (proving that I could still go for it when I thought there was nothing left in the tank), and I ran an overall acceptable time for a tortoise (6.32 miles/10.17k in 1:18:22). It would probably be a new 10K PB if I hadn't suddenly been beseeched by zombies again as I reached the 10K mark, upon which I found an incredible burst of speed which I didn't believe my legs had left in them.
Pretty exhaunsted now and in need of a soak in the bath, but feeling considerably less stressed than I was earlier. Who'd have guessed zombies could be great for relaxation?!